Documents & Videos: DAFO 3.5

  • 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).

  • How to | Assess range & voluntary control in the crouching patient How to | Assess range & voluntary control in the crouching patient

    In this educational video, Cascade Dafo owner/founder Don Buethorn, CPO, talks about assessing range and level of voluntary control in patients who exhibit crouching/excess dorsiflexion. Includes discussion of various Cascade Dafo brace styles.

  • How to | Trim medial/lateral distal trimlines at initial fitting How to | Trim medial/lateral distal trimlines at initial fitting

    Cindy Diener, CPO, narrates this instructional video, showing common adjustments made to a DAFO at the inital patient fitting.

  • How to | Place & trim the toe rise pad in the field How to | Place & trim the toe rise pad in the field

    In this instructional video Cindy Diener, CPO, shows how she trims and places the toe rise pad on a DAFO when in the field (when acess to an orthotics lab is not available).

  • How to | Place & trim the toe rise pad (with heat gun adjustments) How to | Place & trim the toe rise pad (with heat gun adjustments)

    This instructional video is narrated by Cascade Dafo owner/founder Don Buethorn, CPO and provides instruction for placing the toe rise pad on a DAFO. In this video, Don uses an embossing gun to heat and soften the plastic before trimming

  • How to | Place & trim the toe rise pad in the orthotic lab How to | Place & trim the toe rise pad in the orthotic lab

    This instructional video, narrated by Cindy Diener, CPO, shows step-by-step tips for trimming and placing the toe rise pad on a DAFO, when access to the tools in a typical orthotics lab is available.

  • 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 through the e-order system at https://orders.cascadedafo.com

  • DAFO 3.5: Product Sheet DAFO 3.5: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO 3.5.

  • 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 through the e-order system at https://orders.cascadedafo.com

  • DAFO 3.5 Softy: Product Sheet DAFO 3.5 Softy: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO 3.5 Softy.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Before & After: Moderate Low Tone Pronation | Chipmunk Before & After: Moderate Low Tone Pronation | Chipmunk

    This patient is wearing a UCBL-style shoe insert, the Fast Fit Chipmunk, to help control moderate low tone pronation. The Chipmunk is ortho-engineered to control moderate pronation of the pediatric foot with an optimal amount of support and comfort. This low-profile solution features a unique, integrated two-part system, combining internal alignment from molded foam contours with the stability of a flat external base.

  • Before & After: Swing Phase Inconsistency | DAFO 3.5 Before & After: Swing Phase Inconsistency | DAFO 3.5

    A young girl wears a custom-fabricated DAFO 3.5 orthoses to help control swing phase inconsistency on her affected side. 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 Before & After: Swing phase inconsistency | DAFO 3.5

    A young girl 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.

  • Before & After: Swing Phase Inconsistency | DAFO 3.5 Softy Before & After: Swing Phase Inconsistency | DAFO 3.5 Softy

    This before-and-after video shows a patient wearing a DAFO 3.5 Softy orthosis on his affected side. The DAFO 3.5 Softy uses a soft foam linter to provide comfortble wrap-around control of a fixed, less correctable foot. This is combined with a leaf-spring style posterior upright, providing graded resistance to ankle movement.

  • Before & After: Swing Phase Inconsistency Before & After: Swing Phase Inconsistency

    This dramatic before-and-after video shows a patient who exhibits severe pronation and swing phase inconsistency benefit from the assistance of a DAFO. This patient's feet are fully correctable -- she is wearing Cascade Dafo's custom-fabricated DAFO 3.5 braces (plantarflexion-resist AFOs), optimized for control of her pronation and relief of boney prominences.

  • Before & After: Excessive Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 3.5 Before & After: Excessive Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 3.5

    This pediatric patient wears DAFO 3.5 orthoses to help control excess plantarflexion (toe walking). The DAFO 3.5 is a custom-fabricated plantarflexion-resist AFO, combining full wrap-around foot control with a leaf-spring style posterior upright that provides graded resistance to ankle movement.

  • Before & After: Hyperextension | DAFO 3.5 Before & After: Hyperextension | DAFO 3.5

    Sixteen-year-old Shane is wearing a pair of custom-fabricated DAFO 3.5 plantarflexion resist leg braces to help control knee hyperextension and swing phase inconsistency. The DAFO 3.5 is a posterior leaf-spring style orthoses designed to provide graded resistance to ankle movement. Like all Cascade DAFOs, the brace also features comfortable, full wrap-around foot control.

  • McKenna's Paralympic Journey McKenna's Paralympic Journey

    Follow the story of recent high school graduate McKenna Dahl, 18, of Arlington, Wash. as she prepares to become a resident athlete at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center, moving one step closer towards her dream of competing for Team USA in Paralympic Shooting.

  • Maya: Swing Phase Inconsistency Maya: Swing Phase Inconsistency

    Follow 10-year-old patient Maya as she gets a new pair of custom-fabricated DAFO 3.5 orthoses to help control swing phase inconsistency (Maya's diagnosis is arthrogryposis). This video shows the entire bracing process -- from the initial assessment to casting to fitting and adjustments. The video is narrated by Don Buethorn, CPO -- owner of Cascade Dafo, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Brace movement | DAFO 3.5 Brace movement | DAFO 3.5

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

  • 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

  • Before & After | Moderate Crouching | DAFO 3.5 Before & After | Moderate Crouching | DAFO 3.5

    This before-and-after video shows a young girl with a crouched posture wearing DAFO 3.5s. The semi-rigid posterior strut of the DAFO 3.5s provides resistance to her crouched posture while giving some movement at the ankle.

  • Product video | DAFO 3.5 & DAFO FlexiSport comparison Product video | DAFO 3.5 & DAFO FlexiSport comparison

    This product video compares the DAFO 3.5 and the DAFO FlexiSport, two functionally similar braces styles. Watch the video to learn how they differ and what patients would benefit from each brace style.

  • Brace movement | DAFO 3.5 and  DAFO FlexiSport side-by-side comparison Brace movement | DAFO 3.5 and DAFO FlexiSport side-by-side comparison

    This side-by-side comparison shows how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO 3.5 as compared to the DAFO FlexiSport. Both of these leaf-spring style braces are designed to resist both plantarflexion and dorsiflexion. The DAFO FlexiSport is designed for bigger, more active patients, while the DAFO 3.5 is intended for smaller patients.