The Step-Smart Brace by Insightful Products

Back on the Dance Floor with a Step-Smart® Drop Foot Brace


Life with Foot Drop will vary from person to person, but most will agree it makes  lower leg ambulatory activities more tiring, difficult and even dangerous. After diagnosis, you may have received an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) to help combat your dropping foot; however, many of these AFOs can cause additional discomfort as they tend to lock-up your entire leg. Some patients may need this support in a brace, but others may find this option holds them back.

Our team at Insightful Products, works to create and provide direct-to-patient solutions for drop foot. The Step-Smart® Drop Foot Brace was designed by Insightful Products’ President, Ian Engelman, CPO, MD and is manufactured at our facility in Scarborough, Maine! We aim to provide committed and caring customer service to help you with each step.

In this post, we wanted to share a testimonial from a customer who was overjoyed with the results of his Step-Smart brace! In this exciting reveal, he talks about how the Step-Smart Brace allowed him more independence and confidence with each step. For him, the heel cup and unique inversion strap (we call it the I-Strap) provided the right amount of ankle stability to keep his foot from rolling. This brace design worked so well for him that he was able to greatly reduce his need for pain medication, enjoy daily walks, and best of all… it enabled him to get back on the dance floor!

Enjoy the video below for another enthusiastic Step-Smart testimonial!


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A small company, nestled in the coastal town of Scarborough Maine, Insightful Products believes in solving problems with innovative design. From the Step Smart Brace’s Patented Jacob Joint technology, to the Funnel, an advanced shoehorn which offers a simple yet novel approach to shoe donning, we are dedicated to bringing new solutions and support to our customers.

2 thoughts on “Back on the Dance Floor with a Step-Smart® Drop Foot Brace”

  1. Dr Shivani Agarwal

    I am an Asst. Professor at a college in Delhi, India. I have left foot drop and paraparesis of same leg, with no sensation from hip to sole including thigh and calf. Ankle and toes motor skills are lost, however hip and knee joint motors are fine.
    All this happened after removal of ependymoma tumor from D11 to L4 in 2011.
    Now I am 37 years old woman.
    I wear polypropylene splint, which does the correction but I want to run and dance.
    Please suggest.

    1. Hello! Thank you for your inquiry. I will be sending you an email with more information about our Step-Smart brace today!

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