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    Push Ortho Ankle Foot Orthosis - Black

    Foot drop, sometimes called drop foot, is a general term for difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. If you have foot drop, the front of your foot might drag on the ground when you walk.

    Foot drop isn't a disease. Rather, foot drop is a sign of an underlying neurological, muscular or anatomical problem.

    Sometimes foot drop is temporary, but it can be permanent. If you have foot drop, you might need to wear a brace on your ankle and foot to hold your foot in a normal position.

    The Push AFO offers excellent support in the case of loss of ability to lift the foot and problems in controlling the foot when walking. 

    Foot drop is caused by weakness or paralysis of the muscles involved in lifting the front part of the foot. Causes of foot drop might include:

    • Nerve injury. The most common cause of foot drop is compression of a nerve in your leg that controls the muscles involved in lifting the foot (peroneal nerve). This nerve can also be injured during hip or knee replacement surgery, which may cause foot drop.

      A nerve root injury — "pinched nerve" — in the spine can also cause foot drop. People who have diabetes are more susceptible to nerve disorders, which are associated with foot drop.

    • Muscle or nerve disorders. Various forms of muscular dystrophy, an inherited disease that causes progressive muscle weakness, can contribute to foot drop. So can other disorders, such as polio or Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
    • Brain and spinal cord disorders. Disorders that affect the spinal cord or brain — such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis or stroke — may cause foot drop.

    The innovative design allows for a natural gait and makes safe and efficient walking possible again. The Push ortho Ankle Foot Orthosis lifts the foot during the swing phase, controls the plantar flexion after heel strike and then allows unimpeded rolling of the foot. In addition, the orthosis offers lateral stability to the ankle joint. 

    The elastic straps of the Push AFO are adjustable. This allows the degree of dynamic foot lift during the swing phase to be determined according to the individual needs of the user. On heel strike, the restraining function of the elastic straps ensures a well-controlled plantar flexion. During stance phase, the Push AFO allows flexion and extension in the ankle joint and allows the (remaining) function of the calf muscles to be addressed during the rolling of the foot. 

    The result is an efficient and natural gait. 

    Where normally the shoe allows for fixation of the orthosis around the foot, the Push AFO has its own fixing strap system. This innovative construction allows the Push AFO to be used with light footwear such as indoors in slippers. For more information please refer to the Product Brochure 

    Sizing Execution:
    Left and Right    SIZE Ankle CIRCUMFERENCE
    For sizing, place the foot at a 90° angle in relation to the lower leg, in order to measure the exact size. Then measure the circumference around the heel and the instep of the foot.

    Indications

    • Loss of control of the ankle dorsiflexors during swing phase and during loading response (heel strike/foot flat), possibly with ankle instability
    • Disorders possibly involving loss of the function of the ankle dorsiflexors, such as: CVA, hernia, multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, muscular dystrophy, polyneuropathy, spinal cord injury
    • Contra-Indications
    • Loss or lack of control of the calf muscles, moderate to severe spasticity, extreme pes equinus, foot deformity


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    Shipping & Delivery

    Shipping Rates 

    Under $100 - flat rate $10.00
    Over $100 - free shipping
    Oversized Items - $15 / Includes Toilet Seats, Handi Reachers, Kettle Tippers, Stocking Aids & Heat Pans

    Shipping Destinations

    We ship New Zealand wide.
    We don't ship internationally.
    We do not ship to PO Box addresses.

    Delivery time frames 

    We endeavour to deliver all in stock orders within:

    1 - 3 days North Island
    2 - 4 days South Island

    The majority of our orders are dispatched same day.

    If your product is a non-stocked item or on backorder you will receive an e-mail advising you of the delivery timeframe.