Walk independently with Saebo Step

The most comfortable support for foot drop.

Walk Smarter. Confidence and comfort is one step away.

The SaeboStep consists of a lightweight, uniquely designed foot drop brace that provides convenience and comfort while offering optimum foot clearance and support during walking. The SaeboStep was designed to replace uncomfortable, stiff, or bulky splints that go inside the shoe as well as poorly manufactured braces designed for outside of the shoe that lack support and durability.

Shoes
Code: SBO-S3-KT-12-SD-N-1

Stylish. Safe. Sturdy.

Anatomy of the SaeboStep

Anatomy of the SaeboStep Device, including customised sizing, Fibre-infused nylon buckle, breathable perforations, contoured comfortable fit, Hypalon reinforcement, BOA technology, Spectra cord, Stainless steel hooks, and hook & loop strap
*Shoe not included

Key Components

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Lift

Strong durable spectra cord easily slips onto included eyelet attachments and lifts the foot quickly and easily.

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Adjust

The revolutionary BOA dial technology allows individuals to quickly customise the lift angle required for safe foot clearance during walking.

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Secure

Hook and loop velcro strapping system and nylon buckle secures the device to the ankle.

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Release

Conveniently release tension as needed with the simple to use dial technology.

Features & Benefits

  • The Boa “lift” dial is located on the ankle strap and allows the client to quickly and easily customise the lift angle required for lifting the foot for safe clearance, or release the tension as needed with a simple turn of the dial.
  • The Spectra Cord is a thin and durable cord that attaches to the eyelets on the shoe to lift the foot quickly and easily.
  • Small hook attachments are positioned on the shoe to secure the Spectra Cord.
  • Soft and comfortable strapping system secures the device to the ankle.
  • Indications

    The Saebo Step is designed for individuals that have had injuries that result in:
  • Limited lower extremity movement and function leading to difficulty raising the foot.
  • Ankle/foot weakness.
  • Decreased foot sensation leading to decreased coordination.
  • Contraindications

    Clients that may not be appropriate for the Saebo Step typically exhibit one or more of the below:
  • Severe joint deformities in the foot or ankle.
  • Moderate tightness or greater in the foot and ankle.
  • Moderate spasticity or greater in the foot and ankle.
  • Open wounds.
  • Limited hand function with no caregiver support; therefore, applying the device may be challenging.
  • Foot Drop. What is it and how does it affect your recovery?


    Foot drop, also known as dropped foot or drop foot, is the inability to raise the front part of the foot due to weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the foot (National Institute of Neurological Disorders).

    Consequentially, people who have foot drop scuff their toes along the ground; they may also bend their knees to lift their foot higher than usual to avoid the scuffing, which causes what is called a "steppage" gait.

    What Causes Foot Drop?

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    Nerve injury

    Most commonly, foot drop is caused by an injury to the peroneal nerve. The peroneal nerve is a branch of the sciatic nerve that wraps from the back of the knee to the front of the shin. Because it sits very close to the surface, it may be damaged easily.

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    Muscle disorders

    Conditions that cause the muscles to progressively weaken or deteriorate may cause foot drop. Disorders may include muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) and polio.

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    Brain or spinal disorders

    Neurological conditions can contribute to foot drop. Conditions may include stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

    Managing Foot Drop

    Recovery depends on the cause of foot drop and how long you've had it. In some cases it can be permanent. There are steps you can take to help support your foot and improve walking ability.

    Foot Drop Treatment Options Include:

    • Therapy to strengthen your foot, ankle and lower leg muscles
    • Wearing a brace or ankle-foot orthosis to support your foot in a normal position
    • Functional electrical stimulation can help lift the foot during mobility
    • Surgery to fuse the ankle or foot bones may be possible in severe or long-term cases
    Code: SBO-S3-KT-12-SD-N-1

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    The Saebo Story

    In 2001, two occupational therapists had one simple, but powerful goal - to provide neurological clients access to transformative and life changing products.

    At the time, treatment options for improving arm and hand function were limited. The technology that did exist was expensive and inaccessible for home use. With inadequate therapy options often leading to unfavourable outcomes, health professionals routinely told their clients that they have "reached a plateau" or "no further gains can be made". The founders believed that it was not the clients who had plateaued, but rather their treatment options had plateaued.

    Saebo's commitment - "No Plateau in Sight" - was inspired by this mentality; and the accessible, revolutionary solutions began.

    Saebo's revolutionary product offering was based on the latest advances in rehabilitation research. From the SaeboFlex which allows clients to incorporate their hand functionally in therapy or at home, to the SaeboMAS, an unweighting device used to assist the arm during daily living tasks and exercise training, "innovation" and "affordability" can now be used in the same sentence.

    Over the last ten years, Saebo has grown into a leading global provider of rehabilitative products created through the unrelenting leadership and the strong network of clinicians around the world. As we celebrate our history and helping more than 100,000 clients regain function, we are growing this commitment to affordability and accessibility even further by making our newest, most innovative products more accessible than ever.