This video was submitted to Insightful Products by one of our loyal customers who uses the Step-Smart drop foot brace. The gentleman was kind enough to not only submit it but also did the editing and audio. He demonstrates his gait before and after using the dropfoot brace and describes his gait with and without the brace.
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Iraq veteran, injured in battle, tells his foot drop gait story. The Step-Smart drop foot brace is offered as a solution to his foot drop foot treatment. See his gait with the Step-Smart. Looks like another happy customer!
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In this week’s video blog, we compare the differences between braces designed for toe off and braces designed for drop foot. Braces designed for toe off are supposed to help in gait with plantarflexion, not dorsiflexion. Braces designed for drop foot or foot drop are supposed to help in gait with dorsiflexion, or lifting the foot up and not pushing off with weak toes. Some of these toe off brace designs do give clearance at swing phase, allowing the toes to clear the ground while swinging the leg forward, but most do not help with shock absorption at heel strike. A key component to any good drop foot brace is the ability to slow the foot down at heel strike thereby preventing foot slap while also not restricting plantarflexion too much. The reality is that most of these toe off designs are not strong enough to assist in toe off. As seen in this video, the brace bends almost beyond its limit at about 15 lbs and most people weigh between 120 and 200 lbs. Even though the toe off is made of carbon fiber or mostly carbon fiber, the designs we have looked at can not handle weight over 100lbs and therefore the toe off benefit claimed is worthless in our opinion.
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In this video episode of “Foot of the Week”, we talk to a drop foot patient who has been using the dorsi-strap or x-strap (similar to the freedom walk, Foot up, or steady strider). We compare this drop foot treatment to the Step-Smart brace and demonstrate how the Step-Smart provides superior shock absorption at heel strike and also provides lateral support for better drop foot gait. Foot drop often causes falls resulting from an ankle rollover. Our drop foot gait analysis shows that without the ability to dorsiflex, the ankle is more susceptible to lateral instability. The lateral side of the foot or the outside of the foot can catch on an edge and rollover. Also, if the dropped foot lands on uneven ground, a rollover is difficult to prevent without ankle support. The drop foot patient also provides a testimonial in his owns words describing his experience and fear of falling. The Step-Smart is the best drop foot brace and dropfoot braces on the market.
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In this episode, we compare the Step-Smart AFO with the Dynamic Walk AFO, Dorsi-strap, and Swedish style posterior leaf spring drop foot orthosis / brace. These ankle foot orthoses are compared for shoe fitting, comfort, and general gait proficiency.
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Gait analysis of a drop foot patient before and after utilizing the Step-Smart brace. The Step-smart brace is used to improve gait and for drop foot treatment. See for yourself the difference in walking with and without the AFO (brace).
The video details the differences seen in swing phase and at heel strike. It mentions and demonstrates the importance of clearance at swing phase for “foot drop” and “drop Foot” patients to avoid tripping and falling.
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