The 3rd Foot Cane
The 3rd Foot Cane foot was designed and Patented to maintain balance without having to lean on or towards a cane handle like a traditional single pt, 3 tip or 4 tip cane.
How To Use The 3rd Foot Cane
The 3rd Foot Cane foot acts like a 3rd Foot. When the back of your foot strikes the ground the back of the cane foot strikes the ground together with it. The weight of your body rolls over the cane foot and your foot together from heel to toe keeping weight off your shoulder, elbow, and wrist. Your arm stays close to your side with your hand relaxed. The angled cane shaft maintains the same angle as your leg when walking supporting your body's natural alignment.
The 3rd Foot Cane foot does not stand up by itself like a cane foot with tips that uses the cane handle that you lean on to maintain balance putting stress on your spine and weight bearing joints. It's a cane with a cane foot that was designed and Patented to maintain balance, upright posture and stability using the cane foot. Helping you stand up by yourself and regain a stable, upright walking gait something traditional single point, 3 tip, 3 prong, 4 tip and quad canes can't do.
The 3rd Foot Cane Foot maintains balance
The 3rd Foot Cane's offset cane foot maintains balance together with your foot from heel to toe without extending your arm and the cane foot in front of the rest of your body. The angled cane shaft moves with not in front of your body and maintains the same angle as your leg keeping weight off your wrist and shoulder and distributing it between the cane foot and your feet.
Traditional single pt, 3 tip, 3 prong and 4 tip canes force users to maintain balance by extending the arm away from their body and leaning on or towards the cane handle to maintain balance. The head stops being aligned and centered over the shoulders and becomes positioned in front of the rest of your body. The spine can't maintain its natural curve that allows the hip, knee and ankle joints to work together in pairs to evenly load, unload and balance the weight of the body over and on those joints.
When the arm is forced to continuously move away from the body to maintain balance, the head and line of sight become drawn downward towards the ground. When you look downward when you walk your visual field becomes too small and unless something is right in front of your toes you won't be able to step over or around it. Making it more likely that you'll fall.
When you walk looking at the ground you have to shorten the size of your step and stride to maintain balance. Your feet stop being able to strike the ground from heel to toe and you use your mid foot and the front of your foot when you walk. Your core muscles that maintain your upright posture, balance and stability and rely on your feet striking the ground from heel to toe become weaker and weaker with each step you take.
You are the way you walk. If you walk upright with your head aligned and centered over your shoulders and your feet striking the ground from heel to toe you will be upright or become upright and stay upright. If you walk looking down at the ground you will have less balance, less stability and become more and more bent over with time. Your step and stride will become smaller and smaller and you will be less stable and have less balance. Your core muscles will become weaker and weaker with each step you take.
The only time you should look down when walking is when you are on the stairs or making a transition from one surface height to another. Your eyes should always be in the direction that you're walking not at the ground or the person you're walking with to maximize your visual field, cognitive processing speed, balance, stability and upright posture. If you keep your eyes focused in the direction you're walking you can see almost up to your toes. You can step around and change direction easily.
Stability is #1
Most canes offer a tip for support. Some offer 3 or 4 tips for you to balance on.
The Aligned As Designed Cane foot has the same proportions as the foot. It is designed to pivot and maintain balance on the back or the front of the cane foot.
A new angle for better posture
A unique and patented cane shaft angle helps maintain your center of gravity over your feet.
The angled cane shaft and offset cane foot help evenly distribute the weight of your body.
The contact area is contoured to provide linear support up through the shoulders.
The bottom of the cane foot with SureGrip support Technology has been carefully shaped to help maintain your body's balance, alignment and stability when walking.
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 and stable when walking forward, backward and on the stairs.
The line-of-support running from the ground contact point up through the body is constantly changing. As you move forward, the cane foot moves with your foot like a 3rd Foot and provides a large contact area 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 single point cane weighs about 15 ounces. A 3 tip, 4 tip or prong cane weights between 18 and 22 ounces. A typical quad cane can weight 28 ounces or more. They all force the arm and the cane foot to extend away from the body and use the cane handle to maintain balance because the cane feet act like a tip or tips and don't move or maintain contact with the ground like a foot. The Aligned as Designed Cane weighs 20 ounces. The cane foot moves, pivots and maintains contact with the ground like a foot maintaining the body's balance, stability, and upright posture when walking.
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. Height adjustable up to 39" for adults. It's perfect for younger users and growing teens. The cane cane 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
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The 3rd Foot Cane vs. Three-Prong Canes
Single point, 3 tip, 3 prong and 4 tip canes use the cane handle to maintain your balance
Traditional single pt, 3 tip, 3 prong and 4 tip canes force users to maintain balance by extending the arm away from their body and leaning on or towards the cane handle to maintain balance.
When a traditional cane foot strikes the ground the cane shaft becomes more horizontal than vertical putting weight onto your shoulder, elbow and wrist to maintain balance. The cane foot maintains balance like a tip or 3 or 4 tips. Forcing you to extend your arm and the cane away from your body and then lean forward onto the cane handle to maintain balance. The hip, knee and ankle joints stop being aligned over each other and working together to help maintain your body's alignment and stability. Your body loses core balance from the way it's forced to be aligned and moved. Your step, stride and gait have to become smaller and your feet stop striking the ground from heel to toe necessary to engage the core muscles responsible for your upright posture, balance and stability .
Three prong and quad canes stunt core muscle engagement.
When your step and stride become smaller and your feet stop striking the ground from heel to toe when using a traditional cane, the core muscles that help maintain upright posture, balance, and the body's vertical stability become weak. Single-point, three-prong, 3 tip and 4 tip canes result in a stiff, stooped unnatural gait because of the way they force the body to be continuously misaligned to maintain balance. The more you use them, the worse it gets. Reversing the process and redeveloping a more stable, balanced walking gait is the reason The 3rd Foot Cane was invented.
The 3rd Foot Cane foot distributes your weight between the cane foot and your feet
The 3rd Foot Can's angled cane shaft moves with not in front of your body helping maintain your body's natural alignment. Your arm stays aligned with your body. Your hand and wrist stay relaxed because the weight of the body is distributed between your feet and the cane's foot
The 3rd Foot Cane acts like a 3rd Foot that helps maintain the body's natural alignment and upright posture.
The angled shaft and the offset larger ridged cane foot stay in contact with the ground from heel to toe helping maintain the body's vertical alignment and stability.
See the difference between Traditional Canes and the 3rd Foot Cane by Aligned as Designed.
The 3rd Foot Cane keeps the body Aligned As Designed
When my surgeon told me after two years of surgeries and procedures after the car accident that I would never walk normally or upright again. I told him I wasn't born walking and I wasn't born a Black Belt.
Then I went home and used what I had learned inside the Dojo about maintaining balance and stability and build a cane that would let me and others like me learn how. A cane that would act like a 3rd foot to maintain balance. That would keep my head aligned and centered over my body when walking. That would allow my weight bearing joints to be naturally aligned and stable. A cane that wouldn't cause secondary disability by forcing me to extend my arm and lean onto a cane handle to maintain balance like traditional single point, 3 point, 4 point canes. I knew because of my training inside the Dojo that if I used a cane that maintained the body's natural alignment and allowed the cane foot and my feet to strike the ground together from heel to toe engaging the core muscles responsible for upright posture, core strength, balance and stability that in time, I would regain the ability to walk normally again.
After inventing and using the 3rd Foot Cane, Linda was able to redeveloped an upright, balanced walking gait allowing her to regain the ability to walk normally again and without a cane.
The 3rd Foot Cane™ by Aligned as Designed®
The First Cane Developed with an Angled Cane Shaft and Offset Cane Foot with the same proportions as the foot. That keeps the body Aligned as Designed 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.