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How the Adjustable Compression Component Kit works for the Step-Smart Brace for Drop Foot


Video Transcript:

In this video, we’re going to show the five different settings that you have for choices for your Step Smart Brace. Now when you get your step smart brace it’ll have the two amber bumpers in and that setting is a medium setting and is most likely going to work for most people. However, if you find that this is too stiff and you want a little bit more plantar flexion, you want to be able to press your foot down a little bit easier, then what I recommend doing is leaving the amber on the lateral, the outside (this is a right brace) and changing the inside or medial bumper to the green. This will give you a little bit more flexibility. If you still want to go more flexible then put both green bumpers in there. And this is the most flexible setting. And that allows for easy plantar flexion and the least resistance at heel strike. Now the reason we set the bumpers up the way we did is we wanted you to have a stance phase control. That is, we wanted the patient to be able to dial in the right amount of resistance at heel strike that suits them. So, if after you receive the brace and the medium setting is too weak then you can bump it up one notch by leaving the medial or the inside as amber and the outside you can make black. Now, this makes it even. This makes it really stiff and some people who are in high activities or jogging or take long stride lengths, they might want a setting like this. Now if that’s still not enough then you can put the two black in and this setting here has the most resistance and really gives you a lot of shock approach on a heel strike.


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