In this week’s episode, we demonstrate how simple it is to put the Schooner Gauntlet style AFO on the foot and in the shoe. This gauntlet AFO is easier to put on than the Arizona AFO, the Buffalo Brace, the TCO, Amber AFO, Rybo, or Mile High AFO. All of these types of braces are used to treat PTTD, Post Tib tendon disorder (Posterior tibial tendonitis) but we believe that donning the Schooner AFO is much easier and fits better in most shoes.
Archive for August, 2011
Tags: AFO, ankle brace, Arizona AFO, braces, Buffalo brace, Custom ankle braces, orthosis, Post tib, Post tib tendon, post tibial, post tibial tendon, Post tibial tendonitis, PTTD, shoe donning, TCO brace, video
Tags: AFO, ankle brace, Brace, braces, Custom ankle brace, Drop Foot, drop foot AFO, Drop foot brace, drop foot treatment, orthoses, orthosis, orthotic, podiatry, shoe
In this week’s episode, we demonstrate how the Step-Smart brace (treatment) for drop foot can be adjusted to track better on the leg. The existing orthotic should be removed from the shoe before inserting the brace. The Step-Smart AFO has a good arch support and foot orthotic built into the braces footplate. This needs to be aligned properly so that the calf section tracks on the leg properly.
Tags: AFO, ankle brace, custom AFO, Dorsi-strap, Drop Foot, drop foot AFO, Drop foot brace, drop foot gait, drop foot treatment, Dynamic walk, foot drop brace, orthoses, orthosis, PLS AFO, podiatry, Posterior leaf spring, shoe donning, video
In this episode, we compare the Step-Smart AFO with the Dynamic Walk AFO, Dorsi-strap, and Swedish style posterior leaf spring drop foot orthosis / brace. These ankle foot orthoses are compared for shoe fitting, comfort, and general gait proficiency.