The Push Aequi is an effective ankle orthosis (also know as an ankle brace or ankle support) which strikes the balance between efficient mechanical support of a disabled ankle and great wearer comfort.

So far, more than 50,000 of the Push Ortho Ankle braces have been sold in the UK alone since their launch, proving how much these braces are loved by medical professionals and patients alike due to its high level of support, comfort and ease of use.

The rigid support is situated exclusively on the medial side of the ankle and has a cavity for the malleolus (ankle joint). The lateral side is made from preformed foam, which easily adapts to the individual anatomy. The orthosis is fastened by means of a diagonal strap. The elastic straps apply pressure around the ankle.
 
The Push Aequi can be used in the functional treatment of ankle injuries and as a long-term support in cases of chronic ankle instability. Inversion/eversion movement is restricted while plantar/dorsal flexion allows adequate freedom. This means that no inhibition is felt during normal walking and running.

The Push Aequi is worn over the sock, and optimal stabilisation can only be achieved if it is worn with a closed (laced-up) shoe making it ideal for supporting ankles during sports where a shoe or boot is worn.

INDICATIONS

  • Serious (residual) instability of the ankle (under high stress)
  • Treatment of acute lateral ankle ligament lesions
  • Follow-up treatment of conservative or operated ankle fractures
  • Arthrosis with instability without accumulation of fluid
  • Secondary prevention of ankle ligament lesions (under high stress without accumulation of fluid)
  • Very severe ankle sprains and strains


PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS


The Push Aequi is an effective ankle orthosis, which strikes a balance between efficient mechanical support of an unstable ankle and good wearer comfort. The rigid support is situated exclusively on the medial (inner) side of the ankle and has a cavity for the malleolus. The lateral side is made from preformed foam, which easily adapts to the individual anatomy. 

The bracing material is constructed in such a way that it is very rigid in the centre, becoming softer towards the edges to ensure a good fit and wearer comfort. The orthosis is fastened by means of a diagonal strap. The elastic straps apply pressure around the ankle. 

The Push Aequi can be used in the functional treatment of ankle injuries and as a long term support in cases of chronic ankle instability. 

The inversion/eversion movement (inward / outward movement of the foot) is restricted while plantar/dorsal flexion (bending and stretching) is allowed, for adequate freedom. 

This means that no inhibition is felt during normal walking and running. The numbers on the straps make fitting the orthosis simplicity itself. The Push Aequi is worn over the sock, and optimal stabilisation can only be achieved if it is worn with a closed (lace-up) shoe.
 

There are no known disorders where the brace cannot or should not be worn. In the case of poor blood circulation in the limbs, a brace may cause hyperaemia. Avoid applying the brace too tightly in the beginning. 
Pain is always a sign of warning. If the pain persists or the complaint deteriorates, it is advisable to consult your doctor or therapist.



FITTING


The Velcro fastenings are marked with symbols. These are to help you fasten the Velcro in the correct sequence. 
The Push Aequi is worn over the sock. Always fit the brace before use.

1
 – Place the orthosis around the foot. The rigid part is on the inside of the foot. Put the long straps to the sides

2 – Fasten the diagonal strap

3 – Take hold of the elastic strap at the outside of the foot. Pull this diagonally across the instep, wrap it around the ankle just above the heel and fasten in place 
4 – Finally take hold of the elastic strap on the inside of the foot.
Pull this from the instep across the dorsum (top of the foot), wrap it around the ankle over the first strap and fasten in place. The instep is the lower part of the foot, where the strap starts. 

WASHING INSTRUCTIONS
The Push Aequi ankle brace can be washed at max. 40ºC in the washing machine or by hand.
Do not bleach. 
Before washing fasten the Velcro strips.
 If the orthosis is to be washed in a machine, you should place the ankle orthosis in the supplied washing net.
Light spin drying is permissible. The orthosis should then be dried in the open air (NOT on a radiator or in the dryer).

IMPORTANT


The efficient use of Push Aequi ankle orthosis depends on the correct diagnosis of the reasons for pain or instability. Always check first with your doctor, a physiotherapist or another specialist before using a orthosis.

If this orthosis is to function effectively it is important:

  • to follow the washing instructions
  • that the elastic material can still be stretched
  • the Velcro fastens efficiently
  • the orthosis is not severely damaged (no tears, loose seams)
  • the orthosis is not subjected to temperatures higher than 70ºC.