Ankle-foot orthosis for children – WalkOn Reaction junior

Benefits at a glance

Walk more naturally

The WalkOn Reaction junior enables a nearly physiological gait. The special orthosis design supports extension and flexion of the knee during walking. Your child’s gait pattern becomes smoother. This also applies to children with higher activity levels, who require greater support for knee extension.

Fewer compensating movements

Compensating movements often result in signs of wear. The WalkOn Reaction junior can reduce these with its high energy return. The energy stored during heel strike is released by the orthosis during the rollover movement of the foot. This helps your child walk more symmetrically. The special alignment of the orthosis provides a more natural posture during standing as well.

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.

Appropriate for shoes

The orthosis can be worn in standard shoes, and a sturdy shoe is perfectly adequate. You only need to make sure that 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.

Lightweight and discreet

The WalkOn Reaction junior is lightweight, slim and fits discreetly under clothing. A shin pad makes it even more comfortable. It is made of a temperature-regulating material, which reduces the build-up of heat and perspiration.

Robust and durable

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

Giving traumatised children hope again.

Together with the Peter Maffay Foundation, Ottobock works to help disadvantaged children who are growing up under difficult conditions. The small Tabaluga Dragon is the symbol for this collaboration. (©(2016) Tabaluga Enterprises GmbH)


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