Lower Limbs

Bracing legs for mobility

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

Reciprocating gait orthosis, RGO

Tania van Twisk, RGO 2014 RGOs are often prescribed for individuals with paralysis due to spinal cord injury or conditions like post-polio syndrome. RGOs have been successfully used for children with spina bifida starting as young as … 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

Winnipeg standing frame

Standing frames provide a base of support for Standing Therapy to improve access to social, vocational and recreational activities while improving the body’s physiological functioning. A standing frame provides an alternative … 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

Hip conditioning and exercise

This is a general conditioning program that provides a wide range of exercises. To ensure that the program is safe and effective for you, it should be performed under your doctor’s supervision. Talk to your doctor or physical … 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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