Wear and care

Take care of your brace and it will take care of you

Kids, clothes and AFOs: Finding the right fit

When a child is required to wear ankle foot orthoses (AFOs), his or her clothes have to be more than just cute. Trying to match the logistical requirements of AFOs with fashion concerns and psychosocial development can be a challenge … READ MORE

Fee for Pectus Brace in Alberta

The Calgary Protocol: bracing for Pectus carinatum The Pectus Brace is a cost-shared benefit insured by Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL). With AADL, patients are responsible for 25 percent of the total cost of the device up to a … READ MORE

Mephisto Hawai women’s shoe

The Hawai casual oxford for women offers the features that customers have come to expect from the Mobils by Mephisto collection, but adds contemporary design features and styling, including a trendy zipper accent. A key feature of … READ MORE

Why shoe shopping stresses me out

Buying Syona’s shoes is a challenge and Anchel shares why. I have a serious thing for shoes — I always have. My parents warned Dilip about my addiction when we started dating. Before I got pregnant I justified my shopping, very … READ MORE

The 2015 Nike Mag

Almost 30 years ago, Nike was asked to collaborate on a movie that would feature scenes set in the futuristic world of 2015. The brand was challenged to imagine sneakers that would suit the inhabitants of the advanced era. The … 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

Scoliosis FAQs

Tap a question What Is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a sideways (lateral) curve of the spine, usually developing in early adolescence. About 80% of scoliosis is idiopathic which means that the cause is unknown. 1 to 2 of every 100 people … 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

Pectus brace wear and care

Wearing your brace diligently is key to the success of this method of treatment. According to The Calgary Protocol, you are required to wear the brace for 23 hours per day during the correction phase until the deformity is corrected. … 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
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