Get in touch!
We don't provide our services to anyone else, and we are always available to help when you need us. To contact us, please fill out the following form.
A Silicone AFO (SAFO) is a low profile device which helps to control alignment and stability of the foot and ankle. Due to the close fitting nature and design of the SAFO it can be worn with or without shoes, providing increased support all day.
An ankle foot orthosis (AFO) is a device that controls the alignment of, and provides stability to, the foot and ankle. The Silicone AFO (SAFO) is a new option for the treatment of the condition drop-foot. A SAFO helps lift the foot during the swing phase of walking by supporting from the top of the foot up to the shin area.
There are many indications for using a Silicone AFO. These include:
If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a Silicone AFO please contact us to discuss.
Silicone AFOs are often used for the following conditions:
This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a Silicone AFO please contact us to discuss.
There are many benefits that come from using a Silicone AFO. These include:
There are many benefits using a Silicone AFO to find out more please contact us to discuss.
The process to receive an Silicone AFO would be:
Silicone AFOs are made bespoke to your needs therefore your orthotist will need to complete a full assessment they will then take a series of measurements and a plaster cast of your foot, ankle and lower leg. By completing this process it enables the SAFO to be made specific to you. Once your SAFO has been manufactured you will meet with your orthotist to ensure the fit is perfect.