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Black Dictus Band

$157.00

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.

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If you would like to place a bulk order for this item there is a chance some units may need to go on back order. We will contact you with an approximate delivery date once order is placed. Please call 0800 31 61 81 for more information.

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Description

Walking becomes a challenge for anyone with Drop Foot due to their 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. 

Fits both left and right.
Also available in beige Click to view >

Included with Dictus Band

  • 1 x Ankle band
  • 2 x Latex Rubber Bands
  • 1 x Monohook
  • 2 x Steel hooks

Sizes: 

Ankle Circumference

Junior: 120 mm - 170 mm
Medium: 170 mm - 200 mm
Large: 200 mm - 270 mm
X-Large: 260+ mm

FAQ's

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 every weekday - you can email them(click here) or phone them on 0800 31 61 81.

We do not have a store or showroom and therefore if purchasing through our website you are unable to see the product first. We do however accept exchanges and returns for items that have not been used and are still in their original packaging.

How can I purchase these items?

If you know exactly what it is that you are after, you can purchase many items directly through our website.Some items must be prescribed by an orthotist or medical professional and will show POA instead of a price. For these products, please chat to your physiotherapist, orthotist or a medical professional about how you can be prescribed and fitted for the item.

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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