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  • Case study | Swing phase inconsistency | DAFO 3.5 Case study | Swing phase inconsistency | DAFO 3.5

    This video follows a young patient over time. This patient exhibits swing phase inconsistency and an unstable, ataxic gait. He is casted for a pair of custom fabricated DAFO 3.5 plantarflexion resist braces to help provide him with support and stability. The DAFO 3.5 combines wrap-arond foot control with a leaf-spring style posterior upright that comfortably provides graded resistance to ankle movement. This video is narrated by the patient's orthotist, Larry Paise, CPO.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Case study | 6 yr. old boy - excess plantarflexion | Is he ready for SMO style braces? Case study | 6 yr. old boy - excess plantarflexion | Is he ready for SMO style braces?

    Jill Smith, PT, and Cindy Deiner, CPO, team together to determine if their young patient can tolerate a lower level of support in his next pair of DAFOs.

  • Case study | Excess plantarflexion: a view of the same patient at age 2 and age 7 Case study | Excess plantarflexion: a view of the same patient at age 2 and age 7

    This case study video shows the same patient, Summer, at age 2 and age 7. Summer has a diagnosis of schizencephaly and exhibits strong excess plantarflexion (toe walking) with high muscle tone. At age 2, she wears a pair of custom fabricated DAFO 3 Softy plantarflexion block orthoses to help control foot position. At age 7, Summer wears a pair of custom fabricated DAFO 2 orthoses -- hinged plantarflexion block style orthoses. This video is narrated by the patient's orthotist: Cindy Diener, CPO.

  • Case study | 4yr. old boy with excess plantarflexion & swing phase inconsistency | Comparing the DAFO 3.5 & DAFO Tami2 Case study | 4yr. old boy with excess plantarflexion & swing phase inconsistency | Comparing the DAFO 3.5 & 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.

  • 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.

  • Diane: Hyperextension Diane: Hyperextension

    This video, narrated by the patient's pediatric physical therapist Gay Burton, follows 3-year-old Diane during a PT session. Diane has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy (spastic diplegia) and has spasticity in her lower extremity. Her ankles are in a plantarflexed position and she hyperextends her knees for stability. Diane wears a pair of prefabricated plantarflexion block orthoses (Cascade Dafo's JumpStart Kangaroos). The video includes explanation of various PT exercises during a typical session with Diane.

  • Vanessa: High Tone Pronation Vanessa: High Tone Pronation

    This patient case study video follows 7-year-old Vanessa during a pediatric physical therapy session. Vanessa wears a DAFO 3.5 on her left side and a lower-profile DAFO 4on her right. This video is narrated by Vanessa's physical therapist, Jill Smith. Jill provides commentary about the purpose of the various exercises performed during the session.

  • Justin: Excessive Plantarflexion Justin: Excessive Plantarflexion

    The video shows Justin, a 4-year-old boy with Cerebal Palsy (hemiplegia), using a custom-fabricated DAFO 3 on his affected side, to control excessive plantarflexion (toe walking). This video is narrated by the patient's pediatric physical therapist, Nancy Shapiro. It shows Justin with and without the DAFO during his physical therapy session. Includes commentary about various physical therapy activities, including using a treadmill to work with pediatric patients.

  • Cassidy: Swing Phase Inconsistency Cassidy: Swing Phase Inconsistency

    This video follows a pediatric physical therapy session with 8-year-old Cassidy, who presents with hemiplegia. Cassidy wears a DAFO Tami2 orthosis on her affected side to encourage voluntary control of her swing phase inconsistency. This video is narrated by the patient's physical therapist, Vicki Schwartz, and shows different PT exercises throughout the session.

  • Niles: Excessive Plantarflexion Niles: Excessive Plantarflexion

    This patient case study video follows Niles, a 5-year-old boy who exhibits excess plantarflexion on his affected side. Niles diagnosis is cerebral palsy (hemiplegia). Niles' pediatric physical therapist, Vicki Schwartz, narrates this video and discusses some of the exercises she uses during the PT session. Niles wears a hinged custom fabricated DAFO 2 to provide foot and ankle stability.

  • Valerie: High Tone Pronation Valerie: High Tone Pronation

    This video follows 4-year-old Valerie during a pediatric physical therapy session. Valerie has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy (spasic diplegia). She exhibits strong pronation and has spasticity in her lower extremities. Valerie's physical therapist, Kathy Shapiro, narrates this video and talks about the various exercise performed during the session, and their purpose, including use of a treadmill. Valerie wears a pair of custom fabricated DAFO 4 orthoses.

  • Bobby: High Tone Pronation Bobby: High Tone Pronation

    Bobby, an 8-year-old boy with spastic diplegia, benefits from wearing Cascade Dafo's custom-fabricated DAFO 4 SMO-style orthoses. This video is narrated by Bobby's physical therapist, Kathy Shapiro, and shows Bobby walking with and without orthoses, and using the orthoses during physical therapy sessions.

  • Sally: Low Tone Pronation Sally: Low Tone Pronation

    This video follows a pediatric physical therapy session with Sally, a 2-year-old girl. Sally has hypotonia (low muscle tone) and wears pair of Cascade Dafo's prefabricated Jump Start SMO-style orthoses (Leap Frogs). Sally's physical therapist, Beth McCarthy, narrates this video, discussing the various PT exercises performed during the session.

  • Ellen: Low Tone Pronation Ellen: Low Tone Pronation

    This video follows Ellen, a 2-year-old girl with Down syndrome, during a pediatric physical therapy session. Her physical therapist, Jill Smith, narrates the video and talks about the purpose of various PT exercises shown throughout the session. Includes commentary and tips for working with toddlers. Ellen is wearing a pair of Cascade Dafo's prefabricated UCBL-style shoe inserts, the Fast Fit PollyWog (the PollyWog product has since been updated and replaced by the Fast Fit Chipmunk) to help control her low tone pronation. The shoe inserts provide increased stability and help improve Ellen's gait, especially while walking on uneven surfaces.

  • 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.

  • Katie: Low Tone Pronation Katie: Low Tone Pronation

    This patient case study follows Katie, a 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome, as she is assessed for orthoses. Includes footage of Katie walking with and without orthoses. Katie exhibits low tone pronation and benefits from the support provided from Cascade Dafo's prefabricated JumpStart Leap Frogs - SMO-style orthoses. This video is narrated by Katie's orthotist, Don Buethorn, CPO.