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Custom Made Composite AFO
We believe a custom
made composite AFO has a lot to offer, to both the patient and
the practitioner alike. For the patient, a custom made AFO offers
greater comfort and an increase in the function of the brace,
adding to the quality of their life. For the practitioner, it
reduces the fitting time and all the wedging, padding and posting
that a pre-fab AFO may require, making a custom made composite
AFO an appealing alternative.
that is our desire—to provide practitioners with another option
for their patients. Not to replace the use of pre-fab braces when
they work, but to give practitioners and their patients a choice.
When composite materials are used effectively, they can create dynamic,
energy return AFOs or extremely rigid ones, while keeping the weight
and profile of the AFO at a minimum. Factor in the patient’s
height, weight, activity level, ankle tendency and the knowledge
and expertise of their practitioner, and we can create a brace that
goes from the box to the patient with relative ease and provides
optimal fit and function.
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ page provides answers to common questions,
as well as what to do with fitting issues.
New ----- Posterior Spring AFO
Features: * Offers a posterior strut which stores and releases energy with every step
• the foot plate is also dynamic with progressive flexibility as it moves toward the toe
• ultra light, made from pre-preg carbon fiber
• Fits easily in the shoe (Learn More)
is best. The theory of under-bracing has been around for a long
time. Many times it is hard to determine how much of a brace the
patient needs. Usually after a stroke or recent trauma the patient
may need a lot of stability and depend heavily upon the brace (see
contraindications to carbon
bracing), but as the process of recovery continues less of a brace
is required. Over-bracing decreases the patient’s need to
use their own strength to control the extremity and creates a dependence
on the brace. Under-bracing challenges the patient to strive for
greater gains in strength and balance and replaces just the functions
that are missing. Low-profile composite braces are generally more
accepted by patients and are used more as a result. Identify the
missing function and select a design that replaces it. Think less
rather than more and challenge the patient to achieve greater function,
balance and strength.