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November 18, 2020

How to Use the Equinus Brace

Step by Step Guide   Step 1: Release ankle and leg straps.  Step 2: Loosen the foot straps, but keep them still threaded in their slots. Step 3: Lift switch up to unlock. Once unlocked, extend the extension post all the way up and relock the switch by pushing the switch back down.  Step 4: Insert your foot.  Sit in a chair, feet flat on the floor and knees bent at a 90° angle. Place foot into pre-threaded straps while keeping the extension post to the outside of your leg. Be sure to have the heel pushed all the way back...

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Evaluating For Equinus - Field Guide
November 18, 2020

Evaluating For Equinus - Field Guide

Recent studies recommend a supinated foot position as a more reliable foot position for measuring the clinical ankle joint range of motion and propose it as a potential standard. A New Paradigm. A New Definition. Current literature shows that "subjects with less than - 5 degrees of dorsiflexion during static examination did exhibit reduced ankle range of motion during gait." An Updated Field Guild Guide: Goniometer Use your thumb and index finger to stabilize the vertical arm along the bisection of the fibula. Align the horizontal arm parallel with the bottom of the foot (weight-bearing surface) Supinated the whole foot...

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Billing, Coding, & Documentation
November 17, 2020

Billing, Coding, & Documentation

Document Quick Links Click here to download document samples for the following: Evaluating for Equinus - Field Guide Billing, Coding, and Documentation Information Sheet Prescription & Letter of Medical Necessity Proof of Delivery LCD Requirements: L4396  The Equinus Brace® is treating equinus deformity and or plantar fasciitis according to the Medicare LCD covering AFOs for Ambulatory patients. The LCD for L4396 consists of 5 requirements: A static ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) (L4396) iscovered if all of criteria 1 – 4 or criterion 5 is documented: Plantar flexion contracture of the ankle with dorsiflexion on passive range of motion testing of at least 10 degrees (i.e., a...

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Related Pathologies
November 17, 2020

Related Pathologies

Related literature supporting equinus as it has been associated with 96.5 percent of all biomechanically-related lower extremity pathologies. 

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Proof of Delivery
November 16, 2020

Proof of Delivery

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Prescription & Letter of Medical Necessity
November 16, 2020

Prescription & Letter of Medical Necessity

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How to Use The Equinus Brace® (Video Only)
November 08, 2020

How to Use The Equinus Brace® (Video Only)

  You may also like the following videos: Adjusting Adult Size Brace for Smaller Patient New Improvements & Adjusting the Pediatric Brace

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1 Hour Per Day

The Equinus Brace® requires 1 hour per day of treatment, unlike other treatment options, resulting in greater patient compliance

Effective & Precise

Ankle dorsiflexion with the foot supinated to isolate the dorsiflexion force of the hindfoot stabilizes the midtarsal joints and externally rotates the tibia locking the knee in full extension.

Essential

Equinus is associated with more than 35 lower extremity pathologies. A comprehensive treatment plan of these pathologies should include proper equinus management.

Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland®

We discuss how our nonsurgical equinus treatment is helping customers regain mobility, increase functionality, and decrease pain.
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IQ Med is Embraced by Broadway's 'The Lion King' Dancers

See how Nicole Alvarez from Broadway's The Lion King uses The Equinus Brace® to 'stay loose and keep up with her physically demanding schedule.'
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Alexandra Hughes of The Pennsylvania Ballet

The Equinus Brace has really helped me get rid of the tight and achy muscles that contributed to my stress fracture. The brace helped relieve my tired muscles and stretch the entire leg, from toes to the thigh, providing complete relief. After a few weeks, I noticed a change in my ballet performance.