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3. DORSI-LITE Foot Splint QUESTIONS (For Adults and Children)


CLICK ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS TO GET THE INFORMATION YOU NEED

-          WHAT IS THE DORSI-LITE? HOW DOES IT WORK?
-          WHAT FEATURES DOES THE DORSI-LITE OFFER?
-          WILL THE DORSI-LITE FIT ME?
-          WILL THE DORSI-LITE WORK FOR ME?
-          CAN I APPLY THE DORSI-LITE WITH ONE HAND
-          HOW LONG WILL THE DORSI-LITE LAST?

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WHAT IS THE DORSI-LITE
? HOW DOES IT WORK?

The Dorsi-Lite Foot Splint is an Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO), designed to provide support to the ankle/foot area of the body. It can be used either with or without shoes using your own regular size shoe.

The Dorsi-Lite is a highly maneuverable, super-comfortable, very dynamic orthopedic brace, providing dorsi-flexion support to assist in treating the following conditions:

·         foot drop
·         plantar fasciitis
·         Achilles tendonitis
·         shin splints
·         heel spurs

The Dorsi-Lite also provides some foot stabilization, in the form of moderate lateral and medial ankle support.

The Dorsi-Lite also provides full, normal ankle joint mobility for moving about with or without shoes. It does not immobilize the foot as do most AFOs, and it’s comfortable to walk with.

The Dorsi-Litemaintains the foot at a neutral position at rest, and can be used day or night, either wet or dry. It is ideal for patients needing long-term treatment, as well as for temporary foot stabilization. The Dorsi-LiteAdult size fits US sizes 5 – 13, EU sizes 35- 45. The Children's size fits US 2-13, EU 17-31.

Used dry, for most normal daily activities, and around the home, the Dorsi-Lite can be worn with shoes or sandals, socks and with soft, roomy slippers for moving about, sitting, or relaxing. The Dorsi-Lite also serves as a night splint for individuals that need foot/ankle support in bed, or when reclining. And with it on, getting up at night is not a challenge.

Used wet, the Dorsi-Lite provides continuing support for the foot in the bath, shower, swimming pool or hydrotherapy pool. It is 100% water-compatible.

ONE DORSI-LITE TREATS ONE FOOT. The Dorsi-Liteis sold singly. Individuals that need support on both feet should order two Dorsi-Lites.

The Dorsi-Lite, which is worn over the top of the foot and the front of the ankle (known as a DORSAL SPLINT DESIGN), contains 4 components:

  1. The L-shaped plastic Spine to which the Pad, the Cuff and the Strap, are attached with Velcro® connections.
  2. The foam cushioning Pad sits between the inside of the Spine and the foot/ankle.
  3. The wide, soft, stretchable, and breathable foam Cuff wraps around the top part of the Spine, and around the ankle, and closes with Velcro®.
  4. The narrower stretchable Strap wraps around the lower end of the plastic Spine, and around the forefoot. For firmer support, the Adult size (only) Dorsi-Lite also comes with the non-stretch Super-Strap, which replaces the standard Strap around the foot. Both straps use Velcro® closures.

NOTE: WHEN USED WITH SHOES, THE STRAP AT THE LOWER END OF THE DORSI-LITE IS NOT USED.

The Dorsi-Lite’s Strap and Cuff keep the foot and ankle pressed comfortably against the inner side of the plastic Spine. Normal foot movement (full ankle joint mobility) is possible due to the stretchable property of the straps. The user can walk comfortably, almost naturally, with the Dorsi-Lite on.

The Dorsi-Lite is assembled in the USA, and is shipped worldwide.

Click here to see how to use the DORSI-LITE with one hand.

Please review the list of Dorsi-Lite FEATURES AND BENEFITS, immediately below. You’ll be impressed!


Click here to see CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS


Click here to see the DORSI-LITE

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WHAT FEATURES DOES THE DORSI-LITE
OFFER?

For people that suffer with foot drop, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, or with heel spurs, the Dorsi-Lite offers:


-          Wear anytime, day or night, with or without shoes
-          Wear with your own regular size, comfortable shoes

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Super comfort. It’s barely noticeable while in use
-          Very low profile. Most of the foot is exposed
-          Ultra lightweight: weighs less than 3 ounces
-          Will not slide off
-          Breathable, latex-free fabric stays cool and dry
-          Near-normal gait and step-off when walking
-          No hard or rigid components placed under the foot
-          Helps improve balance, promotes natural body movements
-          Does not immobilize the foot
-          Full, normal ankle joint mobility!
-          Maintains the foot in a neutral position at rest
-          Easy On, Easy Off. Easy to adjust
-          Can be managed with one hand by many people*
-          Water-safe: for bathing, showering, swimming, hydrotherapy
-          Fits either foot. Adult US sizes 5 – 13, EU sizes 37- 47. Children's sizes 2-13 (US), 17-31 (EU).
-          Durable and washable. Available color: gray spine, black straps
-          Low price.
-          Satisfaction guaranteed, or money back
-          2-Piece and 4-Piece additional fabric components set available for wet/dry use


The Dorsi-Lite also offers moderate lateral and medial foot and ankle stabilization for people who are recovering from a sprained ankle, or who just need to stabilize the foot gently.

Click here to see CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

* Click here to see how to apply the DORSI-LITE with one arm

Click here to see the DORSI-LITE

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WILL THE DORSI-LITE
FIT ME OR MY CHILD?

PROBABLY!

The Dorsi-Lite is designed to fit Adult foot sizes 5 – 13 (US), and sizes 35 - 45 (EU). The children's size Dorsi-Lite™ fits foot sizes 2-13 (US), 17-31 (EU). Customers who find the children's size Dorsi-Lite too small should consider exchanging it for the adult size Dorsi-Lite™.

The Dorsi-Lite comfortably fits approximately 95% our customers whose feet fall into these size ranges.

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CAN I APPLY THE DORSI-LITE
WITH ONE HAND

IN MANY CASES!

The Dorsi-Lite Foot Splint is being used successfully by people that can only manipulate one of their hands. In fact, every Dorsi-Lite comes with illustrated, easy-to-follow instructions that show you how to apply the Dorsi-Lite using only one arm.

The Dorsi-Lite attaches to the foot/ankle using a stretchable Cuff, which is worn around the ankle, and a stretchable Strap, which is worn around the foot. The Cuff and the Strap come attached to the device’s plastic Spine, and are applied to fit slightly snug, using Velcro® closures.

To remove the Dorsi-Lite, only the Cuff (worn around the ankle), must have its Velcro® closure opened. The Dorsi-Litecan then be slipped off the foot without opening the Strap’s Velcro® closure.

To put the Dorsi-Lite back on, one can slip back into the Strap, and just re-connect the Cuff’s Velcro® closure around the ankle.

Many Dorsi-Lite users that have limited use of only one hand, or arm, can mange these connections, with a little practice. Click here to see How To Apply the Dorsi-Lite™ with One Arm.

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WILL THE DORSI-LITE
WORK FOR ME?

PROBABLY!

The Dorsi-Lite Foot Splint makes life a lot more pleasant and convenient for most users that try it.

The Dorsi-Lite comfortably treats foot drop, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splint and heel spur problems around the home, day or night, wet or dry. It provides comfortable, natural mobility without having to wear shoes all the time, and without having to wear a large, rigid, cumbersome, and often uncomfortable, AFO brace. The Dorsi-Lite also offers moderate foot and ankle stabilization for people who are recovering from a sprained ankle.

The Dorsi-Lite permits normal ankle joint mobility, thereby enabling the user to mobilize the foot, and to build muscle tissue, keeping the leg and foot muscles from atrophy. It also helps improve balance and promotes natural body movements.

The Dorsi-Lite is designed to fit Adult foot size 5 through size13 (US), and size 37 through size 47 (EU). The Dorsi-Lite™ is designed to fit Children's foot sizes 2-13 (US), 17-31 (EU).  The Dorsi-Lite comfortably fits approximately 95% our customers whose feet fall into these size range.

Our common-sense advice to you is to try it to see how well it performs for YOU! Based on historic experience, your odds are about 95% that you’ll want to keep it.

The Dorsi-Lite comes with a 30-day, money-back, no-questions-asked warranty, just in case it doesn’t meet your expectations for support, mobility, comfort and convenience.

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HOW LONG WILL THE DORSI-LITE
LAST?

Under normal circumstance, the Dorsi-Lite can reasonably be expected to provide good service for a minimum of 6 months, and up to a year, or possibly even longer. Longevity, however, is directly determined by the individual user, and cannot be guaranteed on a case-by-case basis.

The Dorsi-Lite’s plastic spine, which holds everything together, should last almost indefinitely, if the device is used as directed in the User Instructions.

The Dorsi-Lite’s fabric components, used either wet or dry, should reasonably perform effectively for a minimum of 6 months, and much longer for most people. In any case, you will get your money’s worth. And, of course, don’t forget our 90-day, free parts replacement warranty, at a minimum!

And the Dorsi-Lite’s components are hand washable.

FOR ADULTS

The 2-Piece Fabric Component Set (the Strap and the Cuff) are the two DORSI-LITE Components that get the most wear-and-tear, and will, therefore, wear out more quickly than the other components. The Strap and the Cuff can be ordered as a set. These are the same components as those that come with a new DORSI-LITE.

The inexpensive 4-Piece Fabric Components Set for the Dorsi-Lite is available optionally to replace worn components, and for people that regularly need to use the Dorsi-Lite in both dry and wet circumstances. These are the same components as those that come with a new DORSI-LITE.

FOR CHILDREN

The 3-Piece Fabric Components Set contains the same components that come with a new kid's size Dorsi-Lite, including the Cuff, the Strap and the cushioning Pad. 

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