Who qualifies for the posterior dynamic strap ?
- Crouch gait patients
- Lack of forefoot push off
- Insufficient anterior control of tibia
- Low tone with poor proprioception
- Those who need a Kinesthetic reminder to improve alignment and posture
- Developmental delays
- Poor Lower Limb Posture
How it helps these patients ?
- Limits tibial progression to produce a ground reaction
- Produces active plantar flexion
- Eccentric control to assist with smooth progression of the tibia
- Controlled kinesthetic awarness
- Works with a patients muscles to provide support for normal gait
- Tone reducing
- Helps improve upright posture thorough learned behavior
- Provides a therapist tool to help patients reach their therapy goals quicker
Who qualifies for the anterior stretching straps ?
- Patients with a plantar flexion contracture
- Patients with any progressive pathology which leads to a loss of ankle range of motion
- Chronic toe walkers
- Patients needing spasticity control
- To assist with stretching
- Post operation to manage ROM
How do the stretching straps help?
The anterior straps are designed to produce a low tone stretch over a long duration of time. This has proven to help better prevent contractures from forming and help reduce existing contractures that may be painful, limit mobility or cause gait abnormalities.