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Had guillain-barre syndrome, paralysed till lungs. Looking for advanced Physio treatments

Hi.. I m Nandan. this question is with reference to my mother.15 years ago when she was 30, she had a viral attack GUILLIAN BARRY SYNDROME . she was attacked/paralyzed till her lungs. after treatment and a year of physiotherapy she can walk and manage herself at home. but mistake was her footfall was not prevented when in hospital and during rehab , as a result she doesnt have the Dorsiflexion movement in her feet and hence she cant lift her back. its been years since she stopped physiotheraphy n muscle weakness keeps relapsing.Now she has started rehab again.. but i would like to know are there any advanced Physio treatments that can help get back the dorsiflexion movement?.. I was 8 years old when this happened.. Now im 24.. Its been hard years for the family with financial constraints. I would like to put an end to her suffering now atleast. Please help with solutions..
Sat, 21 Jul 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello.welcome.Although surgery can only correct the deformity,you can use a dorsiflexion foot splint which can make her walk with ease.good luck.
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Cardiologist Dr. Naresh Ruparelia's  Response
Hi well come to HCM.
Now a days surgerys are performed for correction of this kind of deformities, because
chances of getting much benefit out physio does not look very bright because defrmity
is very old. You should contact good orthopedic surgeon who will guide you about kind
of surgery possible on her and likely out come of surgery. Thanks
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Had guillain-barre syndrome, paralysed till lungs. Looking for advanced Physio treatments

Hello.welcome.Although surgery can only correct the deformity,you can use a dorsiflexion foot splint which can make her walk with ease.good luck.