WalkOn Reaction dorsiflexion assist orthosis
Benefits at a glance
Walk more naturally
The WalkOn Reaction enables a nearly physiological gait. 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 compensating movements
Compensating 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, for example on carpet edges or uneven ground, is reduced.
Use regular footwear
The orthosis fits in any shoe that provides support. You should merely ensure that the shoe has a reinforced heel. To put on the orthosis, you should 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 for you. It is made of climate control material (Outlast) 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 function testing.
WalkOn product family
There are four WalkOn orthoses. This allows your doctor or orthopaedic technician to select the product that is most suitable for your personal condition and the severity of your paralysis.
- Dorsal flexor weakness, with or without moderate spasticity. For slight impairment of the plantar flexion muscles, and for slight impairment of knee extension (e.g. constant fatigue of the knee extensors during long periods of standing or walking)
- For slight impairment of the plantar flexion muscles, and for slight impairment of knee extension (e.g. constant fatigue of the knee extensors during long periods of standing or walking)
The indication frequently occurs after a stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular atrophy or peroneal paralysis.