Improving foot and ankle strength is a critical factor in restoring the gait and the ability to walk more easily.

The Foot Mentor Pro™ robotic assist device has been shown to improve lower extremity function and help with walking speed.

The ability to walk is critical to achieving a better quality of life.

Robotic active-assist therapy promotes neuromuscular re-education.

Consistent use of the Foot Mentor Pro has been shown to help strengthen the ankle and foot, while helping the brain forge new pathways.

The Foot Mentor Pro™

As the lower extremities get stronger, range of motion and motor control continues to improve over time.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Foot Mentor is a robotic active-assist rehabilitation device designed to help stroke survivors improve lower extremity function and locomotion, subsequently reducing impairment and improving quality of life.

The device is worn on the impaired foot and connected to the control screen. As you play interactive games on the control screen, the Foot Mentor safely guides you through foot and ankle rehabilitation, providing gentle assistance with a pneumatic muscle as needed.

If you are experiencing what is commonly referred to as ‘foot drop’ as a result of a stroke, you may be a candidate. Consult with your healthcare provider to find out if the Foot Mentor is the right treatment for you.

Clinical trials have demonstrated benefits from using the Foot Mentor including improvements in strength, and improved walking speed and distance.

The Foot Mentor devices are designed to provide benefits long-term by adapting to your needs as you progressively improve and regain function. Many factors may affect your length of use and may depend on whether the goal is to manage impairment or improve function. Please consult with your healthcare providers for more details about the benefits of long-term use.

Benefits from using the Foot Mentor have been seen by survivors both shortly after a stroke and long after.

Both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke survivors have benefited from Foot Mentor rehabilitation in clinical trials. But most studies have investigated the more common, ischemic stroke.

The Foot Mentor is listed with FDA as a ‘cleared’ medical device, which means it presents only minimal risk to users. Like most lower extremity rehabilitation, you will use your ankle and leg more with the Foot Mentor and may experience some fatigue. This usually improves as you progress. Your healthcare provider will develop an appropriate rehabilitation program to make sure your specific needs are met using the device.

Healthcare providers and clinicians who use the Foot Mentor can be found here.

Yes. The Foot Mentor is uniquely capable of providing rehabilitation benefits in the clinic or at home. The controller (the computer part of the device) weighs about 15 pounds and can be set up on a table. It uses a standard three-prong electrical outlet. The foot device itself weighs about 25 pounds.

Depending on your level of function, you may require some help from a family member or healthcare provider to put on the Foot Mentor.