AFO

Ankle-foot orthotics

SmartKnit Seamless Socks

No rubbing on toes with SmartKnit XStatic-Toe. Accessorize your SMOs, AFOs, KAFOs with SmarKnit Seamless Socks. SmartKnit socks are made especially for kids and adults wearing AFOs. Feet and legs stay comfortably cool with wicking … READ MORE

Toe walking treatment and management

The management of toe walking is controversial — the natural history is poorly defined, and only limited data are available regarding direct comparisons of different treatment modalities. Therefore, the physician’s first decision … READ MORE

Controlling drop foot: beyond standard AFOs

The basic goal of orthotic management is to improve toe clearance during swing and provide stability during stance, but new technologies—from energy-storing composites to functional electrical stimulation—do much more. By Jeremy … READ MORE

New MS treatment could be too pricey

A new multiple sclerosis treatment capable of halting the disease’s advancement for 10 years is being reviewed by government to determine if it’ll receive B.C. PharmaCare coverage. A multiple sclerosis patient is seen with her … READ MORE

Gait: The cornerstone of intervention

Quantifying the effects of hypotonia starts in the clinic. Effective management of children with hypotonia requires an understanding of how the condition affects gait. Clinicians typically rely on their professional experience when … READ MORE

Ankle foot orthosis, AFO

Mobility – the goal of orthotic treatment. Successful orthotics treatment help children establish normal patterns of joint and muscle motion. AFOs, and lower limb orthoses are generally prescribed to correct neuromotor … READ MORE

AFO wear and care FAQs

Tap a question About your child’s new AFOs Your child should wear their Ankle-Foot Orthotics (AFOs) during the day with their shoes. Walking barefoot after a bath or in the evening will do no harm. Your child may feel uncomfortable … READ MORE

Personalize your orthotics

Custom orthotics with colour and pattern make a positive statement. This is undoubtedly the most important factor for kids and, well, bigger kids. It’s often first on the list. Lots of variety in stock. Click a pattern for a … READ MORE

Wear and care instructions for your brace

Children should wear their AFOs during the day, just as they would their shoes. While walking barefoot after a bath or in the evening can do no harm, you may consider having the child wear them at night, even while sleeping, for … READ MORE

A schedule for wearing your brace

Gradually increase the amount of time per day you wear your brace. Generally, it takes about a week until you can wear your brace full-time or up to the length of a normal school day. Little Princess with CP The following program … READ MORE

What are the best socks to wear with AFOs?

We include a pair of SmartKnit Seamless Socks with every new AFO, SMO, KAFO. SmartKnit Seamless socks for adults and children protect foot and leg. They are designed specifically for AFO and KAFO wearers to maximize skin health and … READ MORE

Adjustable Dynamic Response AFOs

Adjustable dynamic response (ADR) AFOs addressed common gait abnormalities in an adolescent with diplegic cerebral palsy, according to a presenter at the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting and Scientific … READ MORE
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