Better than Three-prong and Quad Canes
The 3rd Foot Cane™ is designed to redevelop your natural gait, support upright posture, and rehabilitate specific muscle groups used to balance. Striking the ground from heel to toe, just like your feet, the 3rd Foot Cane feels – and looks – natural.
It's about how it makes you feel
Traditional Canes cause your body more problems than they fix. The new wave of three pronged canes, quad canes, three-point canes, and 4 prong canes have yet to remedy the underlying issue with the Traditional Cane. It is unnatural to force your body to lean over and onto the cane handle.
The unique design of the patented Aligned As Designed Cane provides a larger base of support and helps rotate the pelvic girdle upright of a more balanced and comfortable gait
Stability is #1
Most canes offer a peg for support. Some offer four pegs. The Aligned As Designed Cane transcends all this with carefully crafted geometries found nowhere else.
The Aligned As Designed Cane is designed with a unique foot that focuses on the biomechanical motions of heel-strike and toe-off to help foot circulation and synovial fluids critical for proper mobility.
As you use the Aligned As Designed Cane, the motion created helps provide the first steps toward better postural alignment and improved locomotion.
A new angle for better posture
A unique and patented shaft angle helps locate your center of gravity over your feet for better postural alignment.
The Aligned As Designed Cane's unique angled shaft helps rotate the pelvic girdle upward, which allows for a more upright stance. Your center of gravity is now positioned over your feet while the forward angle of the shaft promotes a forward-looking gait. This helps keep your head up, your field of vision wider and your cognitive processing speed faster.
The top of the cane shaft is set farther back than the bottom. This is done to maintain the arms natural alignment with the shoulder girdle and to reduce the distance between the axis of the hip joint and the contralateral hand. This design helps feet strike the ground from heel to toe. When the feet strike the ground from heel to toe the body has greater balance, stability and core strength.
When the gait cycle has reciprocal movement, the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle joints work together to load the weight of the body over and on the foot within the body's natural base of support.
The contact area is contoured to provide linear support up through the shoulders.
The bottom of the foot has been carefully shaped to provide a wide contact area. This allows the shaft and thus the cane to provide lateral support up through the shoulders to help move the shoulders upright and maintain your center of gravity over your base of support. This especially helps with maneuvering in tight spaces.
Patented Length Ratios Provide a Comfortable Gait
Combining the angled shaft with carefully tuned lengths in front of and behind the shaft helps keep the body aligned.
The line-of-support running from the ground contact point up through the body is constantly changing with the The Aligned As Designed Cane. As the cane is brought down in front of you, the resilient bead on the heel provides an initial support in heel-strike. As you move forward, the large contact area rolls forward to a natural toe-off support position. The combination provides for better stability and balance.
At just over 20 ounces, it's easy to use and carry.
The foot of the Aligned As Designed Cane has been engineered as a hollow reinforced structure, which allows a generous landing area without the associated weight of traditional quad canes. A standard cane weighs about 15 ounces, while a typical quad cane can weigh 28 ounces or more. Coming in at a little over 20 ounces, the Aligned as Designed Cane is easy to hold, easy to use and easy to carry.
Full range of heights in one cane
Height adjustment at either the top or bottom ends allows easier adjustments, and can be made small enough to fit in the overhead compartment!
The Aligned As Designed Cane's patented three-piece shaft design allows a generous 17-inches of height adjustment. It's perfect for younger users while it can be compacted down to 21-inches to fit in backpacks. It's also small enough to fit within airline carry-on size and overhead bins so you can keep it with you on the plane. No longer will you need to leave your cane with the flight attendant!
The height can be adjusted at the top and at the bottom, making it easier to adjust the cane height when climbing or descending stairs, or getting up from a chair.
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.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
We stand behind our products 100%!
Thank you for choosing Aligned as Designed! 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 vs. Three-Prong Canes
Single point, three prong, and quad foot canes all cause your body to move in the same way.
If the cane foot is set straight below the cane shaft, these traditional canes force users to maintain their balance by moving their arm away from their body. Leaning onto the cane handle to maintain balance is the source of misalignment and the hunched, lopsided walk we are all familiar with. When the arm if forced to move away from the body to maintain balance, the head and line of sight are drawn downward and towards the ground. When you look downward when you walk, your visual field becomes smaller, cognitive processing speed becomes slower, and your balance suffers.
Have you ever felt that you needed to shorten your step while walking with a cane?
Have you ever felt that you needed to shorten your step so that you aren't hunched over when walking with a traditional cane? As a traditional cane foot strikes the ground, most of the three-prong foot and quad-cane foot loses contact. The cane foot and the cane itself then become too horizontal. They no longer support upward stability of the body and the alignment of the hip, knee and ankle joints over each other. The step, stride and gait have to become smaller to maintain balance and the feet stop striking the ground from heel to toe.
Three prong and quad canes stunt core muscle engagement.
When your feet stop striking the ground from heel to toe, the core muscles that help maintain upright posture and the body's vertical stability become weak. Muscle atrophy is serious – continuous neglect from using the single-point, three-prong and quad canes result in a stiff, stooped unnatural gait. The more you use them, the worse it gets. Reversing the process of misalignment and muscle atrophy is an outstanding benefit of the 3rd Foot Cane.
The 3rd Foot Cane takes weight off of your hip, knee and ankle joints.
The 3rd Foot Cane takes weight off of your hip, knee and ankle joints and transmits it evenly between the cane's foot and the user's feet. Your arm stays aligned with the body. Your hand and wrist stay relaxed because the weight of the body is distributed between your feet and the cane's foot – not through your hand.
The 3rd Foot Cane helps maintain vertical alignment and upright posture.
The angled shaft and the offset larger ridged cane foot stays in contact with the ground from heel to toe while maintaining correct vertical alignment. This results in greater balance and stability of your body and helps to maintain, regain or develop upright posture. Switching from a single-point, three prong, or quad cane to the 3rd Foot Cane gives you back your sense of mobility.
See the difference between Traditional Canes and the 3rd Foot Cane by Aligned as Designed.
Linda is a living example of the 3rd Foot Cane's healing process.
She invented and used the 3rd Foot Cane to teach herself how to walk normally again after life altering car accident. Linda's doctors told her she would never walk normally again. She realized that if she kept using traditional canes, her doctors would be right. After inventing and using the 3rd Foot Cane, Linda walks normally again and no longer relies on a cane for everyday life.
The 3rd Foot Cane™ by Aligned as Designed®
The First Cane Developed with an Angled Shaft to Improve Posture, Balance and Stability.
The 3rd Foot Cane is the first cane to focus on postural stability and improved body alignment to give you better posture, balance and stability with every step.