Documents & Videos: JumpStart

  • Applying the JumpStart Toe Rise Pad

    Instructions for how to apply the toe rise pad to your JumpStart device.

  • How to | Size for Fast Fit by tracing the foot How to | Size for Fast Fit by tracing the foot

    This instructional video provides tips to determine the correct size for Cascade Dafo's prefabricated Fast Fit products by tracing the child's foot.

  • How to | Size for Fast Fit using the sizing jig How to | Size for Fast Fit using the sizing jig

    This instructional video provides guidance for using the paper sizing jig to help order the correct size for Cascade Dafo's prefabricated Fast Fit products. The Fast Fit Printable Sizing Jig can be found by copying this link into your browser: cascadedafo.com/library/documents/fast-fit-printable-sizing-jig. You can also find it by typing "sizing jig" into the search box.

  • Adjusting JumpStart Height

    Step by step instruction how to adjust the height on JumpStart braces

  • Cricket: Order Form Cricket: Order Form

    Order form for the Cricket. May be completed electronically or printed and filled out by hand. Fast Fit order forms can be mailed, faxed, or emailed.

  • Cricket: Product Sheet Cricket: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the Cricket.

  • JumpStart Fitting JumpStart Fitting

    Don Buethorn, CPO and owner/founder of Cascade Dafo, Inc., narrates this instructional video for evaluating the fit of prefabricated JumpStart® orthoses.

  • Assess, fit, and wear | Moderate low tone pronation | JumpStart Leap Frog Assess, fit, and wear | Moderate low tone pronation | JumpStart Leap Frog

    Kip, a 2-year-old boy who exhibits moderate low tone pronation, benefits from wearing Cascade Dafo's prefabricated JumpStart Leap Frog SMOs. This video follows the bracing process -- from patient assessment to fit and wear of the orthotics, including tips for trimming them to fit inside shoes. Narrated by Cindy Diener, CPO, from Cascade Prosthetics & Orthotics.

  • 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: Low Tone Pronation | JumpStart Leap Frog Before & After: Low Tone Pronation | JumpStart Leap Frog

    This before-and-after video shows a young patient wearing a pair of pre-fabricated Jump Start Leap Frog orthoses. The Jump Start Leap Frog was developed to help young children with correctable foot positions re-align their base of support for improved stability during standing and walking.

  • Before & After: Strong Low Tone Pronation | JumpStart Leap Frog Before & After: Strong Low Tone Pronation | JumpStart Leap Frog

    This before and after video shows a young patient benefitting from the added stability and support provided by a pair of pre-fabricated JumpStart Leap Frog orthoses. The JumpStart Leap Frog was developed to help young children exhibiting moderate to strong pronation realign their base of support for improved stability in standing and walking. Full wrap-around flexible support ecompasses the foot and ankle for pronation control. A well-defined plantar surface and compression provide proprioceptive input.

  • Before & After: Strong Low Tone Pronation | JumpStart Leap Frog Before & After: Strong Low Tone Pronation | JumpStart Leap Frog

    This before and after video shows a young patient benefitting from the added stability and support provided by a pair of pre-fabricated JumpStart LeapFrog orthoses. The JumpStart LeapFrog was developed to help young children exhibiting moderate to strong pronation realign their base of support for improved stability in standing and walking. Full wrap-around flexible support ecompasses the foot and ankle for pronation control. A well-defined plantar surface and compression provide proprioceptive input.

  • Before & After: Moderate High Tone Pronation | JumpStart Bunny Before & After: Moderate High Tone Pronation | JumpStart Bunny

    The patient in this before-and-after video is shown wearing the JumpStart Bunny, Cascade Dafo's prefabricated SMO-style orthoses. This off-the-shelf design is helpful for young patients who exhibit pronation and swing phase inconsistency. The Bunny's tall "ears" carry a strap which provide sensory cues to encourage heel strike.

  • Before & After: Hyperextension | JumpStart Kangaroo Before & After: Hyperextension | JumpStart Kangaroo

    This patient is wearing a pair of pre-fabricated Jump Start Kangaroo orthoses to control hyperextension. The Jump Start Kangaroo was developed to help young patients with fully-correctable foot position and excess plantarflexion realign their base of support to improve stability in standing and walking.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rachel: Excess plantarflexion | Toe walking Rachel: Excess plantarflexion | Toe walking

    This video highlights a young patient with delayed motor skills achieving stability with the JumpStart Leap Frog. Her corrected foot alignment and the the repetitive motion experienced while wearing the brace give her added help for neuromuscular integration and successful movement.

  • 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.

  • Sandra: Low Tone Pronation Sandra: Low Tone Pronation

    This video, narrated by Don Buethorn, CPO, follows 1-year-old patient Sandra. Sandra's diagnosis is status post respiratory arrest. She wears Cascade Dafo's prefabricated SMO-style orthoses, JumpStart Leap Frogs, to help control her low tone pronation. The Jump Starts are lightweight and do not require casting -- effective for young patients with a fully-correctable foot position.

  • Nick: Low Tone Supination, Excessive Plantarflexion Nick: Low Tone Supination, Excessive Plantarflexion

    This video follows the brace selection process for a child who needs control of both excess plantarflexion when working on standing in physical therapy and free plantarflexion when crawling and playing on his own, in addition to foot repositioning for his low tone supination.

  • Product video | JumpStart® Leap Frog® Product video | JumpStart® Leap Frog®

    This product video looks at the features of the pre-fabricated JumpStart® Leap Frog®.

  • Product video | JumpStart® Bunny® Product video | JumpStart® Bunny®

    This product video looks at the features of the pre-fabricated JumpStart® Bunny®.

  • Product video | JumpStart® Kangaroo® Product video | JumpStart® Kangaroo®

    This product video looks at the features of the pre-fabricated JumpStart® Kangaroo®.

  • Fast Fit Printable Sizing Jig

    Here's a quick and easy alternative to ordering our sizing jigs--printable sizing jigs for our Fast Fit products. You can print them and use them right away. There are two pages for each foot: purple for the left and green for the right. Once you've printed them, simply follow the instructions. -- **PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS** -- To ensure accurate scaling and proper sizing, use the following printer settings: 1) With the Printable Sizing Jig pdf open in Adobe Reader, go to the File menu; 2) Click the Print sub-menu item; 3) Make sure scale is set at 100%; 4) Print; 5) After printing, verify that the scale on page 1 is accurate with a standard ruler. If you have any problems using the printable foot sizing jigs, please call Customer Service at 800.848.7332.

  • Introduction to DAFO Braces

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

  • JumpStart Bunny: Order Form JumpStart Bunny: Order Form

    Order form for the JumpStart Bunny. May be completed electronically or printed and filled out by hand. Fast Fit order forms can be mailed, faxed, or emailed.

  • JumpStart Bunny: Product Sheet JumpStart Bunny: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the JumpStart Bunny.

  • JumpStart Leap Frog: Order Form JumpStart Leap Frog: Order Form

    Order form for the JumpStart Leap Frog. May be completed electronically or printed and filled out by hand. Fast Fit order forms can be mailed, faxed, or emailed.

  • JumpStart Leap Frog: Product Sheet JumpStart Leap Frog: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the JumpStart Leap Frog.

  • JumpStart Kangaroo: Order Form JumpStart Kangaroo: Order Form

    Order form for the JumpStart Kangaroo. May be completed electronically or printed and filled out by hand. Fast Fit order forms can be mailed, faxed, or emailed.

  • JumpStart Kangaroo: Product Sheet JumpStart Kangaroo: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the JumpStart Kangaroo.

  • JumpStart Kangaroo Super Heel Seating Strap Instructions

    The Super Heel Seating strap is an instep strap that helps ensure proper placement of the heel within the JumpStart Kangaroo. This strap also holds an instep pad to cushion the foot from the strap. Follow these instructions to properly don a Kangaroo with the Super Heel Seating strap.

  • JumpStart (Cricket, Leap Frog, Bunny, & Kangaroo): Bulk Order Form JumpStart (Cricket, Leap Frog, Bunny, & Kangaroo): Bulk Order Form

    An optional resource for quickly and efficiently ordering a bulk supply of the JumpStart Cricket, Leap Frog, Bunny, and/or Kangaroo. May be completed electronically or printed and filled out by hand.

  • Before and After: Excess Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | JumpStart Bunny Before and After: Excess Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | JumpStart Bunny

    This before-and-after video shows a young patient who exhibits excess plantarflexion (toe walking). Her excess plantarflexion is improved by wearing JumpStart Bunnys with a posterior strap. The prefabricated JumpStart Bunny provides full wrap-around foot control. The posterior strap cues the patient, reminding her to keep her heel down. Some patients only need this gentle reminder. This brace style is particularly well-suited for smaller patients with fully correctable feet.

  • Strap Explanation

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

  • Product video | JumpStart Softback Product video | JumpStart Softback

    This product video looks at the features of the pre-fabricated JumpStart® Softback.

  • Before & After | Knee Hyperextension | JumpStart Kangaroo Before & After | Knee Hyperextension | JumpStart Kangaroo

    In this before and after video, a young girl wears JumpStart Kangaroos to help control her knee hyperextension. The solid proximal-posterior upright of the JumpStart Kangaroo blocks her plantarflexion, preventing her from hyperextending at the knee. Because there is no proximal anterior strap, her leg is free to move into dorsiflexion.

  • Before & After | Mild Knee Hyperextension | JumpStart Softback Before & After | Mild Knee Hyperextension | JumpStart Softback

    In this before and after video, a young girl wears JumpStart Softbacks to help control her mild knee hyperextension. The padded Dacron posterior strap resists her plantarflexion, reducing her knee hyperextension. The SMO design allows her leg to move freely into dorsiflexion.

  • JumpStart Softback: Order Form JumpStart Softback: Order Form

    Order form for the JumpStart Softback. May be completed electronically or printed and filled out by hand. Fast Fit order forms can be mailed, faxed, or emailed.

  • JumpStart Softback: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the JumpStart Softback.

  • The JumpStart Softback - A Quick Look

    Here's an introduction to the newest addition to the JumpStart line of orthoses, the Softback. Learn about how it's designed, who it's intended for, and how it helps.

  • JumpStart Softback: Order Form and Product Information

    The order form may be completed electronically or printed and filled out by hand. Fast Fit order forms can be mailed, faxed, or emailed.