TripleFlex™ treats foot drop and leg-lift deficiency by flexing each joint during the swing phase of gait.
TripleFlex™ is an innovative device that corrects hip, knee, and foot drop while putting energy into the patient’s step.
Foot drop is a common problem in patients with neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, brain injury, and stroke. Foot drop is a condition in which the muscles of the foot allow the foot to drop down when walking. Patients with foot drop are at risk of tripping and falling.
Neurological conditions can also weaken the hip and knee flexors - it's called hip and knee drop, or leg-lift deficiency. When all three joints lack proper control, walking becomes extremely difficult and taxing.
Traditional foot drop correction involves bracing the ankle and foot, limiting motion and forcing patients to wear shoes. TripleFlex may allow some patients to walk without shoes or orthosis.
TripleFlex™ may be useful in patients with leg paralysis resulting from:
- Spinal cord injury
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cerebral Palsy
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Flaccid Paralysis
TripleFlex™ can be adjusted to correct inversion of the foot by increasing tension in the lateral foot strap.
How TripleFlex Works
TripleFlex can be adjusted to correct inversion of the foot by increasing tension in the lateral foot strap.
TripleFlex™ will help you get back to the lifestyle you want.
Judy and her Therapist, Terrie, Demonstrate the Benefits of TripleFlex™
Wendy Talks About Her Extraordinary Experience with TripleFlex™
How TripleFlex™ works
How to put on TripleFlex™
Walking is one of the more simple joys of life.
The TripleFlex™ bilateral belt can correct hip, knee, and foot drop in both legs.
Bilateral TripleFlex™ Video
September 22, 2015
TripleFlex™ Now Available in Canada
We are pleased to announce that AxioBionics is now authorized to sell its TripleFlex™ product in Canada. We look forward to serving our neighbors to the north and will be actively seeking partners to conduct clinical evaluations for our TripleFlex™ product.
Request an evaluation to see if TripleFlex™ or one of our other foot drop options is appropriate for you.
TripleFlex™ eligibility can only be evaluated by a physical therapist or orthotist.
I tried multiple orthotics for foot drop, but they were uncomfortable and didn't address my hip drop. Even with orthotics, my walking was labored and very tiring because I couldn't lift my leg from the ground.
TripleFlex™ picks up my entire leg, and I can walk longer distances without fatiguing. I feel like I'm back to relying on my left leg for support so my right leg doesn't have to work as hard.
TripleFlex™ can be a valuable tool in your clinic to improve walking biomechanics in patients with foot and/or hip drop and can be helpful in patients in the acute as well as the chronic phase of lower limb paralysis. TripleFlex™ can be used with or without an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO). In cases in which ankle spasticity is significant, an AFO may be necessary to control the ankle, but TripleFlex™ can be applied over it.
For those clinicians accustomed to using elastic forces to improve in-clinic gait, it is no longer necessary to wrap patients in Theraband™. TripleFlex™ can be applied in less than one minute. Once in place, it will give your patient proper lift and range of motion when strength and control are lacking.
TripleFlex™ can add a new dimension to your practice of orthotics. With TripleFlex™, you will be able to offer your patients a mechanism for assisting hip flexion in the swing phase of gait that may reduce energy consumption while boosting ground clearance. TripleFlex™ can add confidence to the patient’s step.
TripleFlex™ can be applied over the patient’s leg and orthosis or directly attached to an AFO. TripleFlex™ can be used with a variety of footwear or without a shoe, in appropriate circumstances.
TripleFlex™ Cinical Test Kits are available to orthotists and physical therapists to trial on patients in the clinical setting.
- Unilateral Clinical Test Kit
- Bilateral Clinical Test Kit
- Pediatric Clinical Test Kit (available soon)
From The Experts
"As a licensed physical therapist who specializes in treatment of patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), I am challenged by the varying symptoms and physical impairments that I am trying to treat. Many people with MS suffer from leg weakness and related walking difficulties. Whereas, the most common weakness related diagnosis is foot drop, there are a high number of patients with foot drop who also have limited hip flexion.
Limited hip flexion in patients with MS is hard to treat since traditional strength training is not effective for long term changes. Strengthening exercises for the hip does not usually result in consistent gait improvements. For patients with hip flexion limitations, many times their leg may only lift a small percentage. For these patients, supplementation through bracing allows patients to get more out of each of their efforts to take a step. Ankle foot orthoses and similarly functioning devices have been a staple to treat foot drop for many years. I am excited that there is a new device to help hip flexor weakness that can be used with or without shoes and can be isolated to address the hip weakness.
TripleFlex™ is the newest device that I have had the pleasure to prescribe for my patients with hip flexor weakness and foot drop. What is so special about this device, is that patients can continue using their own AFO (to treat the foot drop) while TripleFlex™ treats the hip weakness or, TripleFlex™ can be used to manage both hip weakness and foot drop. With patients reporting comfort and ease of use, TripleFlex™ has become the primary treatment option at my office for patients who have difficulty walking due to hip flexor weakness.
I have seen improvements in walking, exercise compliance, and balance strategies with use of TripleFlex™. Physical therapist, and wellness professionals who work with people with neurologic conditions should consider TripleFlex™ as an option for functional strengthening and training for people with hip flexor weakness and foot drop.”
Dr. Stephen Kanter, Licensed Physical Therapist
Supervisor, Rehabilitation Services - International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice
Director - AthCare Consulting and Education
Adjunct Professor - Seton Hall University, School of Health and Medical Sciences