The Push Ortho Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)
is a new, lightweight, low profile brace that provides an effective support for foot drop. The innovative design allows for a natural gait and makes safe and efficient walking possible again.
The Push Ortho Ankle Foot Orthosis has a lightweight, composite frame that provides lateral stability to the ankle joint, and a base for the functional support straps. The non-elastic strap system fixes the foot in the orthosis and counteracts inversion and eversion. The elastic straps exercise dynamic control of plantar flexion after heel strike and promote a neutral foot position during the swing phase. The Functional Strap System is continuously adjustable, allowing the degree of dynamic foot lifting during the swing phase to be adapted to the user’s individual needs. During the landing phase, plantar flexion is controlled by the braking function of the elastic straps. The relatively flexible sole of the Push AFO allows dorsiflexon in the ankle joint and makes it possible to use the residual function of the calf muscles during the completion phase of the step. This creates an efficient and natural gait.
The Push Ortho Ankle Foot Orthosis works in different types of shoes and does not require a special shoe. With standard AFO’s, the shoe provides fixation of the orthosis around the foot. The Push AFO itself possesses a fixating strap system. This innovative construction allows the Push AFO to be used even with slippers.
The Push Ortho Ankle Foot Orthosis is indicated for users with loss of control of the ankle dorsiflexors during the swing phase and during loading response. It is contraindicated for users with loss or lack of control of the calf muscles, moderate to severe spasticity, extreme pes equinus, foot deformity. The Push Ortho Ankle Foot Orthosis is available in 3 sizes for the left and right foot. To determine the size needed, place the foot a 90 degree angle in relation to the lower leg, measure circumference around the heel and instep of the foot. The manufacturer strongly recommends customization and fitting by a professional, as AFOs that have been worn or customized cannot be returned.
Push Ortho Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) Instructions
Push Ortho Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) Specifications:
- Choose size: 1, 2, or 3 for Left or Right Foot.
- Materials: Sympress microfiber, hook and loop fasteners.
- Care: Hand or machine wash on gentle cycle at low temperature. Be sure straps are closed during washing. Washing in a net bag is recommended. DO NOT add bleach. DO NOT dry in dryer or wash in a dishwasher.