Important Dream Brace Announcement: We are very excited to announce there are improvements coming soon to the design of the Dream Brace! We have been working hard with our production team to get those improvements completed as quickly as possible. During this time, we do not have any Dream Braces available for sale. However, if you have any questions regarding the Dream Brace, please don’t hesitate to call our office! To learn more about the Dream Brace, continue reading below.
he “Dream Brace” is a revolutionary ankle system providing dorsiflexion assistive control while providing a full plantarflexion range of movement. This innovative design, imported from Japan and manufactured by Tomei Brace, utilizes a uni-directional friction clutch bearing to deliver a natural balanced movement to your stride. The stainless steel design is highly supportive when used in a prefabricated design and a custom application. During custom application, The Dream joint can also be incorporated into elbow and knee designs.
- Foot Drop
- Multiple Sclorosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
The Dream Joint is activated by body position. As the foot plantarflexes, the friction bearing slows the foot but allows for full range of movement, or can be stopped by the adjustable stop. This gives the user the ability to have their foot compliment the position of the ground instead of over-bending their knee or hip. AS the leg transitions from terminal stance to toe off, the joint dorsiflexes through the assistance of negative resistance and holds the foot in dorsiflexion for a functional swing phase. This Joint removes the abnormal forces put upon the knee and hip through this full motion design.
The dorsiflexion range is 10old the 0 degrees and the adjustable plantarflexion stop can hold the leg in full plantarflexion, 0 degrees, or 4 degrees dorsiflexion. The resistance of the joint is fixed, ranging from 3.5Nm to 5.0Nm depending on the size of the AFO.
Standard (3/4 foot)
Insole (full foot)
Prefabricated AFO Features:
- 3 Position adjustable Plantarflexion Stop
- Plantarflexion Resistance
- Dorsiflexion Assist
- Right and Left Specific
- Gray Plastic
- Fits into existing shoes, no need to increase size
- Can accommodate custom inserts
- Approx. 3 years under approx. 2,000 steps per day
- Shells can be replaced when cracked or broken
- Shells can be interchanged to accommodate unique sizes
The Dream Joint kit is able to be fabricated into polymer AFOs, graphite AFOs, and Ankle sections of custom KAFOs. A reusable alignment jig is offered for purchase to guarantee proper alignment during fabrication. The Dream Joint kit may also be used in the fabrication of upper extremity applications.
• Weak knee muscles (configures for weak knee extensors or flexors)
• Post-operative walking training
• Knee buckling, uncontrolled flexion
• CVA, mild-moderate hemiplegia, neuromuscular dystrophies
Protect knee from flexing under muscle load or imbalance
Provide a stance assist/flexion resist
Prefabricated in 3 sizes; L, M, S, (L/R) universal
Special order can be placed for XL or XS
custom-made are available
Stainless Steel uprights;
brace weight: 700g