Documents & Videos: afo

  • 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.

  • Applying the JumpStart Toe Rise Pad

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

  • Brace Donning

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

  • 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 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.

  • DAFO 2: Product Sheet DAFO 2: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO 2.

  • 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 2 Softy: Product Sheet DAFO 2 Softy: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO 2 Softy.

  • 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: 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.

  • 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.

  • DAFO 3 Softy: Product Sheet DAFO 3 Softy: Product Sheet

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

  • 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: 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 to www.cascadescans.com.

  • 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 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 | 3 yr. old girl - excess dorsiflexion/crouching | DAFO Turbo Softy Case study | 3 yr. old girl - excess dorsiflexion/crouching | DAFO Turbo Softy

    This case study follows a young patient diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, Emri age 3, exhibits excess dorsiflexion/crouching. She receives a pair of custom fabricated DAFO Turbo Softy orthoses. Her physical therapist Kathy Shaprio, PT is interviewed about Emri's progress. The video is narrated by Don Buethorn, CPO.

  • DAFO 4.5: Order Form DAFO 4.5: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO 4.5. 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 4.5 Softy: Order Form DAFO 4.5 Softy: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO 4.5 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.

  • DAFO 4.5: Product Sheet DAFO 4.5: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO 4.5.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • DAFO 8: Product Sheet DAFO 8: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO 8.

  • 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 8 Softy: Product Sheet DAFO 8 Softy: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO 8 Softy.

  • 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 9 Softy: Product Sheet DAFO 9 Softy: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO 9 Softy.

  • 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 Hemi: Product Sheet DAFO Hemi: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO Hemi.

  • 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.

  •  Adam: Hyperextension Adam: Hyperextension

    A young boy with knee hyperextension experiences improvement in stability and gait pattern when introduced to a combined regimen of bracing and physical therapy. This video demonstrates the brace selection process from assessing the patient’s needs, to assessing the outcome.

  • 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: Product Sheet DAFO FA: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO FA.

  • 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 Austin: Hyperextension

    Follow 6-year-old patient Austin as he receives a pair of custom-fabricated DAFO Tami2 orthoses to encourage voluntary control of his knee hyperextension. Includes footage and discussion of the initial fitting process and standard adjustments to the DAFOs. Narrated by the patient's orthotist, Don Buethorn, CPO -- owner of Cascade Dafo, Inc.

  • DAFO FA Softy: Product Sheet DAFO FA Softy: Product Sheet

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

  • 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.

  • Cassidy: Swing Phase Inconsistency Cassidy: Swing Phase Inconsistency

    This video follows a pediatric physical therapy session with 8-year-old Cassidy, who presents with hemiplegia. Cassidy wears a DAFO Tami2 orthosis on her affected side to encourage voluntary control of her swing phase inconsistency. This video is narrated by the patient's physical therapist, Vicki Schwartz, and shows different PT exercises throughout the session.

  • DAFO FlexiSport: Product Sheet DAFO FlexiSport: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO FlexiSport.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • DAFO Floor Reaction: Product Sheet DAFO Floor Reaction: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO Floor Reaction.

  • 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.

  • DAFO Optimization Index

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

  • DAFO R: Order Form DAFO R: Order Form

    Order form for the DAFO R. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Niles: Excessive Plantarflexion Niles: Excessive Plantarflexion

    This patient case study video follows Niles, a 5-year-old boy who exhibits excess plantarflexion on his affected side. Niles diagnosis is cerebral palsy (hemiplegia). Niles' pediatric physical therapist, Vicki Schwartz, narrates this video and discusses some of the exercises she uses during the PT session. Niles wears a hinged custom fabricated DAFO 2 to provide foot and ankle stability.

  • DAFO Tami2 (free ankle): Product Sheet DAFO Tami2 (free ankle): Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO Tami2 with a free ankle trimline.

  • 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.

  • DAFO Tami2 (PF block): Product Sheet DAFO Tami2 (PF block): Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO Tami2 with a PF block.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • DAFO Turbo: Product Sheet DAFO Turbo: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO Turbo.

  • 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 Turbo Softy: Product Sheet DAFO Turbo Softy: Product Sheet

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

  • 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.

  • DAFO TwoStep: Product Sheet DAFO TwoStep: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO TwoStep.

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

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

  • Donning the DAFO 9 Softy

    Instructions and tips for how to don the DAFO 9 Softy, our night-stretching brace.

  • 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.

  • Introduction to DAFO Braces

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Strap Explanation

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

  • 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.

  • DAFO 4.5 Softy: Product Sheet DAFO 4.5 Softy: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the DAFO 4.5 Softy.

  • 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.

  • 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.