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  •  Adam: Hyperextension Adam: Hyperextension

    A young boy with knee hyperextension experiences improvement in stability and gait pattern when introduced to a combined regimen of bracing and physical therapy. This video demonstrates the brace selection process from assessing the patient’s needs, to assessing the outcome.

  • An example of overheating thin plastic An example of overheating thin plastic

    This video shows what happens if you overheat the plastic while making adjustments.

  • Before and After: Excess Dorsiflexion - Crouching | DAFO FA Before and After: Excess Dorsiflexion - Crouching | DAFO FA

    This before-and-after video shows a young boy with a crouched posture benefit from the stability and support of solid-ankle AFOs. The patient is wearing the DAFO FA -- a custom-fabricated brace with wrap-around control and a high instep trimline that gently blocks excess dorsiflexion. This brace style is particularly well-suited for smaller patients as it is both light, and simple in form and function.

  • Before and After: Excess Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO Tami2 Before and After: Excess Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO Tami2

    In this before-and-after video, a young boy with hemiplegia wears a DAFO Tami2 to control toe walking on his affected side. The custom-fabricated DAFO Tami2 is an articulated AFO with Tamarack hinges (straight or dorsi-assist). This two-part orthosis has a flexible, polyethylene liner to comfortably maintain or correct foot alignment. The outer frame has a plantarflexion stop (also available in a free-ankle version).

  • How to | Adjust distal trimlines How to | Adjust distal trimlines

    This how-to video shows the process of adjusting the distal trimlines.

  • How to | Adjust distal trimlines on a Softy liner How to | Adjust distal trimlines on a Softy liner

    This how-to video shows the process of adjusting distal trimlines on a Softy liner.

  • How to | Flare proximal trimlines on a DAFO 4 How to | Flare proximal trimlines on a DAFO 4

    This how-to video shows the process of flaring the proximal trimlines on a DAFO 4.

  • How to | Flare the proximal trimline on a DAFO Tami2 How to | Flare the proximal trimline on a DAFO Tami2

    This how-to video shows the process of flaring the proximal trimline on a DAFO Tami2.

  • How to | Relieve the navicular by cutting a window How to | Relieve the navicular by cutting a window

    This how-to video shows the process of cutting a window at the navicular to relieve pressure.

  • How to | Trim the toe shelf on a DAFO How to | Trim the toe shelf on a DAFO

    This how-to video shows the process of trimming the toe shelf on a DAFO.

  • How to | Flare the met head How to | Flare the met head

    This how-to video shows the process of flaring the brace at the 5th met head, a common field adjustment.

  • How to | Relieve boney prominences How to | Relieve boney prominences

    This how-to video shows the process of relieving boney prominences by heating and pushing out, a common field adjustment. It also includes a brief tool explanation.

  • How to | Cut an AFO down to an SMO to test a lower level of support How to | Cut an AFO down to an SMO to test a lower level of support

    This how-to video narrated by Cindy Diener, CPO shows the process of cutting a DAFO 3 down to a DAFO 4 to test a lower level of support on a patient before ordering new braces.

  • An overview of a typical pediatric bracing appointment | Cascade Dafo An overview of a typical pediatric bracing appointment | Cascade Dafo

    This video follows a young patient as she visits her orthotist to get a pair of lower extremity orthoses. Includes footage and discussion of the entire bracing process: determining which style of brace is best, the casting process, brace fabrication, initial fitting, adjustments, and evaluation of wear. Narrated by the patient's orthotist, Don Buethorn, CPO (owner of Cascade Dafo, Inc. and Cascade Prosthetics & Orthotics).

  • Case study | 3 yr. old girl - excess dorsiflexion/crouching | DAFO Turbo Softy Case study | 3 yr. old girl - excess dorsiflexion/crouching | DAFO Turbo Softy

    This case study follows a young patient diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, Emri age 3, exhibits excess dorsiflexion/crouching. She receives a pair of custom fabricated DAFO Turbo Softy orthoses. Her physical therapist Kathy Shaprio, PT is interviewed about Emri's progress. The video is narrated by Don Buethorn, CPO.

  • NWBA National Women's Tournament, Seattle, March 18-20, 2016 NWBA National Women's Tournament, Seattle, March 18-20, 2016

    Cascade Dafo attended the NWBA National Women’s Tournament in Seattle. What a treat to watch these super-energized and talented young women tearing up the court!

  • Bremerton Beyond Accessible Playground Bremerton Beyond Accessible Playground

    The playground of our dreams? It exists. We were delighted to attend the grand opening of this incredible, inclusive, beyond accessible project, located in Bremerton, Washington. To learn more visit: http:// www.facebook.com/beyondaccessibleplay Video created by Cascade Dafo, Inc. http://www.cascadedafo.com

  • Emri's Marfan Story Emri's Marfan Story

    Learn about Emri, a little girl with Marfan Syndrome, and how she has far exceeded everyone's expectations.

  • Five Facets of a Fine Fit

    A Dafo Dynamics article about five things to look at when fitting a brace.

  • The DAFO Toolbox

    A Dafo Dynamics article about common tools used to make minor adjustments to fit.

  • Assessing fit and making adjustments to extend wear time over the summer

    A Dafo Dynamics article about adjustments that can be made to braces to extend wear and comfort.

  • R1/R2 and High Tone Bracing Planning

    Guidelines to help optimize your DAFO to accommodate range of motion limitations to avoid overstretching and/or triggering spasticity in your patient.

  • News article: Ankle-Foot Bracing for Young Athletes

    Published in the April 2008 edition of O&P Edge.

  • Before & after: low tone pronation | DAFO 5 Before & after: low tone pronation | DAFO 5

    This before and after video shows a patient benefiting from the added stability and support provided by a pair of DAFO 5s. The DAFO 5 is custom fabricated from a cast, has defined plantar surface contours, fully integrated padding, and partial heel and midfoot wrap.

  • Happy Holidays from Cascade Dafo Happy Holidays from Cascade Dafo

    Cascade Dafo proudly presents: The Dance of the DAFO-Plum Fairy.

  • Before and After: Low Tone Pronation | DAFO 4 Before and After: Low Tone Pronation | DAFO 4

    This before-and-after video shows a young boy who exhibits low tone pronation benefiting from the stability provided by a pair of custom-fabricated DAFO 4s. The DAFO 4 comfortably surrounds the foot, providing the patient with reliably stable support. With the foot comfortably held in a good functional position, the patient gains confidence in the ability to stand and bear weight, encouraging the use and development of walking skills.

  • Patient story | 4 yr. old boy with excess plantarflexion & swing phase inconsistency - DAFO Tami2 Patient story | 4 yr. old boy with excess plantarflexion & swing phase inconsistency - DAFO Tami2

    Mason, a 4-year-old boy with hemplegia, exhibits swing phase inconsistency and excess plantarflexion on his affected side. Follow along with this video comparing his gait in the plantarflexion resist DAFO 3.5 orthosis with his gait in the plantarflexion block hinged DAFO Tami2 orthosis. This video is narrated by the patient's orthotist, Larry Paise, CPO.

  • Article: A treatment plan for idiopathic walking

    A Dafo Dynamic article by Susan Steindorf, MSPT, NDT, offering her strategy for treating idiopathic toe walking.

  • Optimizing DAFOs for Pronation and Supination

    An in-depth guide to optimizing DAFOs for correctable pronation or supination.

  • Digital Scanning Guidelines Digital Scanning Guidelines

    Guidelines for sending us your digital files and scans, including recommended file types, quality parameters, and directions for uploading.

  • Donning the DAFO 9 Softy

    Instructions and tips for how to don the DAFO 9 Softy, our night-stretching brace.

  • E1 Banana Peel: Order Form E1 Banana Peel: Order Form

    Order form for the E1 Banana Peel. May be completed electronically or printed and filled out by hand. Must be sent in with the patient's cast or uploaded with your digital scan to www.cascadescans.com.

  • E1 Banana Peel: Product Sheet E1 Banana Peel: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the E1 Banana Peel.

  • Filming and Submitting Video Consultations

    If you are in need of a video consultation for a patient, please contact Technical Support for more information: technicalsupport@dafo.com | 800.848.7332.

  • Heel Lock Pads

    An illustrative guide to placing self-stick heel lock pads on a DAFO.

  • Introduction to DAFO Braces

    An overview of Cascade Dafo and the wide range of braces we manufacture.

  • K1 Banana Peel: Order Form K1 Banana Peel: Order Form

    Order form for the K1 Banana Peel. May be completed electronically or printed and filled out by hand. Must be sent in with the patient's cast or uploaded with your digital scan to www.cascadescans.com.

  • K1 Banana Peel: Product Sheet K1 Banana Peel: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the K1 Banana Peel.

  • K2 HoundDog: Order Form K2 HoundDog: Order Form

    Order form for the K2 HoundDog. May be completed electronically or printed and filled out by hand.

  • K2 HoundDog: Product Sheet K2 HoundDog: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the K2 HoundDog.

  • Pronation Control Pad

    Illustrations to help you in positioning the pronation control pad.

  • Assess, fit, and wear | Moderate low tone pronation | JumpStart Leap Frog Assess, fit, and wear | Moderate low tone pronation | JumpStart Leap Frog

    Kip, a 2-year-old boy who exhibits moderate low tone pronation, benefits from wearing Cascade Dafo's prefabricated JumpStart Leap Frog SMOs. This video follows the bracing process -- from patient assessment to fit and wear of the orthotics, including tips for trimming them to fit inside shoes. Narrated by Cindy Diener, CPO, from Cascade Prosthetics & Orthotics.

  • Reduction of Pediatric Idiopathic Toe Walking

    Orthotist Sunny Solveson's treatment plan for Idiopathic Toe Walking using Cascade Dafo shoe inserts.

  • Strap Explanation

    Explanation of strapping options for custom DAFOs and Fast Fit products.

  • T1c ThumbThing: Order Form T1c ThumbThing: Order Form

    Order form for the Custom T1c Thumb Thing. May be completed electronically or printed and filled out by hand. Must be sent in with the patient's cast or uploaded with your digital scan to www.cascadescans.com.

  • Transfer Pattern Mail-Ins

    Instructions and guidelines for sending your own transfer patterns to Cascade for your custom DAFO.

  • Troubleshooting Guide

    Guidelines for how to troubleshoot and correct common DAFO fit problems.

  • Twister Straps: Order Form Twister Straps: Order Form

    Order form for the Twister Straps may be completed electronically or printed and filled out by hand. This order form can be mailed, faxed, or emailed.

  • Allen: Excess plantarflexion Allen: Excess plantarflexion

    Allen, a 2 year old boy, exhibits excess plantarflexion and needs a device that will encourage full-contact standing during school-based therapy activities. Allen wears a pair of pre-fabricated JumpStart Kangaroo orthoses to block excess plantarflexion and encourage active dorsiflexion. This video shows the entire bracing process -- from patient assessment to sizing to fitting and adjustments, and finally, evaluation of fit and function. Narrated by Don Buethorn, CPO -- owner of Cascade Dafo, Inc.

  • Before and After: Excess Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 2 Before and After: Excess Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 2

    In this before and after video, a young boy wears hinged DAFO 2s to help control excess plantarflexion (toe walking). The custom-fabricated DAFO 2 combines full wrap-around foot control with a hinged proximal up-right to block plantarflexion.

  • Before & After: Excess Dorsiflexion | DAFO Turbo Before & After: Excess Dorsiflexion | DAFO Turbo

    This before-and-after video shows a young boy with a crouched posture benefit from the stability and support of solid-ankle AFOs. Patient is wearing the DAFO Turbo -- a 2-part custom-fabricated brace consisting of a wrap-around inner liner for foot control, combined with a rigid outer foundation that effectively blocks ankle movement, applying a gentle correction to the patient's excess dorsiflexion.

  • Case study | 4 yr. old boy - moderate crouching | DAFO FA Case study | 4 yr. old boy - moderate crouching | DAFO FA

    This case study video follows a young patient with a diagnosis of Spina Bifida. Jaxon, age 4, exhibits pronation and excess dorsiflexion. He receives a pair of custom fabricated DAFO FA orthoses. When initially fit with his new DAFOs, it's clear that the dorsiflexion angle of the braces, when worn with shoes, is too aggressive. The braces are remade for an improved outcome. This video is narrated by Cindy Diener, CPO.

  • Before & After: Swing phase inconsistency | DAFO 3.5 Before & After: Swing phase inconsistency | DAFO 3.5

    A young girl with a diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome wears a pair of custom-fabricated DAFO 3.5 orthoses to help control swing phase inconsistency. The DAFO 3.5 combines full wrap-around foot control with a leaf-spring style posterior that provides graded resistance to ankle movement.

  • Tour Cascade Dafo's online courses Tour Cascade Dafo's online courses

    This video takes you on a quick tour of Cascade Dafo's online courses giving you a preview of the courses and how easy it is to log-in and get started.

  • Brace movement | DAFO 3 and DAFO 2 Brace movement | DAFO 3 and DAFO 2

    This video demonstrates how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO 3 as compared to the DAFO 2. Both braces are designed to block excess plantarflexion which can present as toe walking or knee hyperextension.

  • DAFO TwoStep: Order Form DAFO TwoStep: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO TwoStep. May be completed electronically or printed and filled out by hand. Must be sent in with the patient's cast or uploaded with your digital scan to www.cascadescans.com.

  • What's New - Summer/Fall 2017

    Check out what's new with Cascade Dafo for Summer/Fall 2017. (The most recent editions of this publication is available in print via our Comments and Requests form)

  • Derby's First Steps Derby's First Steps

    We received the following email and video from Tadd, proud dad to twins Derby and Loen: “My twins were born 16 weeks early, at just 24 weeks and 2 days gestation weighing only 1 pound 6 ounces each. They both were in the NICU for nearly 4 months and came home in February 2008. We were pleased with our NICU outcome, especially considering some of the hurdles that they both overcame. Fast forward for about 1 year – February 2009. The twins adjusted age is now around 1 year. My daughter starts to walk and is pretty much on pace with her adjusted age. My son, on the other hand, is clearly not going to be walking in the near future. We received a cerebral palsy diagnosis for him sometime in the middle of August, 2009 and the doctor prescribed him a DAFO. At this point, I was hoping that he would be walking on his own by Christmas. Then, he received his DAFO on Monday, August 31, 2009 and proceeded to amaze us by taking his first steps only 2 days later. You can only imagine the elation that his mother and I shared that day. There was no stopping him after that. For the next month or two he didn’t want to play, he only wanted to walk. So, while it is a little bit late, I would like to thank you for helping my son. His mobility really means the world to him and also to us.”

  • Product video | DAFO Floor Reaction Product video | DAFO Floor Reaction

    This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® Floor Reaction.

  • Product video | DAFO FlexiSport Product video | DAFO FlexiSport

    This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® FlexiSport.

  • Maggie and Beau Maggie and Beau

    Meet Maggie and Beau – like many kids and family dogs, they’ve grown up together. But Beau is not the typical family dog and the bond between them goes much deeper, as you’ll hear from Maggie while she prepares for the next chapter in her life.

  • Colors and Patterns Combination Ideas Colors and Patterns Combination Ideas

    A reference sheet for our current offerings for transfer designs, instep strap patterns, strap, and padding colors.

  • Before & After: Excess Plantarflexion | Toe Walking | DAFO 2 Before & After: Excess Plantarflexion | Toe Walking | DAFO 2

    In this before and after video, a young boy wears a hinged DAFO 2 on his left side to help control excess plantarflexion (toe walking). The custom-fabricated DAFO 2 combines full wrap-around foot control with a hinged proximal up-right designed to block plantarflexion.

  • DAFO R: Product Sheet DAFO R: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO R.

  • DAFO 4.5 Softy: Product Sheet DAFO 4.5 Softy: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO 4.5 Softy.

  • Product video | DAFO 8 Product video | DAFO 8

    This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® 8

  • DAFO Creation Station - Come on over and get creative DAFO Creation Station - Come on over and get creative

    Decking out custom DAFOs just got a whole lot easier – and much more fun! The DAFO Creation Station takes the guesswork out of choosing between the various patterns and colors – and its interactive, straightforward design makes it easy to use. Not only will kids have fun designing their new braces, they’ll be excited to show off the final product!

  • Before & After: Excess Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 2 Before & After: Excess Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 2

    In this before and after video, a boy wears hinged DAFO 2s to help control excess plantarflexion (toe walking). The custom-fabricated DAFO 2 combines full wrap-around foot control with a hinged proximal up-right to block plantarflexion.

  • Product video | DAFO 5 Product video | DAFO 5

    This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® 5.

  • Fashion show | Introducing solid-color transfers Fashion show | Introducing solid-color transfers

    Introducing solid-color transfers. See our entire collection on the Creation Station. https://cascadedafo.com/creation-station

  • Tips and Tricks | Working with young patients while casting Tips and Tricks | Working with young patients while casting

    Quick tips for working with young patients while casting.

  • Tips and Tricks | Working with young patients during assessment Tips and Tricks | Working with young patients during assessment

    Quick tips for working with young patients during manual assessment

  • Carmel's AHC Story Carmel's AHC Story

    Meet Carmel, her mom Sophie, and her sister Miah. Learn about Carmel's diagnosis of Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood and the family's journey as they navigate the twists and turns of this rare condition.

  • Before & After: knee hyperextension | DAFO FlexiSport Before & After: knee hyperextension | DAFO FlexiSport

    This patient is wearing a pair of DAFO FlexiSport AFOs to control hyperextension. The DAFO FlexiSport has a semi-flexible posterior upright, providing graded resistance to plantarflexion/dorsiflexion.

  • Education sheet Education sheet

    A summary of the education and support materials offered from Cascade Dafo.

  • DAFO TurboH: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO TurboH. May be completed electronically or printed and filled out by hand. Must be sent in with the patient's cast or uploaded with your digital scan to www.cascadescans.com.

  • DAFO TurboH: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO TurboH

  • DAFO TurboH Softy: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO TurboH Softy

  • T1a & T1b ThumbThing: Order Form T1a & T1b ThumbThing: Order Form

    Order form for the T1a and T1b Thumb Thing. May be completed electronically or printed and filled out by hand.

  • Product video | DAFO FA Product video | DAFO FA

    This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® FA.

  • Brace movement | DAFO 4 w/posterior strap Brace movement | DAFO 4 w/posterior strap

    This video demonstrates how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO 4 with a posterior strap.

  • Brace movement | DAFO 3.5 Brace movement | DAFO 3.5

    This video demonstrates how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO 3.5.

  • Brace movement | DAFO FlexiSport Brace movement | DAFO FlexiSport

    This video demonstrates how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO FlexiSport.

  • Brace movement | DAFO 3 Brace movement | DAFO 3

    This video demonstrates how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO 3.

  • Brace movement | DAFO 2 Brace movement | DAFO 2

    This video demonstrates how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO 2.

  • Brace movement | DAFO Tami 2 Brace movement | DAFO Tami 2

    This video demonstrates how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO Tami 2.

  • Brace movement | DAFO 4 Brace movement | DAFO 4

    This video demonstrates how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO 4.

  • Article: Catch that Wave

    A Dafo Dynamic article by Susan Witter and Debra Huntsman-Lannom, PT. Debra enlisted a professional surfer to use surfing therapy for children with mobility challenges.

  • Product video | DAFO 4 Product video | DAFO 4

    This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO 4.

  • Article: Multiple Presentations and Therapy Goals

    A Dafo Dynamic article by Vicki Schwartz, PT and Loretta Sheldon, COA. A prime example how external circumstances can play a critical role in the brace selection process for multiple presentations.

  • Article: A Personal Odyssey

    A Dafo Dynamic article by Raina Emma Angelina Hubbard, written as a 10th grade English class assignment on relating Homer's "Odyssey" to her personal experience living with athetoid cerebral palsy.

  • Letters | Hello from Peru

    A Dafo Dynamic article letter from Jodee Fortner, MSPT, C/NDT about her trip to Peru for a physical and occupational therapy project.

  • Product video | DAFO 3 Product video | DAFO 3

    This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® 3.

  • Cascade Dafo | Connecting with our customers at AOPA Cascade Dafo | Connecting with our customers at AOPA

    Take a look at how much fun Cascade Dafo has connecting with customers at the AOPA National Assembly 2015.

  • Product video | DAFO Tami2 Product video | DAFO Tami2

    This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® Tami2.

  • Article: Tibial Varum: Recognizing its presence and accommodating it in bracing

    When bracing isn't working and the source of the trouble is hard to trace, tibial varum may be something to consider.

  • Product video | DAFO 3.5 Product video | DAFO 3.5

    This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® 3.5