The Aircast AirSelect Elite is one of the most-advanced walking boots on the market, offering a superior level of support, comfort and swelling control.
The Elite has a durable, semi-rigid shell that helps support the limb while providing full-shell protection. Overlapping Duplex aircells line the shell to enable intermittent pneumatic compression. The front panel is pre-inflated and combined with the overlapping aircells to achieves a "total contact" fit. SoftStrike technology absorbs and dissipates shock, and the lightweight, lab-tested rocker sole encourages a natural gait and a continuation of everyday activities.
Features and Benefits
- Integrated inflation system (NO separate hand bulb). Integrated inflation system puts the patient in control for an individualized fit.
- Non-marking, skid resistant rubber tread. For greater traction and longer wear.
- Duplex technology. Promotes faster edema reduction, thus promoting pain relief, patient compliance and faster healing.
- SoftStrike technology. Absorbs and dissipates the energy during heel strike. Reduction of heel pain.
- Low profile optimized rocker sole. The rocker sole, enables a normal walking gait with less forefoot angulations' and reduces hyperextension of the knee.
- Toe-off section continues the rocking motion, enhancing mobility. Mid-stance section is designed to minimize hip differential.
- Trimmable and heat moldable semi-rigid shell. Makes it easy to custom-fit the brace to the patient for a more comfortable fit. Sleek, open-frame design provides ventilation and patient protection and compliance. Shell contours around the malleoli, eliminating pressure for sustained comfort. AirSelect boots have improved width around the ankle area as well as uniformed sizing throughout the various sizes of the boot (XS-XL).
- Three-strap system. Evenly disperses pressure and helps reduce pooling of edema. Ease of application.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not over-inflate aircells. Improper aircell inflation may cause significant skin irritation, especially in people with diabetic neuropathy (a diabetic nerve condition). Check your skin frequently for "hot spots" and skin irritation. If you see any skin changes or feelings of discomfort, reduce the aircell compression. Do not use this device if you cannot feel sensations whether due to post-op anesthesia, nerve, skin or other conditions. Use caution when walking on slippery or wet surfaces to avoid injury.
The main indications for the Aircast Select Walking Boot are:
- Stable fracture of foot, ankle or lower leg
- Severe ankle sprain
- Post-operative immobilization
- Reduction of swelling (edema)
|Size||Men's Shoe Size||Women's Shoe Size|
|XSmall||Up to 4||Up to 5|
|Small||4 to 7||5 to 8|
|Medium||7 to 10||8 to 11|
|Large||10 to 13||11 to 15|
|Size||Height of Brace||Mid-Footbed width||Toe Footbed width||Calf Width|
|XSmall||13.6" / 34.5 cm||3.4" / 8.6 cm||3.8" / 9.7 cm||4.0" / 10.2 cm|
|Small||14.8" / 37.6 cm||3.6" / 9.1 cm||4.2" / 10.7 cm||4.25" / 10.8 cm|
|Medium||16.0" / 40.6 cm||4.1" / 10.4 cm||4.6" / 11.7 cm||5.0" / 12.7 cm|
|Large||17.4" / 44.2 cm||4.5" / 11.4 cm||5.0" / 12.7 cm||5.0" / 12.7 cm|
|XLarge||18.2" / 46.3 cm||5.0" / 12.7 cm||5.5" / 14.0 cm||5.5" / 14.0 cm|
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Similarly to having a pharmacist available to answer your questions in regards to medications you buy at a pharmacy, we are here to answer your questions on our products in regards to your health.
We can discuss general issues about injuries, muscles, joints, pain etc. and provide advice on what products and exercises will help your specific needs. We will respond within 24 hours.
Our Return Policy
You may return most new, unopened items which were not special orders within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Items should be returned in their original packaging. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
**Customers are responsible for return shipping charges. Except in the case of an error made by us or manufacturer defect**
Exceptions to Our Return Policy
To maintain hygienic standards in accordance with Ontario Health and Health Canada infection and disease prevention initiatives ALL medical, surgical, and rehabilitation equipment and soft supports are non-returnable, unless they have a manufacturer guarantee. Other items we do not return include (but are not limited to):
- Cold therapy products and accessories
- Theratherm digital moist heat pads
- Amoena Products
- Custom orthopaedic braces
- Taping products
- Compression therapy products
- Pelvic Floor exercisers (EMY, Perifit)
- TENS, IFC, NMES and like units
- Post-Operative braces and shoes
- Rigid ankle/foot immobilizers
- Shoulder immobilizers/slings
- Any items marked as non-returnable on the product page.
All Our Products are Fully Guaranteed Against Defects
Please check your package immediately to be sure your order is correct and items were not damaged. If you receive a defective product or an incomplete order, EMAIL US IMMEDIATELY for prompt action at CustomerService@PhysiotherapyRoom.com. Please include your name and order number. Damaged or short shipments should be reported within 5 days of receipt. Please keep the box if the item is damaged. If your tracking number shows as delivered but you never received your package, you need to report this within 5 business days. Someone on our customer service team will reach out with further steps.
We cannot accept returns on merchandise that was opened, used, is missing the serial number or UPC, or returned more then 30 days after delivery. If you would like to make a return or exchange, you must contact us by phone or email.
How to Initiate a Return!
Email us at CustomerService@PhysiotherapyRoom.com, let us know your Name, Order number, which products you want to return and the reason!
One of our friendly Customer Care team members will reach out to you as soon as possible with the next steps!
Items returned to us without notification will not be eligible for a refund or exchange.
To deter against insurance fraud, in the event of a request for a refund we reserve the right to contact your insurer to verify the status of your reimbursement prior to processing your refund. If an individual is abusing our return and refund policies, your order will be placed on hold and you will be notified of an additional restocking fee of up to 25% before items are shipped.
Our Exchange Policy
We are committed to offering you a low-risk online shopping experience. If you need a different size or you want to exchange for a different product, we've got you covered. You need to reach out to us within 5 days of receiving your item. We will pay the return shipping fees (for the first exchange) when you request an exchange within the first 5 days after receiving your order. Plus, we offer free advice from our physiotherapists. Our team is standing by to help you figure out what product or size might be better for you.
How to Initiate an Exchange!
Please reach out within the first 5 days of receiving your item. Try it on, if it does not fit, reach out to us. We would be happy to help you get the right item for your needs. You cannot use this item for a month then decide to exchange or return the item. If the item has been used and cannot be resold and is not in the original package, we will cannot allow an exchange or refund!
If you have ordered the wrong size or product and require an exchange please email us at CustomerService@PhysiotherapyRoom.com. We will send you a pre-paid shipping label by email to cover the shipping fees. Please note we cover the shipping fees when you request an exchange within the first 5 days of receiving your product. Also note, we cover the shipping fees for the first exchange on your order, if you have multiple exchanges on the same order, you will be responsible for the shipping fees after the first complimentary exchange.
Note: Please return all packaging and instructions and place your item in a suitable shipment box with the pre-paid label attached.
When will I get my refund?
It usually takes about 2-3 weeks. Most refunds are fully refunded in 3-5 days after we receive and process your return. The refund will appear on your original payment method.
All orders shipped outside of Canada are final sale and cannot be returned or exchanged. Some items are not eligible to ship outside of Canada. This will be stated on the product page. If this is the case, we have the right to cancel and refund your order.
Still have questions?
Feel free to contact us at CustomerService@PhysiotherapyRoom.com, if you have any other questions.
What TENS settings are recommended for my lower back pain?
Usually for the lower back we would be using the settings around 100 hz and 100 us but this can be adjusted based on personal preference – this is known as conventional TENS. See below for ranges. Look for a program within your TENS unit that has these ranges.
Conventional TENS as “High-frequency (50–100 Hz), low-intensity (paraesthesia, not painful), small pulse width (50–200μs)” The intention of conventional TENS is to stimulate selectively large diameter, low threshold non-noxious afferents (A-beta) in dermatomes related to the pain This inhibits activity in second order nociceptive transmission neurones in the central nervous system and is achieved by increasing TENS pulse amplitude to generate a strong, comfortable, non-painful paraesthesia beneath the electrodes.
Another option for your lower back is what we call acupuncture like TENS (AL-TENS) – This one we don’t use as the first line of TENS for the Lower back but some like it. The settings would be around 4 hz and 150 us.
AL-TENS is a form of hyperstimulation described by Sjölund and colleagues in the 1970s. It can be used if patients do not respond to conventional TENS. IASP defines the characteristics of AL-TENS as “Low-frequency (2–4Hz), higher intensity (to tolerance threshold), longer pulse width (100–400μs)” (4). Low-frequency trains or bursts (2–4Hz) of high-frequency pulses (100–200pps) are often used in clinical practice.