SaeboStep

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Walk Smarter. Confidence and comfort are 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.
  • The SaeboStep can even be worn comfortably with the majority of male or female shoe styles. Individuals can use their favorite shoes by ordering the accessory kit to enable footwear without eyelets to be modified.

*Shoe not included.

Anatomy of the SaeboStep

SaeboStep Features

Key ingredients.

SaeboStep Spectra Cord

Lift

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

SaeboStep BOA Dial Technology

Adjust

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

SaeboStep Velcro Strapping

Secure

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

SaeboStep Tension Release Dial

Release

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

113 reviews for SaeboStep

  1. Robert T.

    My SaeboStep has worked perfectly since installed on my shoes on Dec 16, 2019. I recently ordered, & received, tools to install eyelets on other shoes. I recommend this device to anyone suffering from foot drop, as I do!

  2. Amy T.

    I got the SaeboStep for my 6.5-year-old son with cerebral palsy. He is fully independent but fatigues quickly on long walks. We got the device in time for our trip to SeaWorld. He loves it! He said his left leg did not get tired at all. The opposite leg that he did not have the device on did get tired but he never asked to get in the stroller or stop for a rest break. This is HUGE for him as he has to ride in the stroller often on longer walks. His right leg is not really affected by his CP, so that is why we only did it on his left leg that he will drag his toes on some. Definitely worth the money! Also, super easy to use.

  3. Larry L.

    I have distal Myopathy of both tibial muscles, resulting in drop-foot in both of my feet. I’ve tried most commercial drop-foot orthotics over the 22 years I’ve been dealing with it and the Saebo DF brace is the most comfortable that I have. It is fairly discreet with pants and it does the job as well as any other brace I’ve tried. I hope the lift strings hold up. So far so good – I am using them daily for a few weeks (and I crank them pretty tight when I need to). I should note that it is a nice feature that you can loosen the tension quickly and easily when sitting. Until you need a brace like this, you may not understand what a benefit this is. I hope this helps.

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FAQs

How does it work?

  • Following an orthopedic or neurological injury or disease, it is common for clients to experience decreased lower extremity coordination, increased weakness or spasticity in the muscles responsible for lifting the foot, which is referred to as foot drop.
  • Often, a client experiencing foot drop will try to compensate by hiking their hip or bending their knee more to clear their foot without dragging. This can lead to further problems in the back due to the abnormal compensation movements.
  • TheSaeboStep consists of a lightweight and comfortable foot drop brace that provides optimum foot clearance and support during walking.
  • TheSaeboStep 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.
  • The SaeboStep is a foot drop brace that has four components to help fully lift the foot when walking.
  • Cushioned Strapping System – The adjustable strap is made of soft hook and loop material and comfortably wraps around the ankle.
  • BOA “Lift” Dial – The dial is located on the ankle strap and allows the client to quickly and easily customize the lift angle required for lifting the foot for safe clearance, or release the tension as needed with a simple turn of the dial.
  • Spectra Cord – The spectra cord is a thin and durable cord that attaches to they eyelets on the shoe to lift the foot quickly and easily.
  • Hook Attachments – Small, metal attachments that are secured on the shoe to secure the spectra cord.

How do I know it is right for me (or my patient)?

  • The SaeboStep 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.
  • Some diagnoses that may benefit from use of the SaeboStep include but are not limited to:
    • Stroke or brain tumor.
    • Traumatic Brain Injury.
    • Spinal Cord Injury.
    • MS.
    • Guillian-Barre.
    • Cerebral Palsy.
    • ALS.
    • Low back injuries such as herniated discs or spinal stenosis.
    • Parkinsons Disease.
    • An injury to the lower leg or foot.
    • Diabetes.
  • The onset of the injury does not prevent someone from receiving Saebo treatment. Whether the client just had a stroke or other injury causing foot drop, or if he or she suffered the injury years ago, the SaeboStep can be of great benefit.

What can I (or my patient) expect?

  • Once the client dons the SaeboStep and adjusts the tension to meet their specific needs, they will be able to immediately lift the front of their foot to avoid dragging the toes when walking.
  • The SaeboStep can be worn comfortably with the majority of male or female shoe styles. Saebo offers an accessory kit which allows the eyelets to attach to shoes that don’t have laces.
  • With the foot being lifted, the client will experience added support needed to improve walking ability and increase overall safety, as well as less fatigue and compensation.
  • You do not need a therapist to order the SaeboStep.

What are the contraindications?

  • Clients that may not be appropriate for the SaeboStep 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.
    • Moderate or severe swelling in the foot and ankle.
    • Open wounds.
    • Limited hand function with no caregiver support; therefore, applying the device may be challenging.

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Features & Benefits

  • The Boa “lift” dial is located on the ankle strap and allows the client to quickly and easily customize 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 SaeboStep 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 SaeboStep 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.
  • Moderate or severe swelling 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.

Learn more about foot drop

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  • Tone/spasticity
  • Hand/arm weakness
  • Fine motor skills
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  • Tone/spasticity
  • Sensation, pain
  • Weakness
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