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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Tags: ankle brace, Drop Foot, Drop foot brace, drop foot gait, drop foot treatment, dropfoot, dropfoot brace, dropfoot gait, foot drop, foot drop gait, foot drop testimonial, footdrop, footdrop brace, footdrop testimonial, testimonial
Tags: AFO, ankle brace, ankle braces, Drop Foot, drop foot AFO, drop foot technology, foot drop, foot drop brace
In this episode of Foot of the Week, Insightful demonstrates how our drop foot technology can provide better treatment by providing more accurate traction on the calf. If the portion of the AFO (called the calf section) is moving either medially or laterally off the leg, the drop foot AFO brace can be adjusted using a longer tensor that comes with the ankle brace. By simply installing the longer tensor on the side of the brace that is opposite the direction the brace needs to be tilted, you can shift the portion of the AFO in the direction needed. For example, if a left foot AFO is coming off medially (or coming off towards the middle), then swap the long tensor on the medial side to shift it towards the lateral side. If the left foot brace is coming off the calf laterally (or towards the outside of the leg), then install the longer tensor on the lateral side to push the calf section medially. The opposite if true for a Right foot AFO.
Tags: Drop Foot, drop foot AFO, Drop foot brace, drop foot gait, drop foot treatment, foot drop brace, foot drop drop foot brace
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!
Tags: active, AFO, ankle brace, ankle braces, Drop Foot, drop foot AFO, Drop foot brace, drop foot treatment, foot drop, foot drop brace, foot drop drop foot brace, tennis
In this week’s vblog, we take you to an indoor tennis facility where one of our drop foot patients happily wears, what she calls, the best drop foot brace on the market. With the Step-Smart brace for drop foot, she is able to play tennis and live an active life. See her play tennis in this video.
Tags: AFO, ankle brace, ankle braces, Brace, braces, Dorsi-strap, Drop Foot, drop foot AFO, Drop foot brace, drop foot gait, drop foot treatment, foot drop, foot drop brace, foot up, freedom walk, orthoses, video
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.
Tags: AFO, ankle brace, Brace, braces, custom AFO, Custom ankle brace, Drop Foot, foot drop, foot drop brace, orthosis
In this episode, we demonstrate how we can refurbish an old AFO, in particular, the Step-Smart AFO. If your drop foot brace is looking old and shabby and needs to be cleaned up with new straps and brace parts, we provide this service at a reasonable price.
Tags: AFO, ankle brace, Brace, braces, Custom ankle brace, Drop Foot, drop foot AFO, Drop foot brace, drop foot treatment, orthoses, orthosis, orthotic, podiatry, shoe
In this week’s episode, we demonstrate how the Step-Smart brace (treatment) for drop foot can be adjusted to track better on the leg. The existing orthotic should be removed from the shoe before inserting the brace. The Step-Smart AFO has a good arch support and foot orthotic built into the braces footplate. This needs to be aligned properly so that the calf section tracks on the leg properly.
Tags: AFO, ankle brace, custom AFO, Dorsi-strap, Drop Foot, drop foot AFO, Drop foot brace, drop foot gait, drop foot treatment, Dynamic walk, foot drop brace, orthoses, orthosis, PLS AFO, podiatry, Posterior leaf spring, shoe donning, video
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.
Tags: AFO, AFO shoe, ankle brace, ankle braces, custom AFO, Custom ankle brace, Custom ankle braces, Drop Foot, drop foot AFO, Drop foot brace, drop foot gait, drop foot shoe, drop foot treatment, foot drop, foot drop brace, foot drop shoe, shoe
This video shows how the Step-Smart fits in most shoes and types of shoes. There is no need to up size or buy medical shoes with our drop foot orthosis.
The Step-Smart drop foot brace is streamlined and low profile. It can even be worn with most dress shoes and sneakers and some sandals, hiking boots, and beach shoes. No need to worry about the brace getting wet either. It should work fine at the beach with the proper beach shoe! Dont be restricted to an ugly medical shoe, wear the shoe that you like. Check out the video and see for yourself how it truly does work with most shoes.
Tags: AFO, ankle brace, braces, casting for custom ankle brace, custom AFO, Custom ankle braces, Drop Foot, drop foot treatment, foot drop, orthoses, orthosis, podiatry, Post tib tendon, PTTD, shoe donning, shoe Horn, shoe horn alternative, shoehorn, video
In this weeks vblog, we demonstrate the AFO strategy used by Insightful to attach the AFO or ankle brace to the shoe using velcro. The foot and ankle brace is attached to the shoe using hook and loop pile. By attaching the ankle brace to the shoe, the unit becomes one. All of Insightful’s bracing is designed to work with a shoe and not without a shoe. Fastening the brace to the shoe makes it easier to don the brace or to put the brace on but also keeps the brace placed back in the heel of the shoe. This keeps the brace from creeping forward in the shoe and using up space in the shoe.