Matrix Dynamic AFO Foot Drop Brace

Matrix Dynamic AFO Foot Drop Brace

  • Lightweight, low profile yet robust
  • Carbon glass fibre composite AFO
  • Rigid shell and height adjustable tibial plate
  • Comes with spare pad set & 12 month warranty
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Matrix Dynamic AFO Foot Drop Brace

The Matrix Dynamic AFO Foot Drop Brace is a lightweight and low profile AFO made from carbon glass fibre composite.

The Matrix Dynamic AFO Foot Drop Brace has an interior moulded rigid shell and height adjustable tibial plate.

Who Can Benefit from the Matrix Dynamic AFO Foot Drop Brace?

The Matrix Dynamic AFO Foot Drop Brace is suitable for:

  • Ankle instability
  • Drop foot
  • Forefoot amputation
  • MS / CVA / Neurological conditions

Because the footplate on the Matrix Dynamic AFO Foot Drop Brace is not a full one, you can use a custom shoe insole along with it for maximum comfort. By supporting foot drop, it enables you to walk normally without your toes dragging.

Features of the Matrix Dynamic AFO Foot Drop Brace

The plush padding on the Matrix Dynamic AFO Foot Drop Brace gives greater comfort and an anatomical fit for the best experience possible. Because the reverse pull Velcro straps can be used both left or right handed, you can comfortably secure the Matrix Dynamic AFO Foot Drop Brace no matter your handedness.

The Matrix Dynamic AFO Foot Drop Brace even comes with a spare pad set and 12 month warranty to put your mind completely at ease.

Sizing for the Matrix Dynamic AFO Foot Drop Brace

Description Foot Length (cm)
Small Up to 25  
Medium 24 - 27 
Large 25 - 29 

How to use the Matrix Dynamic AFO Foot Drop Brace

  1. Place patient's foot on the footplate and adjust the height of the anterior shell so that I covers the tibial tubercle but does not impinge on the patella at full knee extension. Trim and / or heat mold the anterior shell as needed for optimal patient comfort. Please note: This is not a full-foot footplate, the patient's heel will clear the posterior of the footplate. This is expected, the orthotic will accommodate the heel.
  2. Place the orthotic (either the shoe’s, an off-the-shelf or custom one) on top of the footplate and inert into the shoe. Do not affix the orthotic to the footplate at this time. See modification to Footplate for further details.
  3. Place the patient’s foot into the shoe on top of the orthotic. Fasten Proximal straps only. Check for pressures, and slide strut lateral, posterior or anterior as needed to optimize fit. Strut should always be anterior to the malleolus.
  4. With the weight bearing, open lateral side of the shoe and mark reference for final assembly.
  5. Remove the AFO and lightly bond the orthotic to the footplate. Do not permanently bond the orthotic at this time.
  6. Perform trial walking and gait assessment. Check that the orthotic is giving the correct ground reaction at the knee. If the AFO is hyper-extending the knee, then the heel on the footwear is too low and the addition of a heel post is needed. If there is knee flexion at midstance, the heel should be reduced.
  7. It is important to check that the AFO is comfortable and not causing areas of pressure concentration that may lead to blistering or pressure sores. Particular attention should be paid to the following boney prominences: head of the fibula, patella, lateral malleolus, 1st and 5th metatarsal heads , and base of 5th metatarsal.

Modifying the Foot Plate

  • The footplate may be ground, as needed
  • For heel posting, the posting should be added to the upper surface of the footplate.
  • Valgus and metatarsal pads may be added to improve comfort and accommodate prominent metatarsal heads.
  • Proximal or mid-transmetatarsal amputations can be accommodated by the addition of a total contact foot bed and toe filler 

Wearing Shoes with the Matrix Dynamic AFO Foot Drop Brace

Shoe selection is critical to the performance of Matrix AFO. The following points should be adhered to when selecting footwear.

  • Heel pitch should be 1.5cm (5/8”). This gives a neutral ground reaction effect at the knee
  • Firm supportive heel counter for rear foot control
  • Non-Slip sole that is not too rigid. This allows the footplate to flex and propel at the toe off
  • The patient should be instructed to only wear shoes that have a similar heel pitch to the ones used in the initial assessment and gait analysis. Any deviation from this may give ground reactions that are detrimental to the knee joint Matrix or Matrix Max are hyper extending the knee then the heel on the footwear is too low and the addition of a heel post is needed. If there is knee flexion at mid stance then the heel should be reduced 

Using the Matrix Dynamic AFO Foot Drop Brace for a Diabetic foot

  • When using Matrix or Matrix Max on patients with diabetes, a custom orthotic must be used.
  • Great care must be taken to ensure that the orthotic and/or AFO is not causing any localized pressure that may lead to pressure sores or ulcerations.
  • Extra depth shoes may be needed to accommodate the custom orthotic.
  • Matrix has a 15 degree dorsiflexion angle built into the footplate that may cause the toes to come in contact with the top/front of the shoe. Therefore, close attention should be paid to the dorsal aspect of the toes. 

UK Delivery Information & Fees

This product is normally dispatched by Royal Mail. The normal delivery expectation of this service is 1 to 3 working days.

When ordering before 2.00pm (Monday to Friday), your item will usually be dispatched the same working day.

We offer free delivery on all orders of £40.00 and over. On orders below £40.00, a £2.95 delivery charge is applied.

Order Value Delivery Fee Delivery Timescale
Up to £39.99 £2.95 1 to 3 working days
£40.00 and over FREE 1 to 3 working days

Please see our specific delivery information page for more information. For up to the minute delivery information, please call our customer care team on 020 7501 1102 who will be happy to help.

VAT Relief Information

This item is eligible for VAT relief depending on eligibility. To learn more about VAT relief, visit our VAT Relief Information page, or feel free to call us on 020 7501 1102 and we'll be happy to discuss your options.

Our Guide to Finding the Perfect Size and Fit

Using Your Shoe Size

For most of our insoles, the easiest way to find the best size for you is to go off of your current shoe size. The majority of our insoles are available in a range of sizes and you can simply select the size that best fits your existing shoes.

Please be aware that, as with shoes, there can be slight variations in the size of insoles. For example a size 8 of one brand might not be exactly the same size and width as the size 8 of another. To help account for these discrepancies, a number of our insoles include dimensions to help you ensure you're getting the right size.

Measuring Your Current Insoles

While using your shoe size to find your best size is a good guide, it is not always foolproof. If you want to guarantee that your insole fit your shoes as closely as possible, we recommend measuring your existing insole and using this as a guide to your size.

To do this, please follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Remove the existing insole from the shoes you wish to use your new insoles with (please note that not all insoles are removable)
  2. Measure the insoles at their longest and widest points (see the below diagram for an idea of where this will be
  3. Match the measurements to the dimensions of the insoles listed, and choose the size that best fits your results

How to measure your insoles

Where Can I Find the Dimensions?

The dimensions for insoles can be found on the "Product Details" tab (please see below) and are usually found in the sizing section of the listing, in a table. Please be aware that not all products currently have the dimensions listed.

Product Details Example
The dimensions of insoles can usually be found on the "Product Details" tab

What If There Are No Dimensions Listed?

If you do not see the dimensions listed on the Product Details tab, please fill in the form below and we will work to get the relevant information as quickly as possible. We will email you once we have the information that you have requested.

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Trimming Your Insoles to Fit

To get the ultimate level of fit from your insoles, you can trim them to make a small adjustment. To trim your insoles, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Remove your existing insoles from your shoes
  2. Line up your existing and new insoles at the heel
  3. Trace the outline of the insoles against the new pair at the toe end (see the image below for an example)
  4. Carefully cut along the traced line
  5. Your insoles should now fit your shoes better

Trace the outline of your existing insoles
Carefully trace the outline of your insole

Please note that not all insoles are suitable for trimming. Most insoles are unsuitable for return once they have been trimmed to fit; we recommend bearing this in mind prior to trimming.

If you would like a more detailed guide to trimming your insoles, please read our full guide on How to Trim Your Insoles.

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