The Way You Walk And Why It Matters
The 3rd Foot Cane's Patented Innovative cane foot is the first cane designed and Patented to reproduce the biomechanics of the human foot to maintain balance keeping weigh off your wrist and shoulder. Watch the How To and Customer videos. See the difference.
The cane can be used with the foot next to the cane or the opposite foot. See the video below to learn how to use the cane with the opposite foot. Watch the video on the home Page to see how to use the cane with the foot next to the cane
Watch The Video To Learn How To Use The Cane Foot With The Opposite Foot
1. Adjusting the Cane Height
Adjust the cane height to leg height or higher. Your weight should be evenly distributed between the cane foot and your feet without leaning forward or towards the cane. Keep your head upright and centered between your shoulders with your arm next to your side and the cane foot on the outside of your leg.
2. Let the cane foot and your foot contact the ground as a pair
Place the cane next to the outside of your leg with your arm next to your side. The front of the cane foot should be parallel to the front of your foot when walking and not ahead of it like a traditional cane foot with a tip or tips. When the back or front of your foot contacts the ground let the back or front of the cane foot contact the ground together with it.
The weight of your body rolls over the cane foot and your foot together from back to front or heel to toe to maintain your upright posture, balance and stability.
Watch the Customer & How to Videos. See the difference.
3. Keep your head up when you walk to maintain your spine's alignment & to increase your balance and stability
The 3rd Foot cane foot is designed to maintain balance not the cane handle like a traditional cane. Keep your head up and your line of sight towards the ground in the direction you're walking to see any obstacles in your path and to increase your body's balance and stability. When you walk looking down your body has less balance and less stability. The only time you should look directly down is when you're on the stairs, making a transition from one surface height to another, in the dark or on a wet, slippery or uneven surface. You can glance down and see almost up to your toes without dropping your head down. If you need to look anywhere but forward when walking stop walking.
The 3rd Foot Cane foot can be used with the foot next to the cane or the opposite foot.
Keep the cane shaft and the cane foot on the outside of your leg with your arm next to your side and your hand relaxed like in the customer videos. The cane shaft maintains the same angle as your leg when walking helping maintain your body's natural alignment and your head upright. This is not a traditional cane with a tip or 3 or 4 tip foot that you adjust to wrist height and extend your arm and the cane foot away from your body to maintain balance making you look older and feel older because you're leaning on or towards a cane handle.
The 3rd foot Cane foot maintains balance and allows you to move better, get stronger and walk longer by keeping your body upright and stable when walking.
Stroke Recovery & Post-op Rehab
* If you have a stronger and weaker side or are rehabbing after an injury, surgery, or a stroke put the cane foot next to your stronger leg and use the cane with your weaker side or opposite foot when walking.
**After an injury or hip, knee or ankle surgery or if you are transitioning from a walker to 2 canes adjust the cane higher than leg height for the first week or two.
Move the front of the cane foot slightly behind the front of your foot when you walk to distribute more weight onto the cane foot and off your injured or healing leg.
**If you have to stand for any length of time without moving place the cane next to your weaker leg. You can adjust the cane higher to make it easier to stand if you need to.
*** When bending down or on the stairs use the cane foot with the opposite foot.
*** Loosen the top ring to adjust the cane. Tighten the rings after adjusting the cane. If the top and bottom of the cane need realigning after adjusting the cane, turn the cane sideways. Put your foot on top of the cane foot. Loosen the bottom ring. Gently pull the cane handle towards you to realign the top and bottom of the cane. Lastly, tighten the rings.
Tighten the rings after adjusting the cane. If the top and bottom of the cane need realigning after adjusting the cane, follow these steps: Turn the cane sideways. Put your foot on top of the cane foot. Loosen the bottom ring. Gently pull the cane handle towards you to realign the top and bottom of the cane. Lastly, tighten the rings. If using two canes, use them with the opposite foot. Move the front of the cane foot parallel to the front of your foot like in the photo and The How To and Customer Videos.
Walking Using 2 Canes & How To Adjust For 2 Different Length Legs
When using 2 canes move the canes with the opposite foot.
Make sure the canes move on the outside of your body and the front of the cane foot moves with and not ahead of the front of your feet when you walk.
***If you have two different length legs adjust the cane next to your longer leg to match the height of your shorter leg.
1. Place that cane next to your longer leg.
2. Move the cane next to your longer leg with the foot of your shorter leg or opposite foot when you walk.
3. Keep your arms close to the outside of your body when you walk and let the cane foot contact the ground together with your foot from back to front or heel to toe to maintain balance and an upright stable walking gait.
Make sure the front of the cane foot moves on the outside of your body and parallel and not ahead of the front of your foot when walking. Keep your arms close to your side when you walk like in the How to and customer Videos. The 3rd Foot Cane should not not be used with your arms extended away from your body like a traditional cane with a cane handle that you lean on to maintain balance. Keep your head up and your line of sight in the direction you're walking. Read the FAQ section for more information.
When both canes are adjusted high enough and moved with the opposite foot you'll be able to walk upright without leaning forward or onto the cane handles to maintain balance.
Watch the instructional video below to learn how to use the 3rd Foot Cane. Contact customer support with any questions.
Walking up or down a flight of stairs
When walking up or down a flight of stairs keep your line of sight on the stairs. Use the cane’s foot the same way you use your foot. Use the railing together with the cane foot like in the video. Keep your arm parallel to your body on a flight of stairs not ahead of it to pull yourself up or down the stairs. Watch the video.
Instructions And Safety Precautions
The 3rd Foot Cane's patented three-piece shaft design allows a generous height adjustment. Adjustable from 29" to 39" or for people from 4' 11" to 6' 4" tall.
The cane can be compacted down to 21-inches for shipping. Unlocking the cane is easy when you watch the video or follow these steps:
1. Loosen the 2 rings on the cane. Place the cane foot between your knees like on the How To Adjust video. Press both "unlock" pegs.
2. Gently pull up until the bottom peg engages in the lower hole right above the lower ring.
Extend the top portion down or up until the cane is adjusted so that your weight is evenly distributed between the cane foot and your feet with your arm close to the outside of your body. The cane is adjustable for people from 4' 11" to 6' 4" tall.
Tighten the rings after adjusting the cane to maintain the canes alignment.
If the top and bottom of the cane need realigning after adjusting the cane, follow these steps: turn the cane sideways. Put your foot on top of the cane foot. Loosen the bottom ring. Pull the cane handle gently towards you to realign the top and bottom of the cane. Lastly, tighten the rings.
Watch the How To Unlock And Adjust The 3rd Foot Cane Video on the Home Page. There are additional How To Use Videos on our Instagram Page. https://www.instagram.com/alignedasdesignedcane/
Adjust the cane to meet your height requirements!
The 3rd Foot Cane weights 20 ounces or 1.25 pounds excluding the cane strap.
Domestic Shipping weight 1.75 pounds including the shipping box and packaging. International Shipping weight including the smaller shipping box 1.9 pounds.
The 3rd Foot Cane is a FDA registered mobility device. Patented in the United States, Canada and China.
Intended Use and Limitations: This cane is a walking aid and is not intended to absorb the full weight of the user. Not to be used by persons heavier than 350 lbs (159 kg). Not intended for use on ice or slippery surfaces as it has the potential to slip. Safety Precautions: Consult a physician before using any assisted mobility device. Do not use unless individual segments are secured, rings tightened and the push buttons are fully engaged.
If you use the cane at the beach wash the cane foot off with water and remove all sand and salt from the bottom of the cane foot to preserve the life of the cane foot.
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