Stability AFO

Stability AFO

If you have instability at the ankle joint the experienced team at Orthotics UK will be able to provide you with an appropriate stability AFO. Our bespoke stability AFOs are contoured the shape of your foot to provide increased control and comfort.

A stability AFO can come in a variety of forms, they can be both off the shelf or custom made depending on your needs. A stability AFO focuses on increasing the stability of the ankle and foot which in turn can have many benefits.

What are the indications for use of a Stability AFO?

There are many indications for using a Stability AFO. These include:

  • Chronic sprains/strains
  • Ankle instability
  • Ankle/ foot pain
  • Risk of injury

If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a Stability AFO please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are Stability AFO often used for?

Reasons for providing a Stability AFO include:

  • Arthritis
  • Ankle or foot injury
  • Instability of joints
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Poliomyelitis

This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a Stability AFO please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of Stability AFO?

There are many benefits that come from using a Stability AFO. These include:

  • Stabilising of the ankle joint
  • Plantar (pointing your toes) and dorsiflexion (lifting your toes) can be controlled depending on your needs
  • Reduce ankle movement
  • Reduction of pain
  • Improved and more fluid gait pattern

There are many benefits using a Stability AFO to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What types of Stability AFO is available?

Types of Stability AFOs that may be used include:

  • Custom AFO
  • Custom DAFO
  • Custom SMO
  • Richie Brace

What is the process to be receive a Stability AFO?

The process to receive a Stability AFO would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring / Casting
  • FItting
  • Review

In order for you to receive the best Stability AFO for you, you will need to meet with one of our orthotists who will complete an in depth assessment looking specifically at your gait and range of movement at your foot and ankle. Following this they will take a number of different measurements to ensure the correct sized device is selected. If the orthotist advises a bespoke device they will then need to take a plaster cast impression of your foot and leg. This will then be used to make the bespoke AFO.

How do I arrange an assessment for a Stability AFO?

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email

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