WalkOn and WalkOn Trimable dorsiflexion assist orthoses

Jürgen with WalkOn dorsiflexion assist orthosis

Benefits at a glance

Jürgen with WalkOn taking a walk with his dog

More safety

You gain safety because the WalkOn supports and lifts your foot during the swing phase while walking. The risk of getting caught with the tip of the foot, for example on carpet edges or uneven ground, is reduced.

Jürgen with WalkOn taking a walk in the snow

Walk more naturally

The special material stores energy when you step down with the heel and releases it again during the rollover movement of the foot. This makes walking more natural for you – regardless of whether you walk slow or fast, or how much weight you put on the foot.

Jürgen with WalkOn on stairs

Moving naturally

You can move naturally with the WalkOn during the day. When you crouch down or walk up a set of stairs for example, you can put a natural load on the forefoot. The WalkOn is ideally suited for numerous everyday situations.

Lightweight and discreet

The WalkOn is lightweight, slim and discreet under clothing. A removable calf pad makes it even more pleasant and comfortable for you. It is made of climate control material (Outlast) which reduces heat development and perspiration.

Use regular footwear

The orthosis fits in any shoe that provides support. You should merely ensure that the shoe has a reinforced heel. To put on the orthosis, you should position the WalkOn in the shoe and then slide in your foot.

Robust and durable

The WalkOn is especially robust. It has proven its durability in tests and long-term function testing.

WalkOn product family

There are six WalkOn orthoses. This allows your doctor or orthopaedic technician to select the product that is most suitable for your personal condition and the severity of your paralysis.

The only difference between the WalkOn and WalkOn Trimable is how the orthopaedic technician adapts the orthosis for you. Your orthopaedic technician will select the technique he or she is most comfortable with.


  • Dorsiflexor weakness with slight to moderate spasticity
  • The WalkOn is suitable for indoor and outdoor use by users with no or only mild impairment of motor control in the knee joint, and possibly a slight instability in the ankle joint.
  • The indication frequently occurs after a stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular atrophy or peroneal paralysis.


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WalkOn product family information for users

This brochure informs you about the benefits and effects of the WalkOn ankle foot orthoses.

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WalkOn product family information for users

This brochure informs you about the benefits and effects of the WalkOn ankle foot orthoses.


  • How do I put on the WalkOn?

    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?

    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 take part in sport with the WalkOn?

    Yes, in fact it is recommended that you are active. Speak to your orthopaedic technician to get their advice on which sports are the most beneficial and how to make the best use of your orthosis. You should however avoid extreme and abrupt movements.

  • How should I care for the WalkOn?

    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). To prolong the life of the calf band, you should always fasten the hook-and-loop closure after you put on the orthosis.

  • Can I get extra pads for the WalkOn?

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

  • Can I drive a car with the WalkOn?

    It is not possible to make any specific recommendation. You must be able to safely control any vehicle for which you require a driving licence and insurance, or which is used in traffic. This ability when wearing a WalkOn is determined on a case-by-case basis. You are required to observe national and state laws.

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