Documents & Videos: DAFO 3

  • 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 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.

  • DAFO 3: Product Sheet DAFO 3: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO 3.

  • 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 Softy: Product Sheet DAFO 3 Softy: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO 3 Softy.

  • 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.

  • Before & After: Excessive Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 3 Before & After: Excessive Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 3

    This before-and-after video shows a young patient with a diagnosis of schizencephaly. She exhibits excess plantarflexion (toe walking). Her excess plantarflexion is improved by wearing DAFO 3s, Cascade Dafo's plantarflexion-block custom-fabricated AFOs. The DAFO 3 combines full wrap-around foot control with a solid proximal posterior upright that blocks ankle plantarflexion and allows free dorsiflexion. This brace style is particularly well-suited for smaller patients as it is both light, and simple in form and function.

  • 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.

  • 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 3 Brace movement | DAFO 3

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

  • Product video | DAFO 3 Product video | DAFO 3

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

  • Before & After | Strong Knee Hyperextension | DAFO 3 Before & After | Strong Knee Hyperextension | DAFO 3

    This before-and-after video shows a young patient with strong knee hyperextension wearing DAFO 3s. The solid proximal-posterior upright of the DAFO 3s block her excess plantarflexion, preventing her from hyperextending at the knee. Because there is no proximal anterior strap, her leg is free to move into dorsiflexion.

  • Product video | DAFO FA & DAFO 3 comparison Product video | DAFO FA & DAFO 3 comparison

    This product video compares the DAFO FA and the DAFO 3. Watch the video to see why it's important to know the difference.