Documents & Videos: DAFO

  • 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

  • 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).

  • Basic DAFO Adjustments

    Some simple adjustments that may help fine tune a DAFO and save the time and expense of a return.

  • Applying the DAFO Toe Rise Pad

    Instructions for how to apply a toe rise pad to your custom DAFO.

  • Brace Donning

    Step-by-step instructions for donning the patient's brace.

  • Brace Planning Worksheet Brace Planning Worksheet

    Our Brace Planning Worksheets are an invaluable tool in clinical planning and brace selection. Use these worksheets in your practice to help you get organized and act as a handy template for your clinical/SOAP notes.

  • How to | Rehearse your correction before casting How to | Rehearse your correction before casting

    This instructional narrated video provides guidance for rehearsing the final corrected position you'd like to capture in the cast, prior to starting the casting process for custom-fabricated DAFOs.

  • How to | Cast for DAFOs How to | Cast for DAFOs

    This instructional video provides step-by-step guidance for casting for DAFOs. This video shows how to make a cast in preparation for ordering custom DAFOs. The shape you capture in the cast will be used to fabricate a DAFO -- a good cast is a critical component for superior fit and function of the finished orthosis.

  • Casting for DAFOs Casting for DAFOs

    Guidelines on casting for DAFOs

  • 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 | 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 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 | 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 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.

  • DAFO 2: Order Form DAFO 2: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO 2. 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.

  • 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 | Don the DAFO 9 night-stretching brace How to | Don the DAFO 9 night-stretching brace

    This instructional video (no audio) provides step-by-step guidance for donning the DAFO® 9 night-stretching orthosis.

  • 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.

  • DAFO 2 Softy: Order Form DAFO 2 Softy: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO 2 Softy. 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 3: Order Form DAFO 3: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO 3. 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.

  • 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.

  • DAFO 3 Softy: Order Form DAFO 3 Softy: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO 3 Softy. 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 3.5: Order Form DAFO 3.5: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO 3.5. 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 3.5 Softy: Order Form DAFO 3.5 Softy: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO 3.5 Softy. 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.

  • 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.

  • DAFO 4: Order Form DAFO 4: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO 4. 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.

  • 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.

  • DAFO 4 Softy: Order Form DAFO 4 Softy: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO 4 Softy. 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 5: Order Form DAFO 5: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO 5. 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 5 Softy: Order Form DAFO 5 Softy: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO 5 Softy. 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.

  • 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.

  • Before & After: Swing Phase Inconsistency | DAFO 3.5 with PE Liner Before & After: Swing Phase Inconsistency | DAFO 3.5 with PE Liner

    This adult patient, with a diagnosis of Charcot Marie Tooth, benefits from the stability and support provided by a pair of custom-fabricated DAFO 3.5 orthoses. The DAFO 3.5 combines full wrap-around foot control with a leaf-spring style posterior upright that provides graded resistance to ankle movement. The braces have been optimized to accomodate the patient's uncorrectable foot position and boney prominences.

  • DAFO 8: Order Form DAFO 8: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO 8. 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.

  • Before & After: Mild Excessive Plantarflexion – Toe Walking | DAFO 4 with Wrap-Around Strap Before & After: Mild Excessive Plantarflexion – Toe Walking | DAFO 4 with Wrap-Around Strap

    This before-and-after video shows a patient who exhibits pronation and toe walking benefit from the use of a pair of custom-fabricated DAFO 4 orthoses. 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. The wrap around strap provides a cue to encourage the patient to put his heels down.

  • DAFO 8 Softy: Order Form DAFO 8 Softy: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO 8 Softy. 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 9 Softy: Order Form DAFO 9 Softy: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO 9 Softy. 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 Hemi: Order Form DAFO Hemi: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO Hemi. 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 FA: Order Form DAFO FA: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO FA. 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.

  • 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.

  • DAFO FA Softy: Order Form DAFO FA Softy: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO FA Softy. 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.

  • Austin: Hyperextension | A Follow-up Austin: Hyperextension | A Follow-up

    A follow-up to the first video of Austin, who wears bilateral DAFO Tami2s with dorsi-assist hinges and a free plantar-flexion trimline to help him control his pronation and knee hyperextension. Begins with a recap of his initial fitting and then shows his growing progress over time with the new braces. Demonstrates the importance of time to habituate to new braces and an integrated approach to the combined efforts of bracing and physical therapy.

  • DAFO FlexiSport: Order Form DAFO FlexiSport: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO FlexiSport. 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 Floor Reaction: Order Form DAFO Floor Reaction: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO Floor Reaction. 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 Optimization Index

    A catalog of optimizations, grouped by patient presentation, that may improve brace fit and function for your patient.

  • DAFO Tami2: Order Form DAFO Tami2: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO Tami2. 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 Turbo: Order Form DAFO Turbo: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO Turbo. 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.

  • Need help? Send us your videos Need help? Send us your videos

    This instructional video provides guidance for sending us patient videos to use for consultation to help with brace selection. Includes tips for filming the patient and what type of patient information to send.

  • DAFO Turbo Softy: Order Form DAFO Turbo Softy: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO Turbo Softy. 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Product video | DAFO 4 Product video | DAFO 4

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

  • Product video | DAFO 3 Product video | DAFO 3

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

  • Product video | DAFO Tami2 Product video | DAFO Tami2

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

  • 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

  • Product video | DAFO 2 Product video | DAFO 2

    This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® 2

  • DAFO KAFO | Casting DAFO KAFO | Casting

    This video shows a brief overview of a patient being cast for a KAFO.

  • Heel Lock Pads

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

  • DAFO KAFO | Donning DAFO KAFO | Donning

    This brief video shows a KAFO being donned.

  • DAFO KAFO | Ambulating DAFO KAFO | Ambulating

    This video shows a patient ambulating in a DAFO KAFO.

  • Introduction to DAFO Braces

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

  • Product video | DAFO Turbo Product video | DAFO Turbo

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

  • Product video | Dafo 9 Softy Product video | Dafo 9 Softy

    This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® 9 Softy.

  • 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 FA Product video | DAFO FA

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

  • Product video | DAFO 5 Product video | DAFO 5

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

  • 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.”

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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 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).

  • 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: 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.

  • Optimizing DAFOs for Pronation and Supination

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • Pronation Control Pad

    Illustrations to help you in positioning the pronation control pad.

  • 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

  • Strap Explanation

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

  • Let's Visit the Orthotist: a Kid's-Eye View Let's Visit the Orthotist: a Kid's-Eye View

    This fun video, narrated by a child and featuring kids of various ages and abilities, helps kids know what to expect when visiting the orthotist. It's great for parents and practitioners to show kids ahead of their appointments.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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