AFOs specifically designed for children are typically custom made and provide support whilst allowing them to continue developing, growing and maximising their potential.
What are the indications for use of a children's AFO?
There are many indications for using a Children’s AFO. These include:
- Ankle instability
- Foot drop
- Low tone crouch gait
- Spastic tone
If you are unsure if an AFO would be suitable for your child please contact us to discuss.
What conditions are AFOs often used to treat?
AFOs are provided to children with a wide variety of conditions which include:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Spina Bifida
- Genetic Disorders
- Neurological Disorders
This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if an AFO would be suitable for your child please contact us to discuss.
What are the benefits of your child using an AFO?
There are many benefits that come from using an AFO. These include:
- A more fluid and natural walking pattern
- Supports the foot in a more functional position
- Increased support and stability
- Can be designed to provide increased or reduced plantar flexion (pointing your toes) and/or dorsiflexion (lifting your toes)
- Medial/lateral (side to side) ankle stability
- Reduce muscle tone
- Reduce falls
There are many benefits using an AFO to find out more please contact us to discuss.
What types of Children’s AFOs are available?
Types of Children’s AFO that may be used include:
- Trulife Child’s Play Matrix