New product for drop foot patients
I was recently introduced to the TurboMed FS3000 via some promotional information forwarded to me by our area representative. Always skeptical, I watched some of their YouTube videos and saw patients with obvious deficits benefiting from this brace with remarkably improved gait. While the design looks to be a little “bulky” as it is attached to the exterior of the shoe, the function is very appropriate for patients with drop foot. The brace encourages closer to normal, efficient gait while providing some medial lateral stability as well. Because it is not fitted inside of the shoe, corrective arch supports (foot orthotics) may be used in conjunction with the brace and the patient will not find it necessary to purchase larger shoes to accommodate the brace.