Natural Dictus Band - Outdoor use

Simple AFO for Drop Foot

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The Dictus Band is an orthosis to help people who suffer from Drop Foot.  Drop Foot (or Foot Drop) is a neuromuscular (nerve and muscle) disorder that affects the patient's ability to raise their foot at the ankle. 

Walking becomes a challenge due to the patient's inability to control the foot at the ankle. The foot may appear floppy and the patient may drag the foot and toes while walking.  People with foot drop usually exhibit an exaggerated or high-stepping walk. The Dictus Band helps those suffering from Drop Foot to raise their foot directly after toeoff - eliminating everyday obstructions such as doorsteps, carpets and pavements.

The Dictus Band is a different concept from other braces. Where the normal standard A.F.O. - which are non-flexible - holds the foot straight to stop the foot dropping, the Dictus Band uses a spring action with the rubber band and hook. This gives a more natural action and as a side benefit allows a person to do things that would be impossible with a polyethylene A.F.O. (i.e.: drive a car with their right foot).

The rubber band - the active part of the orthosis - on the Dictus Band helps keep the front of the foot in an upward position. When a person puts their foot on the ground, the rubber band helps raise the toes. The Dictus Band can be worn with any type of lace-up shoe or sneaker and by locating the rubber band to either the right or left hand side of the shoelace you can control inversion or eversion.

It is important to note that when fitting the Dictus Band, the distance between the D-ring and the hooks on the person's shoelace holes determine the lifting ability of the rubber band. 

NOTE: If purchasing the Indoor Dictus Band, you will also require the Outdoor Dictus Band for correct application

  • Fits either left or right
  • Available for outdoor use
  • Nude in colour
Size Ankle Circumference
Medium 170 mm - 200 mm
Large 200+ mm

Where can I see and try on the different braces and supports?

Since many of the products we sell need to be prescribed by a physiotherapist or fitted by an orthotist, we recommend you discuss this with a specialist first. However, if you already know what you need, you are welcome to buy directly from us through this website. If you need additional help, our Customer Care Team are on the phones from 8am to 5.30pm every weekday - you can email them (click here) or phone them on 0800 31 61 81.

How can I purchase these items?

If you know exactly what it is that you are after, you can purchase it through this site or you can call our Customer Care Team and they will take your order over the phone.  

Will ACC pay for the cost of the brace or support?

If you require the product due to the result of an accident, you may be able to have this item covered by ACC. We recommend that you discuss this with your ACC Case Manager first. We are unable to charge ACC for any products unless we receive a purchase order from them. 

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