The “No-Tip-Toe” brace is:
Manufactured from medical grade thermoplastic.
Easy to apply.
Inside the shoe, invisible to school friends.
Flexible enough to allow for full toe motion, important for normal walking.
Providing gentle pressure on the foot when the child is walking on his or her toes, creating a constant reminder to walk in a normal and natural manner.
The design allows for toe standing (essential for normal walking) while providing gentle pressure.
Most beneficial if there are no joint or muscle limitations. Click on What is ITW? for links for proper stretching exercises.
Apply the brace with Velcro to the big toe and two strips of sports tape to the forefoot (all included).
Put on socks and shoes.
Wear initially 1-2 hours per day and increase each day an hour as the child is able and feels comfortable wearing the No Tip Toe brace.
Check skin after wearing and reduce wearing time, or possibly stop using the brace, if any skin redness remains for over 20 minutes.
Do not use if the child has a diagnosis that leaves him or her with no, or reduced sensation in the feet.
Do not use on open or blistered skin.
The brace is handmade to size specifications. It is simple to modify the brace and make it i.e. tighter or looser around the toe by heating it with a blow dryer (remove the brace from the foot first) and bend it slightly for a better fit.