Documents & Videos: pronation

  • 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 | Determine proper fit: Fast Fit shoe inserts How to | Determine proper fit: Fast Fit shoe inserts

    How to determine proper fit: Fast Fit shoe inserts

  • How to | Determine if a Fast Fit shoe insert is too small How to | Determine if a Fast Fit shoe insert is too small

    This instructional video provides tips to determine if your Fast Fit shoe insert is too small.

  • How to | Determine if a Fast Fit shoe insert is too big How to | Determine if a Fast Fit shoe insert is too big

    This instructional video provides tips to determine if your Fast Fit shoe insert is too large.

  • 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.

  • 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: Low Tone Pronation | Chipmunk Before & After: Low Tone Pronation | Chipmunk

    This before-and-after patient video shows a young boy who exhibits low tone pronation benefit from the use of Cascade Dafo's prefabricated shoe insert, the Fast Fit Chipmunk. The unique trimlines of this shoe insert offer a good solution for patients who require more support than an insole, but would be over-braced in an above-ankle orthosis.

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Excessive Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO Tami2 Before & After: Excessive Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO Tami2

    In this before-and-after video, a young girl with hemiplegia wears a DAFO Tami2 to control toe walking on her 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, polyethelene liner to comfortable maintain or correct foot alignment. The outer frame has a plantarflexion stop (also available in a free-ankle version).

  • 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.

  • Ellen: Low Tone Pronation Ellen: Low Tone Pronation

    This video follows Ellen, a 2-year-old girl with Down syndrome, during a pediatric physical therapy session. Her physical therapist, Jill Smith, narrates the video and talks about the purpose of various PT exercises shown throughout the session. Includes commentary and tips for working with toddlers. Ellen is wearing a pair of Cascade Dafo's prefabricated UCBL-style shoe inserts, the Fast Fit PollyWog (the PollyWog product has since been updated and replaced by the Fast Fit Chipmunk) to help control her low tone pronation. The shoe inserts provide increased stability and help improve Ellen's gait, especially while walking on uneven surfaces.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • DAFO Optimization Index

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Before & after: low tone pronation | DAFO 5 Before & after: low tone pronation | DAFO 5

    This before and after video shows a patient benefiting from the added stability and support provided by a pair of DAFO 5s. The DAFO 5 is custom fabricated from a cast, has defined plantar surface contours, fully integrated padding, and partial heel and midfoot wrap.

  • 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 | 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

  • HotDog: Product Sheet HotDog: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the HotDog shoe insert.

  • Product video | DAFO Turbo Product video | DAFO Turbo

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

  • Product video | DAFO 5 Product video | DAFO 5

    This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® 5.

  • Product video | DAFO FlexiSport Product video | DAFO FlexiSport

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

  • How to | Trim inserts for shoe fit How to | Trim inserts for shoe fit

    This instructional video shows how to trim a shoe insert for fit within the shoe.

  • 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.

  • Optimizing DAFOs for Pronation and Supination

    An in-depth guide to optimizing DAFOs for correctable pronation or supination.

  • PattiBob: Product Sheet PattiBob: Product Sheet

    Detailed product information and patient indications for the PattiBob shoe insert.

  • Pronation Control Pad

    Illustrations to help you in positioning the pronation control pad.

  • How to | Size for the Fast Fit Bug How to | Size for the Fast Fit Bug

    In this fast-paced, fun video, we show how easy it is to get the right size Fast Fit Bug to order by measuring the insole of a properly fitting shoe.

  • Product video | Bug™ and Chipmunk® Product video | Bug™ and Chipmunk®

    This product video looks at the features of both the Bug™ and the Chipmunk® UCBL style shoe inserts.

  • Product video | JumpStart Softback Product video | JumpStart Softback

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Article: Multiple Presentations and Therapy Goals

    A Dafo Dynamic article by Vicki Schwartz, PT and Loretta Sheldon, COA. A prime example how external circumstances can play a critical role in the brace selection process for multiple presentations.