Ankle brace: WalkOn Reaction
Advantages for you
Walk more naturally
The WalkOn Reaction enables a nearly physiological walking. Depending on your current phase in the gait cycle, extension and flexion of the knee is supported by the special structure (frontal contact) of the orthosis. Your gait pattern becomes smoother.
Fewer compensatory movements
Compensatory movements can lead to signs of wear. The WalkOn Reaction reduces these with its high energy return. You walk more symmetrically, because the orthosis stores energy at heel strike and releases it again during the rollover movement of the foot.
You gain safety because the WalkOn reaction supports and lifts your foot in the swing phase while walking. The risk of getting caught with the tip of the foot on carpet edges or uneven ground for example, is reduced.
Use regular footwear
The orthosis fits in any shoe that provides support and has a reinforced heel. To put on the orthosis, simply position the WalkOn Reaction in the shoe and then slide in with your foot.
Lightweight and discreet
The WalkOn Reaction is lightweight, slim, and discreet under clothing. A shin pad makes it even more comfortable. It is made of climate control material which reduces heat development and perspiration.
Robust and durable
The WalkOn Reaction is especially robust. It has proven its durability in trials and long-term functional testing.
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WalkOn product family information for users
Place the orthosis into the shoe first and then insert your foot. Then simply fasten the hook-and-loop closures.
No, but you should select a sturdy shoe with a reinforced heel. The orthosis should fit firmly inside your shoe so that it moves as little as possible. We recommend a heel height of .39 in. Shoe heel height can also be determined by your orthotist.
Yes! In fact, it is recommended that you are active. However, you should avoid extreme and abrupt movements. Talk to your physician and orthotist about which sports and activities would be the most beneficial for you and how to make the best use of your orthosis.
The orthosis should be cleaned regularly using water and a mild soap. All pads and closures are combined, and all textile components can be washed and replaced. We recommend washing the pad at least twice a week (machine washable at 100°F).
Replacement pads can be ordered through your orthotist. He or she will adapt the pads for you personally to ensure they fit.
Unfortunately, we cannot make a specific recommendation regarding driving. You must be able to safely control any vehicle for which you require a driver’s license. The ability to when wearing a WalkOn Reaction is determined on a case-by-case basis. You are required to observe national and state laws.