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Learn How to Fit Your Boxia Drop Foot AFO Brace

4 CommentsMonday, 9 October 2017  |  Paul

The Boxia Drop Foot AFO Brace is a revolutionary brace that provides a comfortable and cosmetic method for treating drop foot. It consists of only three essential components that make fitting it incredibly quick and simple. Our short guide on How to Fit Your Boxia Drop Foot AFO Brace is here to make sure you know exactly how the brace works and what you need to do to make it as effective as it can be.

Sizing Your Boxia Drop Foot Brace

Sizing of the Boxia Brace is a crucial step in making sure the support will fit perfectly and provide maximum support at all times. The process is incredibly quick and easy, as it only involves two simple steps.

First, measure the ankle circumference just above the ankle bone, and then measure the foot circumference immediately behind the ball of the foot. Once you have your measurements, consult the table below to find the right size for you.

Size Ankle Circumference (cm) Foot Circumference (cm)
Extra Small 13 - 17cm N/A
Small 17 - 21cm 17 - 21cm
Medium 21 - 25cm 21 - 25cm
Large 25 - 29cm 25 - 29cm

Essential Components

Components of the Boxia Drop Foot Brace

Each Boxia AFO Brace unit consists of the following components:

  • 1 x Ankle strap
  • 2 x Hooks (one spare)
  • 4 x Tension straps (two spares)
  • 1 x S-Shaped hook

How Do I Fit the Boxia Drop Foot AFO Brace?

The Boxia Drop Foot AFO Brace can be fitted in three different ways, depending on the type of shoe you are wearing.

Below is a brief overview of the three methods for fitting this AFO brace.

Method 1: With Shoes

Step 1: Placing the Tongue and Hook Attachment

Open the shoelaces of the shoe and put the plate hook attachment between the tongue of the shoe and the shoelaces.

Fitting Boxia Drop Foot Brace

Step 2: Fitting the Ankle Strap

Attach the ankle strap above the ankle, matching the gel pad with Achilles tendon.

Fitting Boxia Drop Foot Brace

Step 3: Connecting the Ankle Strap with the Hook

Connect the ankle strap to the hook using S-shaped hook, and proceed to pull the ends with the Velcro fastening on them, fixing them after obtaining the desired traction.

Fitting Boxia Drop Foot Brace

Please note that the tension straps are NOT needed for this method.

Method 2: With Trainers

Start by hooking two tension straps in the holes of your shoe laces. Attach the ankle strap above the ankle supramalleolar, matching the gel pad with Achilles tendon. Then enter the S-shaped hook by the guide at the front of the ankle.

Hook the S-shaped hook in the tension straps. Pull the ends to obtain the desired traction.

Please note that the plate hook is NOT needed for this method.

Method 3: Shoeless

Please note that for this method you will need the Shoeless Attachment, which is not included with the purchase.

Attach the strap above the ankle supramalleolar, matching the gel pad with Achilles tendon. Set the banding (left or right) in the middle of the foot Velcro closures on the instep area, ensuring that the locking hook is in the right direction.

Then enter the S-shaped hook by the guide at the front of the ankle. Set the hook and proceed to pull the ends with Velcro, fixing it after obtaining the desired traction.

Useful Tips

  • Make sure you choose the right size for your ankle.
  • If possible, wear comfortable shoes that can easily be donned with the plate hook, as the first method is the most convenient one of the three.
  • Secure the S-shaped hook as firmly as possible to guarantee the brace stays in place.

Have you tried the Boxia Drop Foot AFO Brace? Share your thoughts below or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Tags: Boxia Drop Foot AFO Brace, Learn about Conditions


Jules
Tuesday, 17 July 2018  |  21:36

What do you do with the S shaped metal clips?


Paul
Thursday, 23 August 2018  |  13:10

Hi Jules,
The metal tension straps are used to clip the s-shaped hook, connecting the flat hook with the ankle strap. The number of straps you need depends on the type of shoe you are wearing. The Boxia Brace pack comes with four straps, which Is more than you will actually need.


Trevor
Thursday, 17 January 2019  |  19:49

Hello, having worn boots since an accident which caused my foot drop at age 11(now69) I find I feel insecure in shoes , do you have a box is that can be worn wit boots.