WalkOn Reaction junior pediatric ankle foot orthosis

Leo with the WalkOn Reaction junior

The WalkOn product range: dynamic ankle-foot orthoses



Benefits at a glance

Mother and son visiting a motorcycle exhibition. The boy is wearing the WalkOn Reaction junior, a dynamic ankle-foot orthosis from Ottobock

Walk more naturally

The WalkOn Reaction Junior enables a nearly physiological gait. The special design supports extension and flexion of the knee while walking, allowing your child's gait pattern to become smoother. This also supports children with higher acitivity levels who require more support for knee extension.

Boy crossing a hanging bridge on a playground with the WalkOn Reaction junior, a dynamic ankle-foot orthosis from Ottobock

Fewer compensating movements

Compensating movements often result in signs of wear. The WalkOn Reaction Junior can reduce these movements with its high energy return. The energy stored during heel strike is released by the orthosis during the rollover movement of the foot, allowing your child to walk more symmetrically. The unique alignment of the orthosis also provides a more natural posture while standing.

Child running across a playground. He is wearing the WalkOn Reaction junior, a dynamic ankle-foot orthosis from Ottobock, on his left leg

Enhanced safety

Your child’s safety is increased as the WalkOn Reaction Junior supports and lifts their foot during the swing phase while walking. The risk of catching the tip of the foot, for example, on carpet edges or uneven ground, is reduced.

Boy looking at a scooter. He is wearing the WalkOn Reaction junior, a dynamic ankle-foot orthosis from Ottobock

Appropriate for shoes

The orthosis can be worn in standard shoes, and a sturdy shoe is perfectly adequate. You only need to make sure the shoe has a reinforced heel. To put on the orthosis, you should ideally start by positioning the WalkOn Reaction Junior in the shoe. The child can then simply step in with their foot.

Mother and son looking at a classic car. The boy is wearing the WalkOn Reaction junior, a dynamic ankle-foot orthosis from Ottobock

Lightweight and discreet

The WalkOn Reaction Junior is lightweight, slim, and discreet under clothing. A shin pad made of climate control material makes it even more comfortable while reducing heat development and perspiration.

Child playing on a playground. He is wearing the WalkOn Reaction junior, a dynamic ankle-foot orthosis from Ottobock, on his left leg

Robust and durable

The WalkOn Reaction Junior is especially robust. The orthosis has proven its durability in various tests and long-term functional testing.

Ottobock is committed to creating safe spaces for children who have experienced trauma.

Giving traumatized children hope again

Together with the Peter Maffay Foundation, Ottobock works to help children who grew up in challenging conditions. The small Tabaluga Dragon is the symbol for this collaboration. (©(2016) Tabaluga Enterprises GmbH).

Indications

  • Infantile cerebral palsy
  • Drop foot without spasticity
  • Drop foot with mild to moderate spasticity
  • Hemiparesis and diparesis