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.
Each Boxia AFO Brace unit consists of the following components:
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.
Step 2: Fitting the Ankle Strap
Attach the ankle strap above the ankle, matching the gel pad with Achilles tendon.
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.
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.