WalkOn lateral

People with permanent drop foot depend on a device that elevates their foot while walking.

This is precisely what the WalkOn lateral does. It helps to elevate the foot during the swing phase, making the gait safer again while reducing the risk of stumbling and falling. The tip of the foot no longer gets caught as easily on small obstacles or uneven ground.

The ankle-foot orthosis is made of a modern carbon fibre prepreg material which is very lightweight. A carbon spring at the back extends from the Achilles tendon to the calf. The WalkOn lateral provides support during walking for users with residual musculature. The orthosis releases previously stored energy at toe-off so the gait becomes smoother. The ankle joint is stabilised at the same time.

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Dorsal spring

The dorsal spring connects the lower leg shell with the foot component. 

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Foot component

The characteristics of the carbon sole are tailored to the needs of the different areas of application of the orthosis types.

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Lateral stay

The spring connection to the sole is in the outer ankle area.

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Lower leg shell

The calf pad is located on the lower leg shell of the WalkOn lateral. It can be easily applied to the leg with a hook-and-loop closure.

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28U33 - Ankle-Foot

WalkOn lateral

Safer walking

People with permanent drop foot depend on a device that elevates their foot while walking.

This is precisely what the WalkOn lateral does. It helps to elevate the foot during the swing phase, making the gait safer again while reducing the risk of stumbling and falling. The tip of the foot no longer gets caught as easily on small obstacles or uneven ground.

The ankle-foot orthosis is made of a modern carbon fibre prepreg material which is very lightweight. A carbon spring at the back extends from the Achilles tendon to the calf. The WalkOn lateral provides support during walking for users with residual musculature. The orthosis releases previously stored energy at toe-off so the gait becomes smoother. The ankle joint is stabilised at the same time.

Terms and conditionsStroke, other, Multiple sclerosis, Neurological disorders
User groupchildren, adults
ApplicationsCustum orthetics, Bracing & Support/ (OTS)
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WalkOn lateral

People with permanent drop foot depend on a device that elevates their foot while walking.

This is precisely what the WalkOn lateral does. It helps to elevate the foot during the swing phase, making the gait safer again while reducing the risk of stumbling and falling. The tip of the foot no longer gets caught as easily on small obstacles or uneven ground.

The ankle-foot orthosis is made of a modern carbon fibre prepreg material which is very lightweight. A carbon spring at the back extends from the Achilles tendon to the calf. The WalkOn lateral provides support during walking for users with residual musculature. The orthosis releases previously stored energy at toe-off so the gait becomes smoother. The ankle joint is stabilised at the same time.

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Dorsal spring

The dorsal spring connects the lower leg shell with the foot component. 

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Foot component

The characteristics of the carbon sole are tailored to the needs of the different areas of application of the orthosis types.

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Lateral stay

The spring connection to the sole is in the outer ankle area.

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Lower leg shell

The calf pad is located on the lower leg shell of the WalkOn lateral. It can be easily applied to the leg with a hook-and-loop closure.

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Benefits at a glance

WalkOn lateral – lightweight support

The WalkOn lateral fits in normal shoes.
Use regular footwear

The orthosis fits in any shoe that provides support. You only need to make sure that the shoe has a reinforced heel. To put on the orthosis, position the WalkOn lateral in the shoe and then slide your foot in.

The WalkOn lateral is lightweight and discreet
Lightweight and discreet

The WalkOn lateral is lightweight, slim and discreet under clothing. A removable calf pad makes it even more comfortable for you. 

Enhanced safety while walking.
Enhanced safety

The WalkOn lateral enhances your safety by supporting and elevating your foot during the swing phase while walking. This reduces the risk of catching the tip of your foot on carpet edges or uneven ground, for example.

Walk more naturally with the WalkOn lateral
Walk more naturally

The special material of the WalkOn lateral stores energy when you step down with the heel and releases it again during the foot’s rollover movement. This makes your gait more natural, whether you are walking slow or fast and no matter how much weight you are putting on the foot.

Climbing stairs with the WalkOn lateral
Robust and durable

The WalkOn lateral is especially robust. Its has proven its durability in tests and long-term functional testing. The adult sizes were tested for 2 million cycles (= steps), the child sizes for 1 million cycles (= steps).

Move naturally with the WalkOn lateral
Moving naturally

You move entirely naturally with the WalkOn lateral during the day. When you crouch down or climb stairs, for example, you can put a natural load on the forefoot. The WalkOn lateral is perfectly suited for many everyday situations.

User Experience

Walk naturally again

Irmgard, the “Silver Queen”, tells her story.

Irmgard’s dream of competing in the Olympics was destroyed by a sports accident. Today, the “Silver Queen” of the Paralympic Games in Rio and Tokyo rises to the challenge of drop foot in everyday life with the dynamic WalkOn lateral.

Specifications

Product information

Terms and conditionsStroke, other, Multiple sclerosis, Neurological disorders
User groupchildren, adults
ApplicationsCustum orthetics, Bracing & Support/ (OTS)
ProductionAssembled
MaterialCarbon

Product Data

Article numberShoe sizeSideHeight
28U33=L24-2724-27left (L)20.5 cm
28U33=L27-3027-30left (L)24.0 cm
28U33=L30-3330-33left (L)27.0 cm
28U33=L33-3633-36left (L)29.5 cm
28U33=L36-3936-39left (L)32.5 cm
28U33=L39-4239-42left (L)35.0 cm
28U33=L42-4542-45left (L)37.0 cm
28U33=L45-4845-48left (L)39.0 cm
28U33=R24-2724-27right (R)20.5 cm
28U33=R27-3027-30right (R)24.0 cm
28U33=R30-3330-33right (R)27.0 cm
28U33=R33-3633-36right (R)29.5 cm
28U33=R36-3936-39right (R)32.5 cm
28U33=R39-4239-42right (R)35.0 cm
28U33=R42-4542-45right (R)37.0 cm
28U33=R45-4845-48right (R)39.0 cm
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FAQS

Answers for you

Can I get replacement pads for the WalkOn lateral?

Replacement pads can of course be ordered through your orthopaedic technician. He or she adapts the pads for you personally to ensure they fit.

Do I need a special shoe for the WalkOn lateral?

No, but you should select a sturdy shoe with a reinforced heel. It is important that the orthosis fits firmly so that it moves as little as possible. We also recommend a heel height of 10 mm; alternatively this can be determined by your technician. An additional pair of shoes should of course have the same heel height.

Is it possible to play sports with the WalkOn lateral?

Yes, physical exercise is not only possible but also to be recommended. Talk to your O&P professional about what types of sports make the most sense for you and how to best use your orthosis during sports. You should, however, avoid extreme and abrupt movements.

  

Can I drive a car with the WalkOn lateral?

We can’t make any general statements regarding this. You must be able to safely control any vehicle for which you require a driving licence and insurance or which is used in traffic. Your ability to drive a car with a WalkOn lateral should be determined on an individual basis. You are required to observe national and state laws.

How do I put on the WalkOn lateral?

We recommend that you place the orthosis into the shoe first and then insert your foot. Then you can simply fasten the hook-and-loop closures.

How do I care for the WalkOn lateral?

The orthosis should be wiped regularly using water and a mild cleaning agent. We recommend washing the pad at least twice a week (machine washable at 40 °C). 

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