The WalkOn helps lift the foot during the swing phase, so that the gait becomes safer again while the risk of stumbling and falling is reduced for individuals with drop foot/dorsiflexor weakness. Meaning that the tip of the foot no longer gets caught as easily on small obstacles or uneven ground.
This ankle foot orthosis is made of a modern carbon fibre prepreg material which is very lightweight. There is a carbon fibre spring at the back that extends from the Achilles tendon to the calf. For users with residual musculature, the WalkOn provides support while walking. At toe-off the orthosis releases previously stored energy so that walking becomes smoother. The ankle joint is stabilised at the same time.
- Dorsal flexor weakness with slight to moderate spasticity
- The WalkOn is suitable for indoor and outdoor use by users with no or only mild impairment of motor control in the knee joint, and possibly a slight instability in the ankle joint
- The indication frequently occurs after a stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular atrophy or peroneal paralysis
- Supports lifting the foot
- Promotes dynamic rollover
- Increases the stride length by improving muscle dynamics
- Promotes exterior rotation of the foot at heel strike
- Promotes a physiological gait pattern
- Reduces the risk of falling
- Made of carbon fibre prepreg
- Energy is stored and returned during the gait cycle
- Slim design
- Inconspicuous to wear
- Low weight
- High acceptance
- Two comfortable calf bands
- Skin-friendly padding, washable and exchangeable
- Medial guidance of the longitudinal arch by the pylon
- Prevents supination in solid footwear
- Dorsal pylon/spring to calf band
- Good control at heel strike and toe-off
- Manufactured from a composite material that allows for a smooth and slim design
- High durability for lasting use
- Lightweight design for greater comfort levels in more shoes
- Two comfortable calf bands included in each package
- Easy and quick to put on and take off
There are several situations that may necessitate the use of an AFO, such as:
- After suffering a stroke
- After a traumatic brain injury in multiple sclerosis
- Neural muscular atrophy
- Peroneal palsy
- General muscle weakness
Please note that this AFO is designed for use by people that have no more than mild spasticity.
The Ottobock WalkOn provides you with a dynamic and physiological gait, natural heel strike and an increase in step length and walking speed. All of this means that when using the WalkOn, you should be able to walk with much the same confidence and gait as you did before suffering from foot drop. The Ottobock WalkOn gives good foot lift (clearance) and offers smooth roll-over in the heel and forefoot zone. With a greater level of clearance to your foot, you are far less likely to suffer falls, which is especially important if the user is an elderly person.
AFO stands for Ankle Foot Orthoses and these are medical devices designed to supply support to your foot and ankle. Crucial for beating foot drop, AFOs fit into your shoes and provide additional aid to keep your foot from falling. Whether you have damaged nerves or muscles that have temporarily affected your ability to lift your foot or you have a chronic condition that causes foot drop, an AFO is a simple and effective solution to your problem.
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As with all of our supports and braces we reccommend a gradual wearing in period to improve your comfort as you get used to the orthosis. If you have any further questions please contact us on , or email one of our clinicians at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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