Safety & Risk Information
The potential device side effects that have been reported by users are mild fatigue and muscle spasms. These side effects are generally experienced during the first few hours and/or days of device use or in cases of overuse, but such reported events usually resolve within a few days.
Users should only use a device that was fitted by a certified AposTherapy clinician. Users should not wear the device outside their normal environment or during non-routine activities or sports. Using the device on dangerous surfaces, such as wet or slippery surfaces (polished floors, ice, snow, etc.), gravel, climbing up or down stairs (or escalators), near sharp objects, on carpets (which are not fitted wall to wall) or any other environment that may be dangerous, could result in falling or injury.
Patients with certain conditions, which may compromise balance, may not be eligible for AposTherapy. Other precautions and safety instructions apply to users and will be explained by your certified AposTherapy clinician.
This is the full list, by the way, which every patient receives and signs before starting treatment:
- Socks should be worn whilst using the system.
- Do not use the AposTherapy Biomechanical System before it was properly adjusted to you by qualified Apos personnel. Training with the AposTherapy Biomechanical System should be according to the instructions of qualified Apos personnel.
- Only use the AposTherapy Biomechanical System in your existing environment during your daily routine activities, not during enhanced or irregular activities or outside your natural environment, unless specifically instructed otherwise by qualified Apos Personnel.
- Do not run or play sports that involve constant running and / or fast change of directions (e.g. basketball or tennis) with the AposTherapy Biomechanical System.
- Do not drive whilst wearing the AposTherapy Biomechanical System.
- With respect to minors, the AposTherapy Biomechanical System may not be used without supervision of an adult who has been advised of training instructions and safety precautions.
- Users with disabilities (e.g. neurological disorders, osteoporosis) which may cause falling, or users to whom falling may be extremely dangerous, must take extra precautions in order to ensure their safety when training with the AposTherapy Biomechanical System (e.g. supervision, walking by a wall / banister).
- Do not use the AposTherapy Biomechanical System if you suspect that it is faulty or has been damaged. Do not try to repair the damage or fault.
- You must report any change in your medical condition that is related to the treatment (e.g. any change of your stability) to qualified Apos personnel.
- You must attend a follow-up consultation at least once every six months, in order to maintain the validity of the calibration and the responsibility of Apos for the treatment.
- It is forbidden to give, sell, rent or allow the use of your AposTherapy Biomechanical System to another person.
- Using the AposTherapy Biomechanical System on dangerous surfaces such as wet or slippery surfaces (polished floors, ice, snow etc.), gravel, climbing up or down stairs (or escalators), near sharp objects, on carpets (which are not fitted wall to wall) or any other environment that may be dangerous, may result in falling or injury.
- Prior to each use of the AposTherapy Biomechanical System you may want to re-check and confirm that parts are properly attached to the outsole of the AposTherapy Biomechanical System.
- Should any problem occur as a result of training with the AposTherapy Biomechanical System, you are advised to discontinue use immediately and contact AposTherapy.