The 3rd Foot Cane
The 3rd Foot Cane Foot
How Is The 3rd Foot Cane Different From Other Canes
The 3rd Foot Cane foot is Patented to move, pivot and maintain balance, stability and upright posture from the back of the cane foot to the front of the cane foot like a foot. The cane's angled shaft is adjusted to leg height and moves on the outside of your leg at the same angle as your leg helping support your body's alignment. Letting you walk upright keeping weight off your wrist and shoulder.
You can maintain balance without maintaining alignment, but you can't maintain alignment without maintaining balance and engaging and strengthening your core muscles as you walk.
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The theory behind traditional canes, crutches, walking sticks and walkers is that you use your arm or arms to extend your body's base of support and use the cane, crutch, walking stick or walkers handle to transmit some of your weight on one side of your body to the ground to the ground on the other side of your body using the cane handle to maintain balance. The only problem with that theory is that your arms are not designed to extend your body's base of support and your hand is not designed to carry your body's weight to maintain balance your feet are.
When you use your arm and hands to extend your body's base of support and carry your body's weight instead of your legs and feet your head stops being aligned and centered over your shoulders and becomes positioned forward in front of the rest of your body when walking. Your spine and weight bearing joints lose alignment and your core muscles that maintain your upright posture, balance, stability and the body's alignment become weaker. The length of your walking stride must become shorter to maintain balance or you'll fall forward. A shorter walking stride stops your feet from contacting the ground from heel to toe and engaging the core muscles that maintain your upright posture, balance, vertical stability and alignment. You look older and feel older because of the way your body is forced to be aligned, positioned and moved to maintain balance.
Traditional canes, walking sticks, crutches and walkers maintain balance, but they make a poor foot substitute because they are unable to keep your body aligned and moving the way it was designed to move to maintain alignment and engage and strengthen your core muscles that maintain your upright posture, balance and stability.
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The 3rd Foot Cane is recommended by Physicians, Podiatrists, Physical & Occupational Therapists. Used by Men, Women and Seniors for Balance, Gait, Drop Foot, MS, CP, CRPS, Parkinson's, EDS, Stroke Rehab and other conditions that affect mobility.
Ardra Shepard included the 3rd Foot Cane in her 2023 Mobility Aids 101: How to Cope, What to Get and in her 2021 Gift Guide For People with MS.
The West Coast Consortium For Technology And Innovation chose The 3rd Foot Cane as a Portfolio Member.
The 3rd Foot Cane foot maintains balance from the back of the cane foot to the front of the cane foot like a foot. The cane shaft and cane foot move on the outside of your leg with your arm next to your side and the cane on the outside of your leg when walking forward, backward, turning. The cane foot and your foot contact the ground together from heel to toe helping maintain or regain your body's natural alignment and a long enough walking stride for your feet to contact the ground from heel to toe and engage your core muscles. Letting you move better, get stronger and walk longer without extending your arm and leaning on a cane handle to maintain balance.
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Stability is #1
The 3rd Foot Cane is designed and Patented to move with your body on the outside of your leg helping maintain your body's upright posture and natural alignment
A new angle for better posture
The angled cane and crutch shaft of The 3rd Foot Cane and Crutch maintains the same angle as your leg when walking keeping your center of gravity over your feet.
The bottom of The 3rd Foot Cane and Crutch foot are designed with SureGrip support Technology that has been carefully shaped to help maintain balance, stability and the body's alignment when walking on indoor and outdoor surfaces.
The contact area of The 3rd Foot Cane and Crutch Foot are contoured and proportioned to stabilize and balance the body's weight and provide linear support up through your shoulders when walking keeping the head upright and aligned over the body.
Patented Length Ratios Provide a Comfortable Gait
The 3rd Foot Cane and crutches angled shaft and carefully tuned lengths in front of and behind the cane and crutch shaft helps keep the body stable and upright when walking forward, backward, turning and on the stairs.
The line-of-support running from the ground contact point up through the body is constantly changing. Moving with your body to help maintain balance, upright posture and stability.
As you move forward, walk backward, turn the cane and the crutch foot move next to the outside of your leg like a 3rd Foot that helps maintain your vertical stability and alignment.
At 20 ounces or 1.25 pounds the 3rd Foot Cane is comparable in weight to other 3 tip, 4 tip and prong canes, lighter than most quad canes and not as light as a single point cane.
The cane's weight has been systematically calculated to maintian your balance, upright posture and your body's vertical stability when walking forward, backward, turning, sitting down, standing up and on the stairs.
A standard single point cane weighs about 15 ounces. The 3 tip, 4 tip and prong canes weights between 18 and 22 ounces. A typical quad cane weighs 28 ounces. None of them maintain balance on the front of the cane foot like a foot or can maintain, regain or help develop an upright stable walking gait.
The cane foot of the Aligned As Designed Cane has been engineered as a hollow reinforced structure, which allows a generous landing area that is anatomically proportioned to move and maintain balance like a foot without the associated weight of traditional quad canes that are tips and not designed for an upright stable walking gait that maintains the body's alignment and core strength..
Full range of heights in one cane
The Aligned As Designed Cane's patented three-piece shaft design allows a generous height adjustment. Height adjustable from 29"to 39" or for people 4' 11" up to 6' 4" using a 39" cane.
The height can be adjusted when climbing or descending stairs, or sitting down or getting up for added stability.
A durable core with a resilient cover provides a silent yet confident grip.
The unique and patented SureGrip™ foot and handle are a two-part construction of a rigid core with a resilient over-molded rubber. The generous rubber sleeve is made of a soft yet durable synthetic rubber built to withstand the rigors of daily use. Treads defined in the bottom of the foot help push away fluids for a more secure grip on wet surfaces.
Return Policy & Limited Lifetime Warranty
We stand behind our products 100%! We offer a Full 30 Day refund for all canes that are returned within the 30 day return period undamaged. Canes that have been used after surgery are not returnable when no longer needed.
If a cane is damaged in transit to a customer we replace it at no cost to the customer and provide a free return shipping label to return the cane damaged in transit to the customer.
Thank you for choosing the Aligned as Designed 3rd Foot Cane! We strive to design and create products that are as durable as they are functional. Some normal wear-and-tear is to be expected; however, our quality-assurance process helps us to manufacture and improve our products by balancing performance, durability, and sustainability. That's why we offer a limited lifetime warranty on all our products!
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The 3rd Foot Cane™ by Aligned as Designed®
The 3rd Foot Cane is the first cane designed and Patented to maintain or help regain an upright balanced walking gait by maintaining the body's natural alignment using the cane foot to maintain balance.