Documents & Videos: excessive plantarflexion

  • 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.

  • How to | Don the DAFO 9 night-stretching brace How to | Don the DAFO 9 night-stretching brace

    This instructional video (no audio) provides step-by-step guidance for donning the DAFO® 9 night-stretching orthosis.

  • 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.

  • 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 | Excess plantarflexion: a view of the same patient at age 2 and age 7 Case study | Excess plantarflexion: a view of the same patient at age 2 and age 7

    This case study video shows the same patient, Summer, at age 2 and age 7. Summer has a diagnosis of schizencephaly and exhibits strong excess plantarflexion (toe walking) with high muscle tone. At age 2, she wears a pair of custom fabricated DAFO 3 Softy plantarflexion block orthoses to help control foot position. At age 7, Summer wears a pair of custom fabricated DAFO 2 orthoses -- hinged plantarflexion block style orthoses. This video is narrated by the patient's orthotist: Cindy Diener, CPO.

  • Patient story | 4 yr. old boy with excess plantarflexion & swing phase inconsistency - DAFO Tami2 Patient story | 4 yr. old boy with excess plantarflexion & swing phase inconsistency - 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.

  • 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.

  • 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: Excessive Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 3 Before & After: Excessive Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 3

    This before-and-after video shows a young patient with a diagnosis of schizencephaly. She exhibits excess plantarflexion (toe walking). Her excess plantarflexion is improved by wearing DAFO 3s, Cascade Dafo's plantarflexion-block custom-fabricated AFOs. The DAFO 3 combines full wrap-around foot control with a solid proximal posterior upright that blocks ankle plantarflexion and allows free dorsiflexion. This brace style is particularly well-suited for smaller patients as it is both light, and simple in form and function.

  • Before & After: Excessive Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 2 Before & After: Excessive Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 2

    A young girl wears a hinged DAFO 2 on her left side to help control excess plantarflexion (toe walking). The custom-fabricated DAFO 2 combines full wrap-around foot control with a hinged proximal upgright designed to block plantarflexion.

  • 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.

  • 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, Kathy 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.

  • 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.

  • 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® Kangaroo® Product video | JumpStart® Kangaroo®

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

  • 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.

  • 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 3.5 Brace movement | DAFO 3.5

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

  • Brace movement | DAFO FlexiSport Brace movement | DAFO FlexiSport

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

  • Brace movement | DAFO 3 Brace movement | DAFO 3

    This video demonstrates how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO 3.

  • Brace movement | DAFO 2 Brace movement | DAFO 2

    This video demonstrates how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO 2.

  • Brace movement | DAFO Tami 2 Brace movement | DAFO Tami 2

    This video demonstrates how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO Tami 2.

  • Product video | DAFO 3 Product video | DAFO 3

    This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® 3.

  • Product video | DAFO Tami2 Product video | DAFO Tami2

    This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® Tami2.

  • 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

  • Product video | DAFO 2 Product video | DAFO 2

    This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® 2

  • Product video | Dafo 9 Softy Product video | Dafo 9 Softy

    This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® 9 Softy.

  • Product video | DAFO FlexiSport Product video | DAFO FlexiSport

    This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® FlexiSport.

  • Before & After: Excess Plantarflexion | Toe Walking | DAFO 2 Before & After: Excess Plantarflexion | Toe Walking | DAFO 2

    In this before and after video, a young boy wears a hinged DAFO 2 on his left side to help control excess plantarflexion (toe walking). The custom-fabricated DAFO 2 combines full wrap-around foot control with a hinged proximal up-right designed to block plantarflexion.

  • 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.

  • Before and After: Excess Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO Tami2 Before and After: Excess Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO Tami2

    In this before-and-after video, a young boy with hemiplegia wears a DAFO Tami2 to control toe walking on his affected side. The custom-fabricated DAFO Tami2 is an articulated AFO with Tamarack hinges (straight or dorsi-assist). This two-part orthosis has a flexible, polyethylene liner to comfortably maintain or correct foot alignment. The outer frame has a plantarflexion stop (also available in a free-ankle version).

  • 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.

  • Before & After: Excess Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 2 Before & After: Excess Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 2

    In this before and after video, a 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.

  • Before & After: knee hyperextension | DAFO FlexiSport Before & After: knee hyperextension | DAFO FlexiSport

    This patient is wearing a pair of DAFO FlexiSport AFOs to control hyperextension. The DAFO FlexiSport has a semi-flexible posterior upright, providing graded resistance to plantarflexion/dorsiflexion.

  • 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 | Strong Knee Hyperextension | DAFO 3 Before & After | Strong Knee Hyperextension | DAFO 3

    This before-and-after video shows a young patient with strong knee hyperextension wearing DAFO 3s. The solid proximal-posterior upright of the DAFO 3s block her excess plantarflexion, preventing her from hyperextending at the knee. Because there is no proximal anterior strap, her leg is free to move into dorsiflexion.

  • Product video | DAFO FA & DAFO 3 comparison Product video | DAFO FA & DAFO 3 comparison

    This product video compares the DAFO FA and the DAFO 3. Watch the video to see why it's important to know the difference.

  • Brace movement | DAFO 3 and  DAFO 2 side-by-side comparison Brace movement | DAFO 3 and DAFO 2 side-by-side comparison

    This side-by-side comparison shows 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.

  • Brace movement | DAFO 2 and  DAFO Tami2 side-by-side comparison Brace movement | DAFO 2 and DAFO Tami2 side-by-side comparison

    This side-by-side comparison shows how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO 2 as compared to the DAFO Tami2. Both of these hinged braces are designed to block excess plantarflexion while allowing free dorsiflexion.

  • 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.

  • Before and After | Mild toe walking | JumpStart Softback Before and After | Mild toe walking | JumpStart Softback

    The soft durable pad and strap combination of the JumpStart Softback resist this child's mild toe walking while allowing him free dorsiflexion. He has a nice heel strike and his foot is held in a corrected position while wearing the JumpStart Softbacks.

  • Before and After | Moderate toe walking | DAFO Softback Before and After | Moderate toe walking | DAFO Softback

    The soft durable pad and strap combination of the DAFO Softback help this patient keep her heels down so she can achieve a good heel strike. Her pronation is corrected and she can access free dorsiflexion to help build strength and range.

  • Before and After | strong toe walking | DAFO 3 Before and After | strong toe walking | DAFO 3

    The solid proximal posterior upright of the DAFO 3 blocks this patient's plantarflexion, preventing him from going up on his toes. Because there is no proximal anterior strap, his legs are free to move into dorsiflexion. He has a nice heel strike and his feet are held in a corrected position while wearing the DAFO 3.

  • Before and After | Strong toe walking | DAFO Tami2 Before and After | Strong toe walking | DAFO Tami2

    In this before and after video, notice the marked improvement in this patient's gait. The hinged DAFO Tami2 blocks his toe walking giving him a nice heel strike while also correcting his pronation.

  • Before and After: Excess plantarflexion - toe walking | Carbon Fiber Footplate Before and After: Excess plantarflexion - toe walking | Carbon Fiber Footplate

    This before-and-after video shows a young patient who exhibits excess plantarflexion (toe walking). His excess plantarflexion is improved by wearing Carbon Fiber Footplates under his shoe inserts. The rigid support of the Carbon Fiber Footplates help prevent toe walking by blocking MP extension. This solution is intended for patients with Idiopathic Toe Walking (ITW) who haven’t worn orthoses before or have had issues with compliance.

  • 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.