Ankle-foot orthosis for children – WalkOn Reaction junior



Benefits at a glance

Walk more naturally

The WalkOn Reaction junior enables a nearly physiological gait. The special orthosis design supports extension and flexion of the knee during walking. Your child’s gait pattern becomes smoother. This also applies to children with higher activity levels, who require greater support for knee extension.

Fewer compensating movements

Compensating movements often result in signs of wear. The WalkOn Reaction junior can reduce these with its high energy return. The energy stored during heel strike is released by the orthosis during the rollover movement of the foot. This helps your child walk more symmetrically. The special alignment of the orthosis provides a more natural posture during standing as well.

Enhanced safety

Your child’s safety is increased as the WalkOn Reaction junior supports and lifts their foot during the swing phase while walking. The risk of catching the tip of the foot, for example on carpet edges or uneven ground, is reduced.

Appropriate for shoes

The orthosis can be worn in standard shoes, and a sturdy shoe is perfectly adequate. You only need to make sure that the shoe has a reinforced heel. To put on the orthosis, you should ideally start by positioning the WalkOn Reaction junior in the shoe. The child can then simply step in with their foot.

Lightweight and discreet

The WalkOn Reaction junior is lightweight, slim and fits discreetly under clothing. A shin pad makes it even more comfortable. It is made of a temperature-regulating material, which reduces the build-up of heat and perspiration.

Robust and durable

The WalkOn Reaction junior is especially robust. The orthosis has proven its durability in various tests and long-term functional testing.

WalkOn product range

The range offers a total of six WalkOn orthoses to choose from. One of these is the WalkOn Reaction junior, which is suitable for children as small as shoe size 24. Further orthoses from our WalkOn product range are available from shoe size 36.

Indications

  • Infantile cerebral palsy
  • Drop foot without spasticity
  • Drop foot with mild to moderate spasticity
  • Hemiparesis and diparesis

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Information for specialist dealers

This brochure provides an overview of the application, advantages, features and effects of the WalkOn Reaction junior.

FAQ

  • How do I put on the WalkOn Reaction junior?

    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.

  • Do I need a special shoe for the WalkOn Reaction junior?

    No, but you should use 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. Your other shoes should of course have the same heel height.

  • Is it possible to engage in sports with the WalkOn Reaction junior?

    Yes, physical exercise is not only possible but also to be recommended. Speak to your O&P professional for advice on which sports are most beneficial for your child and how best to use the orthosis during sports. Extreme and abrupt movements should certainly be avoided.

  • How do I take care of the WalkOn Reaction junior?

    The orthosis should be wiped regularly using water and a mild cleaning agent. All pads and closures are combined, and all textile components can be washed and replaced. We recommend washing the pad at least twice a week (machine washable at 40°C).

  • Can I get extra pads for the WalkOn Reaction junior?

    Replacement pads can of course be ordered through your O&P professional, who will also adjust them as necessary.


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