Documents & Videos: DAFO 4

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

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

  • DAFO 4: Product Sheet DAFO 4: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO 4.

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

  • DAFO 4 Softy: Product Sheet DAFO 4 Softy: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO 4 Softy.

  • Before & After: Strong Low Tone Pronation | DAFO 4 Before & After: Strong Low Tone Pronation | DAFO 4

    This before-and-after patient video shows a young boy who exhibits strong low tone pronation. He shows distinct heel eversion, marked forefoot abduction, and an absent medial arch. The after video shows him in a pair of custom-fabricated DAFO 4 orthoses with noteable improvements in foot position, stability and gait. Because of his fully-correctable alignment, this patient would also be a good candidate for an off-the-shelf solution: the JumpStart Leap Frog.

  • Before & After: High Tone Pronation | DAFO 4 Before & After: High Tone Pronation | DAFO 4

    This before-and-after video shows a young boy who exhibits high tone pronation benefitting from the stability provided by a pair of the custom-fabricated DAFO 4 (supramalleolar 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.

  • Before & After: High Tone Pronation | DAFO 4 Softy Before & After: High Tone Pronation | DAFO 4 Softy

    This before-and-after video shows a young boy who exhibits high tone pronation benefitting from the stability provided by a pair of custom-fabricated DAFO 4 Softy orthoses. The DAFO 4 Softy 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.