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Anyone know what Equinus is? 🤷🏼‍♂️👣🐴 - A Testimonial by @doctor.bradley
December 06, 2021

Anyone know what Equinus is? 🤷🏼‍♂️👣🐴 - A Testimonial by @doctor.bradley

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dr. Bradley Schaeffer (@doctor.bradley) Anyone know what Equinus is? 🤷🏼‍♂️👣🐴•-Well, it has nothing to do with a horse and has everything to do with our tight calf muscles! 💪🏼👨🏼‍⚕️Anyone every heard of Plantar Fasciitis? 👣- Well...most people know what this is! So, long story short, these 2 conditions can go hand in hand. Equinus is sometimes called "the root of all foot evils" and is VERY common! Some causes are from our anatomy of the calf, walking upright on two legs, reduced flexibility with aging, reduced activity levels, and genetics. ✅• How do we treat...

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I notice a big difference when running and no longer have any pain - A testimonial by @jmitty22
December 06, 2021

I notice a big difference when running and no longer have any pain - A testimonial by @jmitty22

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Janna Mitsos🏃🏻‍♀️🦷😍 (@jmitty22) After my half in San Diego in August, I had a slight Achilles tendonitis develop. I have been using the @iqmedequinus Equinus brace consistently (3-4x per week) over the last 8 weeks to help stretch and alleviate the Achilles’ tendon. This specific brace is the only one on the market that extends above the knee to lock the leg into extension and fully stretch the posterior chain. I notice a big difference when running and no longer have any pain! I only wear it 10-15 min a day (each side) although...

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Plantar fasciitis anyone?! 🙃 - A testimonial by @stephpiruns
December 06, 2021

Plantar fasciitis anyone?! 🙃 - A testimonial by @stephpiruns

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Stephanie Pi, DPT • FITNESS (@stephpiruns) Plantar fasciitis anyone?! 🙃 This is an issue I have dealt with for over 10 years, so I have tried all sorts of treatments along the way. Most PTs and doctors prescribe night splints for this and lots of other conditions, but, honestly, who can stand to sleep for hours with a big chunky brace on their leg?! I couldn’t 🙅🏻‍♀️ For the last 6 weeks I have been using the Equinus Brace by @iqmedequinus and have already felt like I will never experience foot pain again!...

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PREHAB OVER REHAB👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 - A Testimonial By @TrackClubBabe
December 06, 2021

PREHAB OVER REHAB👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 - A Testimonial By @TrackClubBabe

View this post on Instagram A post shared by KIM (@trackclubbabe) That should be our motto as runners. What are we doing in our day to day to make sure we aren’t sidelined by something that could be prevented with good habits?! . 👉🏽So what does this look like for me? . ⚡️Stepping onto a tennis ball when I wake up in the morning and rolling out my feet for a few minutes. . ⚡️Taking 10 minutes to roll out my legs before bed. . ⚡️Doing bandwork to strength my hips & glutes so that other muscles aren’t forced to...

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November 16, 2020

Dr. Patrick DeHeer, DPM - Medical Director of IQ Med, LLC and Creator of The Equinus Brace®

Dr. Patrick DeHeer, DPM Seven years ago, Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM was suffering from posterior tibial tendonitis. He tried everything in the book to alleviate the pain, including a night splint. One night he woke up (in his night splint) and realized that it was not working because his knee had been bent all night while he was sleeping on his side. He knew the biomechanics of his symptoms were rooted in a tight gastrocnemius muscle. So… He searched online and called all of his vendors to find a product that would actually help him achieve a gastroc stretch. NOTHING....

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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.