SMO

Supramalleolar orthoses, SMOs, are commonly prescribed devices for young children who present with benign hypotonia and excessive pronation, or flexible pes planus – a generalized, ligamentous laxity in the foot.

Rehabilitation and cerebral palsy

Frequent re-evaluation of orthotic devices is important because children quickly outgrow them and can undergo skin breakdown from improper use of this equipment. Summer camp for children with cerebral palsy. CerebralPalsy.org Author: … READ MORE

Orthosis use in children with Down syndrome

The literature on preschool-aged and older children with Down syndrome tends to be consistent with conventional understanding of orthotic principles, but in very young children clinical decision-making about orthoses must also … READ MORE

What it means when kids walk on their toes

When toddlers are learning to walk, many spend some time walking up on their tip toes, which is known as toe walking. Commonly this is to get into things they aren’t meant to, but as they perfect their walking, they walk more with … READ MORE

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

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

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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