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Title:
WRAP ASSEMBLY FOR MIMICKING MUSCULAR ACTION
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2020/077431
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A wrap assembly is for mimicking muscular action and contraction of a muscle of a person. The wrap assembly includes a first wrap panel configured to be securely selectively wrapped around a first portion of a limb of the person, in which the limb has the muscle. A second wrap panel is configured to be securely selectively wrapped around a second portion of the limb of the person. The second wrap panel is also configured to be securely selectively wrapped around a third portion of the limb of the person. The first wrap panel and the second wrap panel are configured to be selectively connectable with each other.

Inventors:
PONCE LESTER (CA)
Application Number:
PCT/CA2018/051298
Publication Date:
April 23, 2020
Filing Date:
October 16, 2018
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
PONCE LESTER (CA)
International Classes:
A61F5/052; A61F5/04
Domestic Patent References:
WO2017207532A12017-12-07
Foreign References:
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MARICONDA, Giuseppe (CA)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. An apparatus, comprising:

a wrap assembly, including:

a calf-wrap panel for secured selective wrapping over an upper calf portion of a calf of a person; and

an ankle-wrap panel for secured selective wrapping over an ankle-portion of an ankle of the person; and

a foot-wrap assembly for secured selective wrapping over a foot-portion of a foot of the person; and the foot-wrap assembly integrally extending from the ankle-wrap panel; and a first elastic band being connected to the calf-wrap panel, and being extendable toward, and selectively connectable to, the foot-wrap assembly; and

a second elastic band being connected to the calf-wrap panel, and being spaced apart from the first elastic band, and being extendable toward, and selectively connectable to, the foot-wrap assembly; and

a web assembly spanning between a length of the first elastic band and the second elastic band; and the web assembly for maintaining the first elastic band and the second elastic band in a spaced-apart relationship with each other; and the web assembly for preventing interference between the first elastic band and the second elastic band relative to each other while the first elastic band and the second elastic band, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of the person in response to movement of the person.

2. An apparatus, comprising:

a wrap assembly for mimicking muscular action and contraction of a muscle of a person, including:

a first wrap panel being configured to be securely selectively wrapped around a first portion of a limb of the person, in which the limb has the muscle; and

a second wrap panel being configured to be securely selectively wrapped around a second portion of the limb of the person; and the second wrap panel also being configured to be securely selectively wrapped around a third portion of the limb of the person; and

the first wrap panel and the second wrap panel being configured to be selectively connectable with each other in such a way that the first wrap panel and the second wrap panel, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the muscle of the person once: (A) the first wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the first portion of the limb of the person; and (B) the second wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the second portion of the limb of the person, and also securely selectively wrapped around the third portion of the limb of the person; and (C) the person moves the limb.

3. The apparatus of claim 2, wherein:

the muscle includes the tibialis posterior muscle of the person; and

the first wrap panel includes a calf-wrap panel; and

the second wrap panel includes an ankle-and-foot wrap panel; and

the calf-wrap panel is configured to be securely selectively wrapped around an upper calf portion of a calf of the person; and

the ankle-and-foot wrap panel is configured to be securely selectively wrapped around an ankle-portion of an ankle of the person; and

the ankle-and-foot wrap panel is also configured to be securely selectively wrapped around a foot-portion of a foot of the person; and

the calf-wrap panel and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel are configured to be selectively connectable with each other in such a way that the calf-wrap panel and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of the person once: (A) the calf-wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the upper calf portion of the calf of the person; and (B) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person, and is also securely selectively wrapped around the foot-portion of the foot of the person; and (C) the person walks.

4. The apparatus of claim 3, wherein:

the calf-wrap panel and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel also being configured to activate the tibialis posterior muscle of the person in such a way that the calf-wrap panel and the ankle- and-foot wrap panel, in use: (A) mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of the person once the calf-wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely wrapped to, and selectively securely coupled to, the upper calf portion of the calf of the person, and once the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, at least in part, and selectively securely coupled to, the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person, and once the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the foot-portion of the foot of the person; and (B) elevate the arch of the foot of the person; and (C) restore the arch position of the foot so that the person walks with adequate support to the foot, the ankle and the knee of the person; and

the calf-wrap panel includes a connection portion extending therefrom; and the connection portion being configured to be selectively connectable with a connection position being located on the ankle-and-foot wrap panel.

5. The apparatus of claim 3, further comprising:

a coupler assembly being configured to be fixedly attached to the ankle-and-foot wrap panel; and the coupler assembly also being configured to slidably couple with the calf-wrap panel once the coupler assembly, in use, is fixedly attached to the ankle-and-foot wrap panel.

6. The apparatus of claim 3, further comprising:

an elastic assembly fixedly extending from the calf-wrap panel; and the elastic assembly being configured to elastically couple the ankle-and-foot wrap panel and the calf- wrap panel with each other.

7. The apparatus of claim 3, wherein:

the calf-wrap panel and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel are also configured to be selectively connectable with each other once: (A) the calf-wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the upper calf portion of the calf of the person; and (B) the ankle- and-foot wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person; and (C) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the foot-portion of the foot of the person.

8. An apparatus, comprising:

a wrap assembly for mimicking muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of a person, including:

a calf-wrap panel being configured to be wrapped around an upper calf portion of a calf of the person; and the calf-wrap panel also being configured to be selectively securely coupled to the upper calf portion of the calf of the person once the calf-wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around the upper calf portion of the calf of the person; and

an ankle-wrap panel being configured to be wrapped around an ankle-portion of an ankle of the person; and the ankle-wrap panel also configured to be selectively securely coupled to the ankle -portion of the ankle of the person once the ankle-wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person; and

a foot-wrap assembly configured to be wrapped around a foot-portion of a foot of the person; and the foot-wrap assembly also configured to be selectively securely coupled to the foot-portion of the foot of the person once the foot-wrap assembly, in use, is wrapped around the foot-portion of the foot of the person; and the ankle-wrap panel and the foot-wrap assembly are integrally formed with each other in such a way that the ankle-wrap panel and the foot-wrap assembly integrally form a single wrap; and

the foot-wrap assembly integrally extends from the ankle-wrap panel; and

the calf-wrap panel and the foot-wrap assembly being configured to be selectively connectable with each other in such a way that the calf-wrap panel and the foot-wrap assembly, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of the person once: (A) the calf- wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the upper calf portion of the calf of the person; and (B) the ankle-wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person; and (C) the foot-wrap assembly, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the foot-portion of the foot of the person; and (D) the person walks.

9. The apparatus of claim 8, wherein:

the calf-wrap panel, the ankle-wrap panel and the foot-wrap assembly are configured to activate the tibialis posterior muscle of the person in such a way that the calf-wrap panel, the ankle-wrap panel and the foot-wrap assembly :

mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of the person once: (A) the calf-wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the upper calf portion of the calf of the person; and (B) the ankle- wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person; and (C) the foot-wrap assembly, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the foot-portion of the foot of the person; and

elevate the arch of the foot of the person; and

restore the arch position of the foot so that the person walks with adequate support to the foot, the ankle and the knee of the person.

10. The apparatus of claim 8, wherein:

the calf-wrap panel and the ankle-wrap panel are configured to be slidably coupled with each other once: (A) the calf-wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the upper calf portion of the calf of the person; and (B) the ankle-wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person; and (C) the foot-wrap assembly, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the foot-portion of the foot of the person.

11. The apparatus of claim 8, wherein: the calf-wrap panel and the foot-wrap assembly are selectively connectable to each other at a connection position located on the foot-wrap assembly, in which the connection position is located under, and proximate to, the foot-portion of the foot of the person once: (A) the calf-wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the upper calf portion of the calf of the person; and (B) the ankle-wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person; and (C) the foot-wrap assembly, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the foot-portion of the foot of the person.

12. The apparatus of claim 8, further comprising:

an elastic assembly being configured to extend between the calf-wrap panel and the foot-wrap assembly; and the elastic assembly also being configured to couple the calf-wrap panel with the foot-wrap assembly; and the elastic assembly is also configured to be affixed to the calf-wrap panel; and the elastic assembly is also configured to selectively couple to, and decouple from, the foot-wrap assembly.

13. The apparatus of claim 12, further comprising:

a connection portion being positioned at an end portion of the elastic assembly; and the connection portion configured to be selectively connectable to a connection position located on the foot-wrap assembly once:

the foot-wrap assembly, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the foot-portion of the foot of the person; and

the calf-wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and selectively is securely coupled to, the upper calf portion of the calf of the person.

14. The apparatus of claim 8, wherein:

the calf-wrap panel includes:

an elastic assembly having a first outer edge section; and the elastic assembly also having a second outer edge section being spaced apart from the first outer edge section; and a web assembly spanning between a length of the first outer edge section and the second outer edge section of the elastic assembly.

15. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein:

the elastic assembly includes a first elastic band and a second elastic band being spaced apart from the first elastic band; and

the first elastic band and the second elastic band in combination provide the first outer edge section and the second outer edge section.

16. The apparatus of claim 15, wherein: the web assembly spans between a length of the first elastic band and the second elastic band; and

the elastic assembly extends from the calf-wrap panel; and the elastic assembly includes an end portion; and

a connection portion is positioned at the end portion of the elastic assembly; and the connection portion is configured to be selectively securely connectable to a connection position located on the foot-wrap assembly.

17. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein:

the elastic assembly includes a first elastic band and a second elastic band being spaced apart from the first elastic band; and the first elastic band and the second elastic band in combination provide the first outer edge section and the second outer edge section.

18. The apparatus of claim 17, wherein:

the web assembly spans between a length of the first elastic band and the second elastic band.

19. The apparatus of claim 18, wherein:

the first elastic band and the second elastic band are configured to align, in use and at least in part, along the medial side of the foot of the person, and to activate the tibialis posterior muscle of the person in such a way that the first elastic band and the second elastic band :

mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of the person once: (A) the calf-wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the upper calf portion of the calf of the person; and (B) the ankle- wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the ankle -portion of the ankle of the person; and (C) the foot-wrap assembly, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the foot-portion of the foot of the person; and

elevate the arch of the foot of the person, and restore the arch position of the foot so that the person walks with adequate support to the foot, the ankle and the knee of the person.

20. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein:

the elastic assembly includes a first elastic band and a second elastic band being spaced apart from the first elastic band; and

the second elastic band is configured to be:

coupled to a second wrap section of the calf-wrap panel; and coupled to the foot- wrap assembly on the medial side of the foot of the person, in which the medial side is located proximate to the muscle insertion of the tibialis posterior muscle; and

unconnected to the lateral side of the foot-wrap assembly at the lateral side of the foot of the person, in such a way that the second elastic band, in use, extends between (A) the foot-wrap assembly on the medial side of the foot of the person at the position that is located proximate to the muscle insertion of the tibialis posterior muscle; and (B) the second wrap section of the calf-wrap panel at the position that is located proximate to the muscle origin of the tibialis posterior muscle.

Description:
WRAP ASSEMBLY FOR MIMICKING MUSCULAR ACTION

TECHNICAL FIELD

[01] This document relates to the technical field of (and is not limited to) a wrap assembly for mimicking muscular action of a muscle of a person, and/or this document relates to the technical field of (and is not limited to) a wrap assembly for mimicking muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of a person, and/or this document relates to the technical field of (and is not limited to) a method for a wrap assembly for mimicking muscular action of a muscle of a person.

BACKGROUND

[02] A known wrap (medical wrap) may be applied to the skin of a person.

SUMMARY

[03] Known medical wraps are configured to be applied to the skin of a person. This is done in such a way that the medical wrap, in use, maintains a stable position of bones and muscles (of the person wearing the known medical wrap) during an activity (such as walking and/or an athletic activity, etc.). The known medical wrap, once applied, physically keeps (maintains) in place muscles and/or bones at a certain position and/or relationship (during the activity). This arrangement may reduce pain and aids physical recovery for the person. The known medical wrap helps a person recover from the overuse of, and/or other injuries to, a muscle, etc. The known medical wrap, in use, may restrict the motion of an injured joint, compress soft tissues to reduce swelling, support anatomical structures involved in the injury, serve as a splint or secure a splint, secure dressing or bandages, protect the injured joint from re-injury, and/or protect the injured limb (physical part of the person) while the injured part undergoes healing. Once the known medical wrap is removed, the person is no longer supported or assisted. The known medical wrap may include a piece of material that may be usable to support a medical device (such as a dressing or a splint), or provide support to or restrict the movement of a part of the body (of the person). The known medical wrap may be used to reduce swelling or provide support to a sprained ankle, etc. The known medical wrap may be tightly applied to slow blood flow to an extremity, such as when a leg or arm is bleeding heavily.

[04] It will be appreciated that there exists a need to mitigate (at least in part) at least one problem associated with existing (known) wrap assemblies (also called the existing technology). After much study of the known systems and methods with experimentation, an understanding (at least in part) of the problem and its solution has been identified (at least in part) and is articulated (at least in part) as follows: [05] To mitigate, at least in part, at least one problem associated with the existing technology, there is provided (in accordance with a major aspect) an apparatus. The apparatus includes and is not limited to (comprises) a wrap assembly for mimicking muscular action and contraction of a muscle of a person. The wrap assembly includes and is not limited to (comprises) a first wrap panel configured to be securely selectively wrapped (for secured selective placement) around a first portion of a limb of the person. The wrap assembly includes and is not limited to (comprises) a second wrap panel configured to be securely selectively wrapped (for secured selective placement) around a second portion of the limb of the person. The second wrap panel is also configured to be securely selectively wrapped (for secured selective placement) around a third portion of the limb of the person. The first wrap panel and the second wrap panel are selectively connectable (configured to be selectively connectable) with each other in such a way that the first wrap panel and the second wrap panel, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the muscle of the person once: (A) the first wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the first portion of the limb of the person, and (B) the second wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the second portion of the limb of the person, and also securely selectively wrapped around the third portion of the limb of the person, and (C) the person moves the limb. A technical effect of the apparatus is that the wrap assembly, once applied or installed, physically keeps (maintains) the joint (such as the knee joint of the wearer or the user) in a stable condition while muscles, which are attached to the joint, function (that is, the wrap assembly prevents the functioning muscle from pulling the joint from a stable condition).

[06] To mitigate, at least in part, at least one problem associated with the existing technology, there is provided (in accordance with a major aspect) a method. The method is for utilizing a wrap assembly for mimicking muscular action and contraction of a muscle of a person. The method includes and is not limited to (comprises) securely selectively wrapping a first wrap panel around a first portion of a limb of the person. The method also includes and is not limited to (comprises) securely selectively wrapping a second wrap panel around a second portion of the limb of the person. The method also includes and is not limited to (comprises) securely selectively wrapping the second wrap panel around a third portion of the limb of the person. The method also includes and is not limited to (comprises) selectively connecting the first wrap panel and the second wrap panel with each other in such a way that the first wrap panel and the second wrap panel, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the muscle of the person once: (A) the first wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the first portion of the limb of the person, and (B) the second wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the second portion of the limb of the person, and also securely selectively wrapped around the third portion of the limb of the person, and (C) the person moves the limb. A technical effect of the apparatus is that the wrap assembly, once applied or installed, physically keeps (maintains) the joint (such as the knee joint of the wearer or the user) in a stable condition while muscles, which are attached to the joint, function (that is, the wrap assembly prevents the functioning muscle from pulling the joint from a stable condition).

[07] To mitigate, at least in part, at least one problem associated with the existing technology, there is provided (in accordance with a major aspect) an apparatus. The apparatus includes and is not limited to (comprises) a wrap assembly for mimicking muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of a person. The wrap assembly incudes a calf- wrap panel configured to be securely selectively wrapped (for secured selective placement) around an upper calf portion of a calf of a person (in which the upper calf portion is located proximate to a knee of the person). The wrap assembly also includes and is not limited to (comprises) an ankle-and-foot wrap panel configured to be securely selectively wrapped (for secured selective placement) around an ankle-portion of an ankle of the person. The ankle-and-foot wrap panel is also configured to be securely selectively wrapped (for secured selective placement) around a foot-portion of a foot of the person. The calf-wrap panel and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel are selectively connectable (configured to be selectively connectable) with each other in such a way that the calf-wrap panel and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of the person once: (A) the calf-wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the upper calf portion of the calf of the person; and (B) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the ankle- portion of the ankle of the person, and is also securely selectively wrapped around the foot- portion of the foot of the person; and (C) the person walks. A technical effect of the apparatus is that the wrap assembly, once applied or installed, physically keeps (maintains) the joint (such as the knee joint of the wearer or the user) in a stable condition while muscles, which are attached to the joint, function (that is, the wrap assembly prevents the functioning muscle from pulling the joint from a stable condition).

[08] To mitigate, at least in part, at least one problem associated with the existing technology, there is provided (in accordance with a major aspect) a method. The method is for utilizing a wrap assembly for mimicking muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of a person. The method includes and is not limited to (comprises) securely selectively wrapping a calf-wrap panel around an upper calf portion of a calf of a person (in which the upper calf portion is located proximate to a knee of the person). The method also includes and is not limited to (comprises) securely selectively wrapping an ankle-and-foot wrap panel around an ankle-portion of an ankle of the person. The method also includes and is not limited to (comprises) securely selectively wrapping the ankle-and-foot wrap panel around a foot-portion of a foot of the person. The method also includes and is not limited to (comprises) selectively connecting the calf-wrap panel and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel with each other in such a way that the calf-wrap panel and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of the person once: (A) the calf-wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the upper calf portion of the calf of the person; and (B) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person, and is also securely selectively wrapped around the foot-portion of the foot of the person; and (C) the person walks. A technical effect of the apparatus is that the wrap assembly, once applied or installed, physically keeps (maintains) the joint (such as the knee joint of the wearer or the user) in a stable condition while muscles, which are attached to the joint, function (that is, the wrap assembly prevents the functioning muscle from pulling the joint from a stable condition).

[09] To mitigate, at least in part, at least one problem associated with the existing technology, there is provided (in accordance with a major aspect) an apparatus. The apparatus includes and is not limited to (comprises) a wrap assembly for mimicking muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of a person. The wrap assembly includes and is not limited to (comprises) a calf-wrap panel configured to be wrapped (for secured selective placement) around an upper calf portion of a calf of a person (in which the upper calf portion is located proximate to a knee of the person). The calf-wrap panel is also configured to be selectively securely coupled (connectable) to the upper calf portion of the calf of the person once the calf-wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around the upper calf portion of the calf of the person. The wrap assembly includes and is not limited to (comprises) an ankle-and-foot wrap panel for secured selective placement (configured to be wrapped around) an ankle -portion of an ankle of the person. The ankle-and-foot wrap panel is also for secured selective placement (configured to be selectively securely coupled) to the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person once the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person. The ankle-and-foot wrap panel is also for secured selective placement (configured to be wrapped) around a foot-portion of a foot of the person. The ankle-and-foot wrap panel is also selectively securely connectable (configured to be selectively securely coupled) to the foot-portion of the foot of the person once the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around the foot-portion of the foot of the person. The calf-wrap panel and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel are selectively connectable (configured to be selectively connectable) with each other in such a way that the calf-wrap panel and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of the person once: (A) the calf-wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the upper calf portion of the calf of the person; and (B) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person, and is also securely selectively wrapped around the foot-portion of the foot of the person; and (C) the person walks. A technical effect of the apparatus is that the wrap assembly, once applied or installed, physically keeps (maintains) the joint (such as the knee joint of the wearer or the user) in a stable condition while muscles, which are attached to the joint, function (that is, the wrap assembly prevents the functioning muscle from pulling the joint from a stable condition).

[010] To mitigate, at least in part, at least one problem associated with the existing technology, there is provided (in accordance with a major aspect) a method. The method is for utilizing a wrap assembly for mimicking muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of a person. The method includes and is not limited to (comprises) wrapping a calf-wrap panel around an upper calf portion of a calf of a person (in which the upper calf portion is located proximate to a knee of the person). The method includes and is not limited to (comprises) selectively securely coupling the calf-wrap panel to the upper calf portion of the calf of the person once the calf-wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around the upper calf portion of the calf of the person. The method includes and is not limited to (comprises) wrapping an ankle-and-foot wrap panel around an ankle-portion of an ankle of the person. The method includes and is not limited to (comprises) selectively securely coupling the ankle-and- foot wrap panel to the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person once the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around the ankle -portion of the ankle of the person. The method includes and is not limited to (comprises) wrapping the ankle-and-foot wrap panel around a foot-portion of a foot of the person. The method includes and is not limited to (comprises) selectively securely coupling the ankle-and-foot wrap panel to the foot-portion of the foot of the person once the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around the foot-portion of the foot of the person. The method includes and is not limited to (comprises) selectively connecting the calf-wrap panel and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel with each other in such a way that the calf-wrap panel and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of the person once: (A) the calf-wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the upper calf portion of the calf of the person; and (B) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the ankle- portion of the ankle of the person, and is also securely selectively wrapped around the foot- portion of the foot of the person; and (C) the person walks. A technical effect of the apparatus is that the wrap assembly, once applied or installed, physically keeps (maintains) the joint (such as the knee joint of the wearer or the user) in a stable condition while muscles, which are attached to the joint, function (that is, the wrap assembly prevents the functioning muscle from pulling the joint from a stable condition).

[011] To mitigate, at least in part, at least one problem associated with the existing technology, there is provided (in accordance with a major aspect) an apparatus. The apparatus includes and is not limited to (comprises) a wrap assembly for mimicking muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of a person. The wrap assembly includes and is not limited to (comprises) to a calf-wrap panel for secured selective placement (configured to be wrapped) around an upper calf portion of a calf of a person (in which the upper calf portion is located proximate to a knee of the person). The calf-wrap panel is also selectively securely connectable (configured to be selectively securely coupled) to the upper calf portion of the calf of the person once the calf-wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around the upper calf portion of the calf of the person. The wrap assembly includes and is not limited to (comprises) an ankle- wrap panel for secured selective placement (configured to be wrapped) around an ankle -portion of an ankle of the person. The ankle-wrap panel is also selectively securely connectable (configured to be selectively securely coupled) to the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person once the ankle-wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person. The wrap assembly includes and is not limited to (comprises) a foot-wrap assembly for secured selective (configured to be wrapped) around a foot-portion of a foot of the person. The foot-wrap assembly is also selectively securely connectable (configured to be selectively securely coupled) to the foot-portion of the foot of the person once the foot-wrap assembly, in use, is wrapped around the foot-portion of the foot of the person. The ankle-wrap panel and the foot-wrap assembly are integrally formed with each other in such a way that the ankle- wrap panel and the foot-wrap assembly integrally form a single wrap. The foot-wrap assembly integrally extends from the ankle-wrap panel. The calf- wrap panel and the foot-wrap assembly are selectively connectable (configured to be selectively connectable) with each other in such a way that the calf-wrap panel and the foot-wrap assembly, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of the person once: (A) the calf-wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the upper calf portion of the calf of the person; and (B) the ankle-wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person, and (C) the foot-wrap assembly, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the foot-portion of the foot of the person; and (D) the person walks. A technical effect of the apparatus is that the wrap assembly, once applied or installed, physically keeps (maintains) the joint (such as the knee joint of the wearer or the user) in a stable condition while muscles, which are attached to the joint, function (that is, the wrap assembly prevents the functioning muscle from pulling the joint from a stable condition).

[012] To mitigate, at least in part, at least one problem associated with the existing technology, there is provided (in accordance with a major aspect) a method. The method is for utilizing a wrap assembly for mimicking muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of a person. The method includes and is not limited to (comprises) wrapping a calf-wrap panel around an upper calf portion of a calf of a person (in which the upper calf portion is located proximate to a knee of the person). The method includes and is not limited to (comprises) selectively securely coupling the calf-wrap panel to the upper calf portion of the calf of the person once the calf-wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around the upper calf portion of the calf of the person. The method includes and is not limited to (comprises) wrapping an ankle-wrap panel around an ankle-portion of an ankle of the person. The method includes and is not limited to (comprises) selectively securely coupling the ankle-wrap panel to the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person once the ankle-wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person. The method includes and is not limited to (comprises) wrapping a foot-wrap assembly around a foot-portion of a foot of the person. The method includes and is not limited to (comprises) selectively securely coupling the foot-wrap assembly to the foot-portion of the foot of the person once the foot-wrap assembly, in use, is wrapped around the foot-portion of the foot of the person, in which the ankle-wrap panel and the foot-wrap assembly are integrally formed with each other in such a way that the ankle- wrap panel and the foot-wrap assembly integrally form a single wrap, and in which the foot- wrap assembly integrally extends from the ankle-wrap panel. The method includes and is not limited to (comprises) selectively connecting the calf-wrap panel and the foot-wrap assembly with each other in such a way that the calf-wrap panel and the foot-wrap assembly, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of the person once: (A) the calf-wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the upper calf portion of the calf of the person; and (B) the ankle-wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person, and (C) the foot-wrap assembly, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the foot-portion of the foot of the person; and (D) the person walks. A technical effect of the apparatus is that the wrap assembly, once applied or installed, physically keeps (maintains) the joint (such as the knee joint of the wearer or the user) in a stable condition while muscles, which are attached to the joint, function (that is, the wrap assembly prevents the functioning muscle from pulling the joint from a stable condition).

[013] To mitigate, at least in part, at least one problem associated with the existing technology, there is provided (in accordance with a major aspect) an apparatus. The apparatus includes and is not limited to a wrap assembly for mimicking muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of a person. The wrap assembly includes a calf-wrap panel for secured selective placement (configured to be wrapped) around an upper calf portion of a calf of a person. The calf-wrap panel is also for selectively securely connection (configured to be selectively securely coupled) to the upper calf portion of the calf of the person once the calf- wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around the upper calf portion of the calf of the person. The wrap assembly includes an ankle-and-foot wrap panel for secured selective placement (configured to be wrapped around) an ankle-portion of an ankle of the person. The ankle-and- foot wrap panel is also selectively securely connectable (configured to be selectively securely coupled) to the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person once the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person. The ankle-and-foot wrap panel is also for secured selective placement (configured to be wrapped around) a foot-portion of a foot of the person. The ankle-and-foot wrap panel is also selectively securely connectable (configured to be selectively securely coupled) to the foot-portion of the foot of the person once the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around the foot-portion of the foot of the person. The calf-wrap panel and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel are selectively connectable (configured to be selectively connectable) with each other in such a way that the calf-wrap panel and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of the person once: (A) the calf-wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the upper calf portion of the calf of the person; and (B) the ankle- and-foot wrap panel, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person, and is also securely selectively wrapped around the foot-portion of the foot of the person; and (C) the person walks. A technical effect of the apparatus is that the wrap assembly, once applied or installed, physically keeps (maintains) the joint (such as the knee joint of the wearer or the user) in a stable condition while muscles, which are attached to the joint, function (that is, the wrap assembly prevents the functioning muscle from pulling the joint from a stable condition). In accordance with an option, the calf-wrap panel and the ankle- and-foot wrap panel are slidably connectable (configured to be slidably coupled) with each other once: (A) the calf- wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the upper calf portion of the calf of the person; and (B) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the ankle-portion of the ankle of the person; and (C) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the foot-portion of the foot of the person; and (D) the calf- wrap panel is also selectively securely connectable (configured to be selectively securely connectable) to a connection position located on the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in which the connection position is located under, and proximate to, the foot-portion of the foot of the person once: (i) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the foot-portion of the foot of the person; and (ii) the calf-wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and selectively is securely coupled to, the upper calf portion of the calf of the person. In accordance with an option, the ankle-and-foot wrap panel includes: an ankle-wrap panel; and a foot-wrap assembly; and the ankle-wrap panel and the foot-wrap assembly are integrally formed with each other in such a way that: (A) the ankle-wrap panel and the foot-wrap assembly integrally form a single wrap panel; and (B) the ankle-wrap panel integrally extends from the foot-wrap assembly. In accordance with an option, an elastic assembly extends (is configured to extend) between the calf-wrap panel and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel. The elastic assembly is also connects (configured to couple) the calf-wrap panel with the ankle-and-foot wrap panel. A connection portion is positioned at an end portion of the elastic assembly. The connection portion selectively connects (configured to be selectively connectable) to a connection position located on the ankle-and-foot wrap panel once: (A) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the foot-portion of the foot of the person; and (B) the calf-wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and selectively is securely coupled to, the upper calf portion of the calf of the person.

In accordance with an option, the calf-wrap panel includes: an elastic assembly having opposite outer edge sections; and the opposite outer edge sections include a first outer edge section of the elastic assembly; and the opposite outer edge sections include a second outer edge section of the elastic assembly, in which the second outer edge section is spaced apart from the first outer edge section; and a web assembly spanning between a length of the first outer edge section and the second outer edge section of the elastic assembly. In accordance with an option, the elastic assembly includes a first elastic band and a second elastic band being spaced apart from the first elastic band; and the first elastic band and the second elastic band in combination provide the first outer edge section and the second outer edge section; and the web assembly spans between a length of the first elastic band and the second elastic band; and the elastic assembly extends from the calf-wrap panel; and the elastic assembly includes an end portion; and a connection portion is positioned at the end portion of the elastic assembly; and the connection portion is selectively securely connected (configured to be selectively securely connectable) to a connection position. In accordance with an option, the calf-wrap panel also includes: a connection portion being positioned at an end portion of the elastic assembly. The connection portion of the calf-wrap panel is selectively securely connectable (configured to be selectively securely connectable) to a connection position once: (A) the ankle- and-foot wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the foot-portion of the foot of the person; and (B) the calf-wrap panel, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the upper calf portion of the calf of the person.

[014] To mitigate, at least in part, at least one problem associated with the existing technology, there is provided (in accordance with a major aspect) an apparatus. The apparatus includes and is not limited to a wrap assembly. The wrap assembly includes and is not limited to a calf-wrap panel for secured selective wrapping over an upper calf portion of a calf of a person. The wrap assembly includes and is not limited to an ankle-wrap panel for secured selective wrapping over an ankle-portion of an ankle of the person. The wrap assembly includes and is not limited to a foot-wrap assembly for secured selective wrapping over a foot- portion of a foot of the person. The foot-wrap assembly integrally extending from the ankle- wrap panel. The wrap assembly includes and is not limited to a first elastic band connected to the calf- wrap panel. The first elastic band is extendable toward, and selectively connectable to, the foot-wrap assembly. The wrap assembly includes and is not limited to a second elastic band connected to the calf-wrap panel. The second elastic band is spaced apart from the first elastic band. The second elastic band is extendable toward, and selectively connectable to, the foot-wrap assembly. The wrap assembly includes and is not limited to a web assembly spanning between a length of the first elastic band and the second elastic band. The web assembly is for maintaining the first elastic band and the second elastic band in a spaced-apart relationship with each other. The web assembly is for preventing (once worn or configured to prevent) interference between the first elastic band and the second elastic band relative to each other while the first elastic band and the second elastic band, in use (once worn), mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of the person in response to movement of the person (that is, once the person wears the wrap assembly). A technical effect of the apparatus is that the wrap assembly, once applied or installed, physically keeps (maintains) the joint (such as the knee joint of the wearer or the user) in a stable condition while muscles, which are attached to the joint, function (that is, the wrap assembly prevents the functioning muscle from pulling the joint from a stable condition). [015] Other aspects are identified in the claims. Other aspects and features of the non limiting embodiments may now become apparent to those skilled in the art upon review of the following detailed description of the non-limiting embodiments with the accompanying drawings. This Summary is provided to introduce concepts in simplified form that are further described below in the Detailed Description. This Summary is not intended to identify key features or essential features of the disclosed subject matter, and is not intended to describe each disclosed embodiment or every implementation of the disclosed subject matter. Many other novel advantages, features, and relationships will become apparent as this description proceeds. The figures and the description that follow more particularly exemplify illustrative embodiments.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

[016] The non- limiting embodiments may be more fully appreciated by reference to the following detailed description of the non-limiting embodiments when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:

[017] FIG. 1 depicts a front view of an embodiment of a wrap assembly, in which the wrap assembly is for mimicking muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle of a person; and

[018] FIG. 2 depicts a perspective rear view of an embodiment of the wrap assembly of FIG. 1; and

[019] FIG. 3 depicts a perspective rear view of an embodiment of the wrap assembly of FIG. 2; and

[020] FIG. 4 depicts a perspective side view of an embodiment of the wrap assembly of FIG. 1; and

[021] FIG. 5 depicts a perspective side view of an embodiment of the wrap assembly of FIG. 1; and

[022] FIG. 6 depicts a front view of an embodiment of the wrap assembly of FIG. 1; and

[023] FIG. 7 depicts a cross-sectional side view taken along a cross-sectional line A-A as depicted in the embodiment of the wrap assembly of FIG. 6; and

[024] FIG. 8A, FIG. 8B and FIG. 8C depict a rear view (FIG. 8A) and cross-sectional views (FIG. 8B and FIG. 8C) of embodiments of the wrap assembly of FIG. 1; and

[025] FIG. 9 depicts a perspective rear view of an embodiment of the wrap assembly of FIG. 1 ; and

[026] FIG. 10 depicts a perspective front view of an embodiment of the wrap assembly of FIG. 1 ; and

[027] FIG. 11 depicts a perspective side rear view of an embodiment of the wrap assembly of FIG. 1.

[028] The drawings are not necessarily to scale and may be illustrated by phantom lines, diagrammatic representations and fragmentary views. In certain instances, details unnecessary for an understanding of the embodiments (and/or details that render other details difficult to perceive) may have been omitted. Corresponding reference characters indicate corresponding components throughout the several figures of the drawings. Elements in the several figures are illustrated for simplicity and clarity and have not been drawn to scale. The dimensions of some of the elements in the figures may be emphasized relative to other elements for facilitating an understanding of the various disclosed embodiments. In addition, common, but well- understood, elements that are useful or necessary in commercially feasible embodiments are often not depicted to provide a less obstructed view of the embodiments of the present disclosure.

[029] LISTING OF REFERENCE NUMERALS USED IN THE DRAWINGS

100 wrap assembly

101 first wrap panel

102 calf-wrap panel

103 second wrap panel

104 ankle-and-foot wrap panel

106 connection position

108 ankle-wrap panel

109 intermediate portion

110 coupler assembly

112 foot- wrap assembly

114 elastic assembly

116 outer edge sections

122 web assembly

124 connection portion

132 first elastic band

134 second elastic band

142 first outer edge section

144 second outer edge section

154 end portion

162 first wrap section

164 second wrap section

202 first connector

208 second connector

212 third connector

222 web connector

302 first layer

304 second layer

900 person

902 knee

904 upper calf portion ankle-portion foot-portion tibialis posterior muscle muscle

calf

limb

ankle

foot

tibia

fibula

muscle insertion muscle origin heel

toes

bottom portion path

first portion second portion third portion floor

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE NON-LIMITING EMBODIMENT(S)

[030] The following detailed description is merely exemplary and is not intended to limit the described embodiments or the application and uses of the described embodiments. As used, the word“exemplary” or“illustrative” means“serving as an example, instance, or illustration.” Any implementation described as“exemplary” or“illustrative” is not necessarily to be construed as preferred or advantageous over other implementations. All of the implementations described below are exemplary implementations provided to enable persons skilled in the art to make or use the embodiments of the disclosure and are not intended to limit the scope of the disclosure. The scope of the claim is defined by the claims (in which the claims may be amended during patent examination after the filing of this application). For the description, the terms “upper,” “lower,” “left,” “rear,” “right,” “front,” “vertical,” “horizontal,” and derivatives thereof shall relate to the examples as oriented in the drawings. There is no intention to be bound by any expressed or implied theory in the preceding Technical Field, Background, Summary or the following detailed description. It is also to be understood that the devices and processes illustrated in the attached drawings, and described in the following specification, are exemplary embodiments (examples), aspects and/or concepts defined in the appended claims. Flence, dimensions and other physical characteristics relating to the embodiments disclosed are not to be considered as limiting, unless the claims expressly state otherwise. It is understood that the phrase“at least one” is equivalent to“a”. The aspects (examples, alterations, modifications, options, variations, embodiments and any equivalent thereof) are described regarding the drawings. It should be understood that the invention is limited to the subject matter provided by the claims, and that the invention is not limited to the particular aspects depicted and described. It will be appreciated that the scope of the meaning of a device configured to be coupled to an item (that is, to be connected to, to interact with the item, etc.) is to be interpreted as the device being configured to be coupled to the item, either directly or indirectly. Therefore,“configured to” may include the meaning“either directly or indirectly” unless specifically stated otherwise.

[031] FIG. 1 depicts a front view of an embodiment of a wrap assembly 100 (in which the wrap assembly 100 is for mimicking muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle 912 (a muscle) of a person 900 (as depicted in the embodiments of FIG. 4 and FIG. 5).

[032] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 1, the wrap assembly 100 is positioned for installation to the person 900 (a rear view of the person 900 is shown). Each foot 918 is positioned to lift the person 900 upwardly to show (expose) a bottom portion 927 of each foot 918 of the person 900, with the toes 926 of each foot 918 in contact with the floor 936 (the working surface), with each heel 924 lifted away from the floor 936.

[033] Preferably, the wrap assembly 100 includes components (assemblies) having a foam and material combination, such as a composite having nylon, spandex and foam. Preferably, the foam and material combination includes the NUSTIMWRAP (TRADEMARK) material manufactured by FABRIFOAM Products Company located in Pennsylvania, USA. The wrap assembly 100 is configured to provide a moderate degree of two-directional stretch while allowing for adjustable compression. The wrap assembly 100 is dermatologically safe. The wrap assembly 100 may be manufactured in numerous sizes for optimal fit (to a person or user). The components of wrap assembly 100 is configured to be wrapped on to a part of the person, and may be secured in position with a hook-and-loop closure (also called a hook-and- loop connector). The hook-and-loop closure may include a medical hook-and-loop closure manufactured and/or supplied by HOOKANDFOOP Company (located in Florida, USA). Preferably, the wrap assembly 100 is latex free, breathable, moisture- wicking, neoprene free, non-slip, washable, adhesive free, and/or hypoallergenic. The wrap assembly 100 is configured for bracing, support and repositioning. The wrap assembly 100 is configured for treatment and/or therapies of biomechanical ailments. The wrap assembly 100 is configured to not cause skin blistering and/or irritation, is lightweight, has a low profile, comfortable, simple and quick to apply. Preferably, the wrap assembly 100 includes a foam side that allows strapping to stay in place without the need to over-tighten or pinch the skin of the person. The wrap assembly 100 may be worn under clothing. Preferably, the wrap assembly 100 is reusable.

[034] The tibialis posterior muscle 912 is a relatively small, centrally located muscle present on the back side of the leg (of the person 900). The tibialis posterior muscle 912 is located between the fibula 921 (bone) and tibia 920 (bone) in the lower leg and descends down to connect with the various other bones through the ankle 916 of the person 900.

[035] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 1, the fibula 921 and tibia 920 (which are internal and hidden) are depicted in the leg positioned on the left side of FIG. 1 (to better show the manner in which the wrap assembly 100 is utilized).

[036] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 1, there is depicted an apparatus. The apparatus includes and is not limited to (comprises) a wrap assembly 100 for (configured to) mimicking muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of a person 900. [037] The wrap assembly 100 includes and is not limited to (comprises) a calf-wrap panel 102. The calf-wrap panel 102 is configured to be wrapped around an upper calf portion 904 of a calf 914 of the person 900. The upper calf portion 904 is located proximate to a knee 902 of the person 900. The calf-wrap panel 102 is also configured to be selectively securely coupled to the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900 (preferably once the calf-wrap panel 102, in use, is wrapped around the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900). Preferably, the calf-wrap panel 102 is also configured to be removable from the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900.

[038] The wrap assembly 100 also includes and is not limited to (comprises) an ankle-and- foot wrap panel 104. The ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 is configured to be wrapped around an ankle-portion 906 of an ankle 916 of the person 900. The ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 is also configured to be selectively securely coupled to the ankle-portion 906 of the ankle 916 of the person 900 (once the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104, in use, is wrapped around the ankle- portion 906 of the ankle 916 of the person 900). Preferably, the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 is also configured to be removable from the ankle-portion 906 of the ankle 916 of the person 900.

[039] The ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 is also configured to be wrapped around a foot- portion 908 of a foot 918 of the person 900. The ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 is also configured to be selectively securely coupled to the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900 (once the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104, in use, is wrapped around the foot- portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900). Preferably, the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 is also configured to be removable from the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900.

[040] The calf-wrap panel 102 and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 are configured to be selectively connectable with each other. This is done in such a way that the calf-wrap panel 102 and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the person 900 once: (A) the calf-wrap panel 102, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900, and (B) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the ankle-portion 906 of the ankle 916 of the person 900, and is also securely selectively wrapped around the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900, and (C) the person 900 walks, as depicted in the embodiments of FIG. 4 and FIG. 5 (that is, the person 900 moves the muscle 913 of the limb 915 or the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the calf 914).

[041] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 1, there is depicted an apparatus. The apparatus includes and is not limited to (comprises) the wrap assembly 100 (configured for) for mimicking muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the person 900.

[042] The wrap assembly 100 includes and is not limited to (comprises) the calf-wrap panel 102. The calf-wrap panel 102 is configured to be wrapped around the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900 (in which the upper calf portion 904 is located proximate to the knee 902 of the person 900). The calf- wrap panel 102 is also configured to be selectively securely coupled to the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900 (once the calf- wrap panel 102, in use, is wrapped around the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900).

[043] The wrap assembly 100 also includes and is not limited to (comprises) an ankle-wrap panel 108. The ankle-wrap panel 108 is configured to be wrapped around an ankle-portion 906 of an ankle 916 of the person 900. The ankle-wrap panel 108 is also configured to be selectively securely coupled to the ankle -portion 906 of the ankle 916 of the person 900 (once the ankle- wrap panel 108, in use, is wrapped around the ankle-portion 906 of the ankle 916 of the person 900). Preferably, the ankle-wrap panel 108 is also configured to be removable from the ankle-portion 906 of the ankle 916 of the person 900.

[044] The wrap assembly 100 also includes and is not limited to (comprises) a foot- wrap assembly 112. The foot- wrap assembly 112 is configured to be wrapped around a foot-portion 908 of a foot 918 of the person 900. The foot-wrap assembly 112 is also configured to be selectively securely coupled to the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900 once the foot- wrap assembly 112, in use, is wrapped around the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900. Preferably, the foot- wrap assembly 112 is also configured to be removable from the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900.

[045] The ankle-wrap panel 108 and the foot-wrap assembly 112 are integrally formed with each other. This is done in such a way that the ankle- wrap panel 108 and the foot- wrap assembly 112 integrally form a single wrap. The foot- wrap assembly 112 integrally extends from the ankle-wrap panel 108. The calf-wrap panel 102 and the foot-wrap assembly 112 are configured to be selectively connectable with each other. This is done in such a way that the calf-wrap panel 102 and the foot- wrap assembly 112, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the person 900 once: (A) the calf-wrap panel 102, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900, and (B) the ankle- wrap panel 108, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the ankle-portion 906 of the ankle 916 of the person 900, and (C) the foot- wrap assembly 112, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900, and (D) the person 900 walks, as depicted in the embodiments of FIG. 4 and FIG. 5 (that is, the person 900 moves the muscle 913 of the limb 915 or the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the calf 914).

[046] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 1, the apparatus is adapted such that the calf-wrap panel 102, the ankle-wrap panel 108 and the foot- wrap assembly 112 are configured to activate (in use) the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the person 900. Preferably, this is done in such a way that the calf-wrap panel 102, the ankle-wrap panel 108 and the foot- wrap assembly 112 (in use) mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the person 900 once (i) the calf- wrap panel 102, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900, and (ii) the ankle- wrap panel 108, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the ankle-portion 906 of the ankle 916 of the person 900, and (iii) the foot- wrap assembly 112, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the foot- portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900. Preferably, this is done in such a way that the calf-wrap panel 102, the ankle- wrap panel 108 and the foot- wrap assembly 112 (in use) elevate the arch of the foot 918 of the person 900. Preferably, this is done in such a way that the calf-wrap panel 102, the ankle- wrap panel 108 and the foot- wrap assembly 112 (in use) restore the arch position of the foot 918 so that the person 900 walks with adequate support to the foot 918, the ankle 916 and the knee 902 of the person 900.

[047] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 1, the apparatus is adapted such that a first connector 202 is configured to securely connect the end sections (opposite end sections or distal end portions) of the calf-wrap panel 102 with each other (in an overlapping manner or arrangement) once the calf-wrap panel 102 is (in use) wrapped around the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900. Preferably, the first connector 202 includes medical tape (preferably, removable and reusable), and any equivalent thereof. The medical tape is hypoallergenic and adhesive, and may include paper, foam, occlusive, soft-cloth and/or silk like materials. Relatively stronger adhesion may be used for sweaty, damp or dry skin.

[048] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 1, the apparatus is adapted such that a second connector 208 is configured to securely connect the end sections (opposite end sections or distal end portions) of the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 with each other (in an overlapping manner or arrangement) once the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 is wrapped around the ankle-portion 906 of the ankle 916 of the person 900. Preferably, the second connector 208 includes medical tape (preferably, removable and reusable), and any equivalent thereof. [049] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 1, the apparatus is adapted such that the second connector 208 is configured to securely connect the end sections (opposite end sections or distal end portions) of the ankle-wrap panel 108 with each other (in an overlapping manner or arrangement) once the ankle- wrap panel 108 is wrapped around the ankle -portion 906 of the ankle 916 of the person 900.

[050] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 1, the apparatus is adapted such that a third connector 212 is configured to securely connect the end sections (opposite end sections or distal end portions) of the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 with each other (in an overlapping manner or arrangement) once the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 is wrapped around the foot- portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900. Preferably, the third connector 212 includes medical tape (preferably, removable and reusable), and any equivalent thereof.

[051] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 1, the apparatus is adapted such that the third connector 212 is configured to securely connect the end sections (opposite end sections or distal end portions) of the foot- wrap assembly 112 with each other (in an overlapping manner or arrangement) once the foot- wrap assembly 112 is wrapped around the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900.

[052] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 1 (and in accordance with a major aspect), the wrap assembly 100 includes (and is not limited to) a synergistic combination of a calf-wrap panel 102, an ankle-wrap panel 108, a foot-wrap assembly 112, a first elastic band 132, a second elastic band 134, and a web assembly 122. The calf-wrap panel 102 is for secured selective wrapping over an upper calf portion 904 of a calf 914 of a person 900. The calf-wrap panel 102 is configured to be securely selectively wrapped over an upper calf portion 904 of a calf 914 of a person 900. The ankle-wrap panel 108 is for secured selective wrapping over an ankle-portion 906 of an ankle 916 of the person 900. The ankle- wrap panel 108 is 102 is configured to be securely selectively wrapped over an ankle-portion 906 of an ankle 916 of the person 900. The foot- wrap assembly 112 is for secured selective wrapping over a foot-portion 908 of a foot 918 of the person 900. The foot- wrap assembly 112 is configured to be securely selectively wrapped over a foot-portion 908 of a foot 918 of the person 900. The foot-wrap assembly 112 integrally extending from the ankle-wrap panel 108. The first elastic band 132 is connected to (affixed to) the calf-wrap panel 102, and being extendable toward, and selectively connectable to, the foot- wrap assembly 112. The second elastic band 134 is connected to (affixed to) the calf-wrap panel 102, and being spaced apart from the first elastic band 132, and being extendable toward, and selectively connectable to, the foot- wrap assembly 112. The web assembly 122 spans between a length of the first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134. The web assembly 122 is for maintaining the first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134 in a spaced-apart relationship with each other. The web assembly 122 is configured to maintain a spatial relationship of the first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134 in a spaced-apart relationship with each other. The web assembly 122 is for preventing interference (configured to prevent interference once the wrap assembly 100 is worn by the person 900) between the first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134 relative to each other (while the first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the person 900 in response to movement of the person 900; that is, once the person 900 wears the wrap assembly 100). The web assembly 122 is configured to prevent interference between the first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134 relative to each other (while the first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the person 900 in response to movement of the person 900, such as for the case where the person 900 (user) walks). The web assembly 122, in use, prevents interference between the first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134 in which interference includes any one of: (A) twisting of the first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134 over each other, and (B) spreading apart of the first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134 relative to each other, and (C) drawing of (placement of) the first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134 closer to each other. The web assembly 122, in use, keeps the first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134 spaced apart from each other (while the wrap assembly 100 is worn or applied to the person 900, and while the person 900 walks or is in motion).

[053] FIG. 2 depicts a perspective rear view of an embodiment of the wrap assembly 100 of FIG. 1.

[054] FIG. 3 depicts a perspective rear view of an embodiment of the wrap assembly 100 of FIG. 2.

[055] Referring to the embodiments as depicted in FIG. 2, the wrap assembly 100 is installed to the person 900, with the foot 918 placed on (contacting flat against) the floor.

[056] Referring to the embodiments as depicted in FIG. 3, the wrap assembly 100 is installed to the person 900, with the foot 918 placed on (contacting flat against) the floor, and in which FIG. 3 depicts the installed position of the wrap assembly 100 relative to the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the person 900.

[057] Referring to the embodiments as depicted in FIG. 2 and FIG. 3, there is depicted an apparatus. The apparatus includes and is not limited to (comprises) the wrap assembly 100 (configured to) for mimicking muscular action and contraction of a muscle 913 (such as, the tibialis posterior muscle 912) of the person 900.

[058] The wrap assembly 100 includes and is not limited to (comprises) a first wrap panel

101 (such as, and not limited, to the calf-wrap panel 102). The first wrap panel 101 is configured to be securely selectively wrapped around a first portion 930 (also depicted in the embodiment of FIG. 4) of a limb (such as, the calf 914 or the lower leg) of the person 900 (in which the limb 915 has the muscle 913).

[059] The wrap assembly 100 also includes and is not limited to (comprises) a second wrap panel 103 (such as, and not limited to, the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104). The second wrap panel 103 is configured to be securely selectively wrapped around a second portion 932 (also depicted in the embodiment of FIG. 4) of the limb 915 of the person 900. The second wrap panel 103 is configured to be securely selectively wrapped around a third portion 934 (also depicted in the embodiment of FIG. 4) of the limb 915 of the person 900.

[060] The first wrap panel 101 and the second wrap panel 103 are configured to be selectively connectable with each other. Preferably, this is done in such a way that the first wrap panel 101 and the second wrap panel 103, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the muscle 913 of the person 900 once: (A) the first wrap panel 101, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the first portion 930 of the limb 915 of the person 900, and (B) the second wrap panel 103, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the second portion 932 of the limb 915 of the person 900, and also securely selectively wrapped around the third portion 934 of the limb 915 of the person 900, and (C) the person 900 moves the limb 915 (that is, the person 900 moves the muscle 913 of the limb 915, as depicted in the embodiments of FIG. 4 and FIG. 5, or more specifically, the person 900 moves the muscle 913 of the limb 915 or the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the calf 914).

[061] Referring to the embodiments as depicted in FIG. 2 and FIG. 3, the apparatus further includes (and is not limited to) an elastic assembly 114. The elastic assembly 114 is configured to elastically couple the first wrap panel 101 and the second wrap panel 103 with each other.

[062] Referring to the embodiments as depicted in FIG. 2 and FIG. 3, there is depicted an apparatus. The apparatus includes and is not limited to (comprises) the wrap assembly 100. The wrap assembly 100 is for mimicking (is configured to mimic) muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of a person 900.

[063] The wrap assembly 100 includes and is not limited to (comprises) a calf-wrap panel

102 (also called a panel assembly). The calf-wrap panel 102 is configured to be securely selectively wrapped around the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900 (in which the upper calf portion 904 is located proximate to a knee 902 of the person 900).

[064] The wrap assembly 100 also includes and is not limited to (comprises) an ankle-and- foot wrap panel 104 (also called a panel assembly). The ankle- and-foot wrap panel 104 is configured to be securely selectively wrapped around an ankle-portion 906 of an ankle 916 of the person 900. The ankle- and-foot wrap panel 104 is also configured to be securely selectively wrapped around a foot-portion 908 of a foot 918 of the person 900.

[065] The calf-wrap panel 102 and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 are configured to be selectively connectable with each other. This is done in such a way that the calf-wrap panel 102 and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the person 900 once: (A) the calf-wrap panel 102, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900, and (B) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the ankle-portion 906 of the ankle 916 of the person 900, and is also securely selectively wrapped around the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900, and (C) the person 900 walks (to move the muscle 913 of the limb 915 or the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the calf 914), as depicted in the embodiments of FIG. 4 and FIG. 5 (or more specifically, the person 900 moves the muscle 913 of the limb 915 or the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the calf 914).

[066] FIG. 4 depicts a perspective side view of an embodiment of the wrap assembly 100 of FIG. 1.

[067] FIG. 5 depicts a perspective side view of an embodiment of the wrap assembly 100 of FIG. 1.

[068] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 4, the wrap assembly 100 is installed to the person 900 with the foot 918 placed on (contacting) the floor.

[069] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 5, the wrap assembly 100 is installed to the person 900 with the foot 918 in a flexed condition, and the foot 918 placed on the floor (with the toes 926 touching the floor).

[070] Referring to the embodiments as depicted in FIG. 4 and FIG. 5, the apparatus is further adapted such that the calf-wrap panel 102 and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 are also configured to activate the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the person 900. This is done in such a way that the calf-wrap panel 102 and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104, in use, mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the person 900 once (i) the calf-wrap panel 102, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely wrapped to, and selectively securely coupled to, the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900, and (ii) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104, in use, is wrapped to (around), and selectively securely coupled to, the ankle-portion 906 of the ankle 916 of the person 900, and (iii) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900. This is done in such a way that the calf-wrap panel 102 and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104, in use, elevate the arch of the foot 918 of the person 900. This is done in such a way that the calf-wrap panel 102 and the ankle- and-foot wrap panel 104, in use, restore the arch position of the foot 918 so that the person 900 walks with adequate support to the foot 918, the ankle 916 and the knee 902 of the person 900.

[071] Referring to the embodiments as depicted in FIG. 4 and FIG. 5, the apparatus is further adapted such that the calf-wrap panel 102, the ankle- wrap panel 108 and the foot- wrap assembly 112 are configured to activate the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the person 900. This is done in such a way that the calf-wrap panel 102, the ankle- wrap panel 108 and the foot- wrap assembly 112 (in use) mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the person 900 once (i) the calf- wrap panel 102, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900, and (ii) the ankle-wrap panel 108, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the ankle-portion 906 of the ankle 916 of the person 900, and (iii) the foot- wrap assembly 112, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900.

[072] This is done in such a way that the calf- wrap panel 102, the ankle-wrap panel 108 and the foot-wrap assembly 112 (in use) elevate the arch of the foot 918 of the person 900. This is done in such a way that the calf- wrap panel 102, the ankle-wrap panel 108 and the foot- wrap assembly 112 (in use) restore the arch position of the foot 918 so that the person 900 walks with adequate support to the foot 918, the ankle 916 and the knee 902 of the person 900.

[073] FIG. 6 depicts a front view of an embodiment of the wrap assembly 100 of FIG. 1.

[074] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the person 900 has the tibialis posterior muscle 912 connected to, and extending between, a muscle insertion 922 located at the medial side of the foot 918 of the person 900 and a muscle origin 923 located proximate to a rear of, and below, the knee 902 of the person 900, and the medial side is positioned opposite from the lateral side of the foot 918 of the person 900.

[075] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus further includes a coupler assembly 110 (also called a slide coupling assembly). The coupler assembly 110 is configured to slidably couple the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 and the calf-wrap panel 102 with each other. [076] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the coupler assembly 110 is also configured to be fixedly attached to the ankle-and- foot wrap panel 104. The coupler assembly 110 is also configured to slidably couple with the calf-wrap panel 102 once the coupler assembly 110, in use, is fixedly attached to the ankle- and-foot wrap panel 104.

[077] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 includes the coupler assembly 110, and the coupler assembly 110 is configured to slidably couple with the calf-wrap panel 102.

[078] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the calf- wrap panel 102 includes a connection portion 124. The connection portion 124 is configured to be selectively connectable with a connection position 106 that is located on the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104. The connection portion 124 may include medical tape, etc.

[079] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the calf-wrap panel 102 includes a connection portion 124 extending therefrom. The connection portion 124 is configured to be selectively connectable with a connection position 106 located on the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104.

[080] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the elastic assembly 114 is also configured to elastically couple the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 and the calf-wrap panel 102 with each other.

[081] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the elastic assembly 114 fixedly extends from the calf- wrap panel 102. The elastic assembly 114 is configured to elastically couple the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 and the calf- wrap panel 102 with each other.

[082] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the calf-wrap panel 102 includes the elastic assembly 114 configured to be elastically coupled to the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104.

[083] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the calf-wrap panel 102 and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 are also configured to be selectively connectable with each other once: (A) the calf- wrap panel 102, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900, and (B) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the ankle-portion 906 of the ankle 916 of the person 900, and (C) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104, in use, is securely selectively wrapped around the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900.

[084] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the calf- wrap panel 102 and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 are configured to be slidably coupled with (to) each other. Preferably, the calf- wrap panel 102 and the ankle-and- foot wrap panel 104 are also configured to be selectively decoupled (disconnected) from each other.

[085] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the calf- wrap panel 102 and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 are configured to be slidably coupled with (to) each other once: (A) the calf-wrap panel 102, in use, is wrapped around, and selectively securely coupled to, the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900, and (B) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104, in use, is wrapped around, and selectively securely coupled to, the ankle-portion 906 of the ankle 916 of the person 900, and (C) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104, in use, is wrapped around, and selectively securely coupled to, the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900. Preferably, the calf-wrap panel 102 and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 are also configured to be selectively decoupled (disconnected) from each other.

[086] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the calf- wrap panel 102 is also configured to be selectively securely connectable to a connection position 106 located on the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104, in which the connection position 106 is located under, and proximate to, the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900. Preferably, the calf-wrap panel 102 is also configured to be selectively disconnectable from the position located on the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104.

[087] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the calf- wrap panel 102 is also configured to be selectively securely connectable to a connection position 106 located on the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104, in which the connection position 106 is located under, and proximate to, the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900 once: (A) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104, in use, is wrapped around, and selectively securely coupled to, the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900; and (B) the calf-wrap panel 102, in use, is wrapped around, and selectively securely coupled to, the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900. Preferably, the calf- wrap panel 102 is also configured to be selectively disconnectable from the connection position 106.

[088] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 includes the ankle- wrap panel 108, and the foot- wrap assembly 112. The ankle-wrap panel 108 and the foot-wrap assembly 112 are integrally formed with each other. This is done in such a way that: (A) the ankle- wrap panel 108 and the foot- wrap assembly 112 integrally form a single wrap panel, and (B) the ankle- wrap panel 108 integrally extends from the foot- wrap assembly 112.

[089] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the elastic assembly 114 is configured to extend between the calf-wrap panel 102 and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104. The elastic assembly 114 is also configured to couple the calf- wrap panel 102 with the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104.

[090] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the elastic assembly 114 is also configured to be affixed to the calf-wrap panel 102. The elastic assembly 114 is also configured to selectively couple to, and decouple from, the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104.

[091] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the elastic assembly 114 has opposite outer edge sections 116. A web assembly 122 spans between the opposite outer edge sections 116 of the elastic assembly 114.

[092] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that a connection portion 124 is positioned at an end portion 154 of the elastic assembly 114. The connection portion 124 is configured to be selectively connectable to (at) a connection position 106 located on the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 once: (A) the ankle- and-foot wrap panel 104, in use, is wrapped around, and selectively securely coupled to, the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900, and (B) the calf- wrap panel 102, in use, is wrapped around, and selectively securely coupled to, the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900.

[093] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the calf-wrap panel 102 includes the elastic assembly 114 having opposite outer edge sections 116. The opposite outer edge sections 116 include a first outer edge section 142 of the elastic assembly 114. The opposite outer edge sections 116 include a second outer edge section 144 of the elastic assembly 114, in which the second outer edge section 144 is spaced apart from the first outer edge section 142. The web assembly 122 spans (extends) between a length of the first outer edge section 142 and the second outer edge section 144 of the elastic assembly 114.

[094] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the elastic assembly 114 includes a first elastic band 132 and a second elastic band 134 spaced apart from the first elastic band 132. The first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134 in combination (or each) provide the first outer edge section 142 and the second outer edge section 144 (respectively). The web assembly 122 spans (extends) between a length of the first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134.

[095] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the elastic assembly 114 extends from the calf-wrap panel 102. The elastic assembly 114 includes an end portion 154. A connection portion 124 is positioned at the end portion 154 of the elastic assembly 114. The connection portion 124 is configured to be selectively securely connectable to a connection position 106. Preferably, the connection portion 124 is also configured to be selectively disconnectable from the connection position 106.

[096] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the calf-wrap panel 102 also includes the connection portion 124 positioned at an end portion 154 of the elastic assembly 114. The connection portion 124 of the calf- wrap panel 102 is configured to be selectively securely connectable to (at) a connection position 106 once: (A) the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104, in use, is wrapped around, and selectively securely coupled to, the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900, and (B) the calf-wrap panel 102, in use, is wrapped around, and selectively securely coupled to, the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900. Preferably, the connection portion 124 is also configured to be selectively disconnectable from the connection position 106.

[097] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the calf-wrap panel 102 and the ankle-wrap panel 108 are configured to be slidably couple with (to) each other.

[098] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the calf-wrap panel 102 and the ankle-wrap panel 108 are configured to be slidably coupled with (to) each other once: (A) the calf- wrap panel 102, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900, and (B) the ankle-wrap panel 108, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the ankle-portion 906 of the ankle 916 of the person 900, and (C) the foot- wrap assembly 112, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the foot- portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900.

[099] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the ankle-wrap panel 108 includes a coupler assembly 110 (also called a slide coupling assembly). The coupler assembly 110 is configured to slidably couple with the calf- wrap panel 102. [0100] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the calf-wrap panel 102 and the foot- wrap assembly 112 are configured to be selectively connectable to each other at a connection position 106 located on the foot- wrap assembly 112, in which the connection position 106 is located under, and proximate to, the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900.

[0101] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the calf- wrap panel 102 and the foot- wrap assembly 112 are selectively connectable to each other at a connection position 106. The connection position 106 is located on the foot- wrap assembly 112. The connection position 106 is located under, and proximate to, the foot- portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900 once (A) the calf- wrap panel 102, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900, and (B) the ankle-wrap panel 108, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the ankle-portion 906 of the ankle 916 of the person 900, and (C) the foot- wrap assembly 112, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900.

[0102] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the elastic assembly 114 is configured to extend between the calf-wrap panel 102 and the foot-wrap assembly 112. The elastic assembly 114 is also configured to couple the calf- wrap panel 102 with the foot-wrap assembly 112.

[0103] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the elastic assembly 114 is also configured to be affixed to the calf-wrap panel 102. The elastic assembly 114 is also configured to selectively couple to, and decouple from, the foot- wrap assembly 112.

[0104] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the elastic assembly 114 has opposite outer edge sections 116. The web assembly 122 spans between the opposite outer edge sections 116 of the elastic assembly 114.

[0105] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the connection portion 124 is positioned at an end portion 154 of the elastic assembly 114. The connection portion 124 is configured to be selectively connectable to (at) a connection position 106 located on the foot- wrap assembly 112 once: (A) the foot-wrap assembly 112, in use, is wrapped around, and selectively securely coupled to, the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900, and (B) the calf-wrap panel 102, in use, is wrapped around, and selectively securely coupled to, the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900. [0106] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the calf- wrap panel 102 includes the elastic assembly 114 having a first outer edge section 142. The elastic assembly 114 also has a second outer edge section 144 that is spaced apart from the first outer edge section 142. The web assembly 122 spans (extends) between a length of the first outer edge section 142 and the second outer edge section 144 of the elastic assembly 114.

[0107] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the elastic assembly 114 includes a first elastic band 132 and a second elastic band 134 that is spaced apart from the first elastic band 132. The first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134 in combination (or each) provide the first outer edge section 142 and the second outer edge section 144 (respectively). The web assembly 122 spans (extends) between a length of the first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134.

[0108] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the elastic assembly 114 extends from the calf-wrap panel 102. The elastic assembly 114 includes an end portion 154. The connection portion 124 is positioned at the end portion 154 of the elastic assembly 114. The connection portion 124 is configured to be selectively securely connectable to a connection position 106 located on the foot-wrap assembly 112. Preferably, the connection portion 124 is also configured to be selectively disconnectable from the connection position 106.

[0109] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the calf-wrap panel 102 also includes the connection portion 124 positioned at an end portion 154 of the elastic assembly 114. The connection portion 124 of the calf- wrap panel 102 is configured to be selectively securely connectable to (at) a connection position 106 once: (A) the foot- wrap assembly 112, in use, is wrapped around, and selectively securely coupled to, the foot-portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900, (B) the calf- wrap panel 102, in use, is wrapped around, and selectively securely coupled to, the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900. Preferably, the connection portion 124 is also configured to be selectively disconnectable from the connection position 106.

[0110] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the calf- wrap panel 102 is configured to be coupled proximate to below the knee 902 of the person 900 at a position that is located proximate to a muscle origin of the tibialis posterior muscle 912.

[0111] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the foot- wrap assembly 112 is configured to be coupled to the foot 918 of the person 900 on the medial side of the foot 918 of the person 900 at a position that is located proximate to a muscle insertion of the tibialis posterior muscle 912.

[0112] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the elastic assembly 114 includes a first elastic band 132 and a second elastic band 134 that is spaced apart from the first elastic band 132. The first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134 in combination (or each) provide the first outer edge section 142 and the second outer edge section 144 (respectively). The web assembly 122 spans (extends) between a length of the first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134. The first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134 are configured to align (in use), at least in part, along the medial side of the foot 918 of the person 900. The first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134 are also configured to activate (in use) the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the person 900. This is done in such a way that the first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134 (in use) mimic muscular action and contraction of the tibialis posterior muscle 912 of the person 900 once (i) the calf-wrap panel 102, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the upper calf portion 904 of the calf 914 of the person 900, and (ii) the ankle-wrap panel 108, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the ankle-portion 906 of the ankle 916 of the person 900, and (iii) the foot- wrap assembly 112, in use, is wrapped around, and is selectively securely coupled to, the foot- portion 908 of the foot 918 of the person 900 (as depicted in the embodiments of FIG. 4 and FIG. 5). In addition, this is done in such a way that the first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134 (in use) elevate the arch of the foot 918 of the person 900, and restore the arch position of the foot 918 so that the person 900 walks with adequate support to the foot 918, the ankle 916 and the knee 902 of the person 900 (as depicted in the embodiments of FIG. 4 and FIG. 5).

[0113] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the elastic assembly 114 includes a first elastic band 132 configured to be: (A) coupled to a first wrap section 162 of the calf-wrap panel 102, (B) coupled to the foot- wrap assembly 112 on the medial side (of the foot 918 of the person 900), in which the medial side is located proximate to a muscle insertion of the tibialis posterior muscle 912, and (C) unconnected to the lateral side of the foot-wrap assembly 112 at the lateral side of the foot 918 of the person 900. This is done in such a way that the first elastic band 132, in use, extends between: (a) the foot- wrap assembly 112 on the medial side of the foot 918 of the person 900 at a position that is located proximate to the muscle insertion of the tibialis posterior muscle 912, and (b) the first wrap section 162 of the calf-wrap panel 102 at the position that is located proximate to a muscle origin of the tibialis posterior muscle 912.

[0114] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the apparatus is further adapted such that the elastic assembly 114 further includes a second elastic band 134 spaced apart from the first elastic band 132. The second elastic band 134 is configured to be: (A) coupled to a second wrap section 164 of the calf- wrap panel 102; and (B) coupled to the foot- wrap assembly 112 on the medial side (of the foot 918 of the person 900), in which the medical side is located proximate to the muscle insertion of the tibialis posterior muscle 912; and (C) unconnected to the lateral side of the foot-wrap assembly 112 at the lateral side of the foot 918 of the person 900. This is done in such a way that the second elastic band 134, in use, extends between: (a) the foot- wrap assembly 112 on the medial side of the foot 918 of the person 900 at the position that is located proximate to the muscle insertion of the tibialis posterior muscle 912, and (b) the second wrap section 164 of the calf- wrap panel 102 at the position that is located proximate to the muscle origin of the tibialis posterior muscle 912.

[0115] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104 includes an intermediate portion 109 (extension portion) that extends (integrally extends) between the ankle-wrap panel 108 and the foot- wrap assembly 112.

[0116] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the coupler assembly 110 is securely connected to the side wall of the ankle-wrap panel 108 (preferably with stitching 220). The coupler assembly 110 is securely connected to the side wall of the ankle-wrap panel 108 in such a way that an opening or a channel is defined between the coupler assembly 110 and the ankle-wrap panel 108.

[0117] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the calf-wrap panel 102 further includes a web connector 222 configured to securely connect the web assembly 122 and the elastic assembly 114 (the first elastic band 132 and the second elastic band 134) to the calf- wrap panel 102 (to a lower section of the calf-wrap panel 102).

[0118] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 6, the connection portion 124 and the end portion 154 are movable (and insertable) between the opening or the channel, in which the channel is defined between the coupler assembly 110 and the ankle-wrap panel 108. Moreover, the connection portion 124 and the end portion 154 are movable along a path 928 toward the connection position 106 (located or positioned on the foot-wrap assembly 112), as better depicted in the embodiment of FIG. 9.

[0119] FIG. 7 depicts a cross-sectional side view taken along a cross-sectional line A-A as depicted in the embodiment of the wrap assembly 100 of FIG. 6. [0120] It will be appreciated that the cross section of the ankle- wrap panel 108 is equally applicable to the calf- wrap panel 102 and the foot- wrap assembly 112 (and the ankle-and-foot wrap panel 104, generally). The ankle-wrap panel 108 includes a first layer 302 and a second layer 304 positioned against the first layer 302. The second layer 304 is configured to be positioned against the skin of the user (the person 900 as depicted in the embodiment of FIG. 1). The second layer 304 may include a foam element to improve comfort for the person 900. The first layer 302 is configured to be exposed (faces away from the person 900) once the wrap assembly 100 is installed to the person 900.

[0121] FIG. 8A, FIG. 8B and FIG. 8C depict a rear view (FIG. 8A) and cross-sectional views (FIG. 8B and FIG. 8C) of embodiments of the wrap assembly 100 of FIG. 1.

[0122] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 8 A, the web assembly 122 includes a mesh material that is breathable (to improve comfort for the person 900 once the wrap assembly 100 is installed to the person 900).

[0123] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 8B, the view of FIG. 8B is taken along a cross-sectional line B-B of FIG. 8A. A stitching 306 is used (installed) to stich (to securely connect) the ankle-wrap panel 108 to the coupler assembly 110; this is done in such a way that an opening 308 is formed between the ankle-wrap panel 108 and the coupler assembly 110. The opening 308 (also called a pass-through hole) is configured to (sized to) permit the connection portion 124 and the end portion 154 to enter from one side of the ankle- wrap panel 108 and exit therethrough from another side of the ankle-wrap panel 108 (pass through).

[0124] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 8C, the view of FIG. 8C is taken along a cross-sectional line C-C of FIG. 8A. A stitching 306 is used to stich (the outer periphery of) the calf- wrap panel 102 to (the outer periphery of) the web connector 222.

[0125] FIG. 9 depicts a perspective rear view of an embodiment of the wrap assembly 100 of FIG. 1.

[0126] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 9, the wrap assembly 100 is installed to the person 900, with the foot 918 extending rearward of the person 900, and the foot 918 lifted from the floor. The connection position 106 is positioned under the foot 918 of the person 900 once the foot- wrap assembly 112 is wrapped around the foot 918 of the person 900. The connection portion 124 is connected to the connection position 106.

[0127] FIG. 10 depicts a perspective front view of an embodiment of the wrap assembly 100 of FIG. 1. [0128] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 10, the wrap assembly 100 is installed to the person 900, with the foot 918 contacting (flat against) the floor. The connection position 106 is positioned under the foot 918 of the person 900 once the foot- wrap assembly 112 is wrapped around the foot 918 of the person 900. The connection portion 124 is connected to the connection position 106.

[0129] FIG. 11 depicts a perspective side rear view of an embodiment of the wrap assembly 100 of FIG. 1.

[0130] Referring to the embodiment as depicted in FIG. 11, the wrap assembly 100 is installed to the person 900, with the foot 918 contacting (flat against) the floor.

[0131] The following is offered as further description of the embodiments, in which any one or more of any technical feature (described in the detailed description, the summary and the claims) may be combinable with any other one or more of any technical feature (described in the detailed description, the summary and the claims). It is understood that each claim in the claims section is an open ended claim unless stated otherwise. Unless otherwise specified, relational terms used in these specifications should be construed to include certain tolerances that the person skilled in the art would recognize as providing equivalent functionality. By way of example, the term perpendicular is not necessarily limited to 90.0 degrees, and may include a variation thereof that the person skilled in the art would recognize as providing equivalent functionality for the purposes described for the relevant member or element. Terms such as “about” and“substantially”, in the context of configuration, relate generally to disposition, location, or configuration that are either exact or sufficiently close to the location, disposition, or configuration of the relevant element to preserve operability of the element within the invention which does not materially modify the invention. Similarly, unless specifically made clear from its context, numerical values should be construed to include certain tolerances that the person skilled in the art would recognize as having negligible importance as they do not materially change the operability of the invention. It will be appreciated that the description and/or drawings identify and describe embodiments of the apparatus (either explicitly or inherently). The apparatus may include any suitable combination and/or permutation of the technical features as identified in the detailed description, as may be required and/or desired to suit a particular technical purpose and/or technical function. It will be appreciated that, where possible and suitable, any one or more of the technical features of the apparatus may be combined with any other one or more of the technical features of the apparatus (in any combination and/or permutation). It will be appreciated that persons skilled in the art would know that the technical features of each embodiment may be deployed (where possible) in other embodiments even if not expressly stated as such above. It will be appreciated that persons skilled in the art would know that other options would be possible for the configuration of the components of the apparatus to adjust to manufacturing requirements and still remain within the scope as described in at least one or more of the claims. This written description provides embodiments, including the best mode, and also enables the person skilled in the art to make and use the embodiments. The patentable scope may be defined by the claims. The written description and/or drawings may help to understand the scope of the claims. It is believed that all the crucial aspects of the disclosed subject matter have been provided in this document. It is understood, for this document, that the word“includes” is equivalent to the word“comprising” in that both words are used to signify an open-ended listing of assemblies, components, parts, etc. The term “comprising”, which is synonymous with the terms “including,” “containing,” or “characterized by,” is inclusive or open-ended and does not exclude additional, unrecited elements or method steps. Comprising (comprised of) is an“open” phrase and allows coverage of technologies that employ additional, unrecited elements. When used in a claim, the word “comprising” is the transitory verb (transitional term) that separates the preamble of the claim from the technical features of the invention. The foregoing has outlined the non-limiting embodiments (examples). The description is made for particular non-limiting embodiments (examples). It is understood that the non-limiting embodiments are merely illustrative as examples.