Documents & Videos: cast

  • How to | Rehearse your correction before casting How to | Rehearse your correction before casting

    This instructional narrated video provides guidance for rehearsing the final corrected position you'd like to capture in the cast, prior to starting the casting process for custom-fabricated DAFOs.

  • Casting for DAFOs Casting for DAFOs

    Guidelines on casting for DAFOs

  • Casting Supplies: Order Form Casting Supplies: Order Form

    Order form for casting supplies. May be completed electronically or printed and filled out by hand. Supplies order forms can be mailed, faxed, or emailed.

  • Creating a Casting Pillow Creating a Casting Pillow

    Instructions for how to create your own casting pillow.

  • 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.

  •  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.

  • 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.

  • Emri's Marfan Story Emri's Marfan Story

    Learn about Emri, a little girl with Marfan Syndrome, and how she has far exceeded everyone's expectations.

  • Let's Visit the Orthotist: a Kid's-Eye View Let's Visit the Orthotist: a Kid's-Eye View

    This fun video, narrated by a child and featuring kids of various ages and abilities, helps kids know what to expect when visiting the orthotist. It's great for parents and practitioners to show kids ahead of their appointments.

  • How to | Measure Cast Thickness How to | Measure Cast Thickness

    This video shows how to measure cast thickness. These measurements are critical to getting a good fitting brace when sending in scans of the outside of the cast.

  • How to | Scanning Tips How to | Scanning Tips

    This video gives tips for setting up a good scanning environment, properly preparing your cast for scanning, and some general techniques for scanning casts. Following these tips can help you make great scans on the first attempt.

  • How to | Capture the desired alignment in your cast How to | Capture the desired alignment in your cast

    This short narrated video shows how to correct the foot to capture the desired alignment in the cast.

  • Cast Mail-Ins Cast Mail-Ins

    Tips and guidelines for sending your casts to Cascade for your custom DAFO.

  • Scanning the Outside of a Cast Scanning the Outside of a Cast

    Step-by-step instructions for scanning the outside of a cast to order DAFOs