WalkOn Flex Ankle Foot Orthosis
Benefits at a Glance
WalkOn Flex supports and lifts your foot while walking. The risk of the tip of the foot getting caught on carpet edges or uneven ground is reduced. The robust and durable design has also been proved in trials and long-term functional testing.
Provided the physical requirements are met, the WalkOn Flex enables more mobility in the ankle joint and knee. This makes it easier for you to walk on uneven surfaces. The orthosis also provides moderate support as you walk – just the way you need it.
More natural movements
The WalkOn Flex is ideally suited for numerous everyday situations. When you crouch down or walk up a set of stairs, for example, you can put a normal load on your forefoot.
Lightweight and discreet
The WalkOn Flex is lightweight, slim, and discreet under clothing. A removable calf pad made of climate control material makes it even more comfortable while reducing heat development and perspiration.
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 Flex in your shoe, then slide in your foot.
Now available for children
The WalkOn Flex Junior is a lightweight, flexible carbon fiber AFO designed for children with mild to moderate drop foot.
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WalkOn product family information for users
Place the orthosis into the shoe first, then insert your foot. Secure by simply fastening 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 cleaning agent. We recommend washing the pad at least twice a week (machine washable at 100°F). To prolong the life of the calf band, always fasten the hook-and-loop closure after you put on the orthosis.
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 drive a car when wearing a WalkOn Flex is determined on a case-by-case basis. You are required to observe national and state laws.