News

New Practitioner Tool: Calculating Turn Around Time

U.S.-based clinicians: We’ve added a new tool to the Cascade Library to help you calculate the shipping and manufacturing time for your custom DAFO orders. The step-by-step formula in this document adds your inbound and outbound shipping times to our manufacturing times, helping you easily determine the expected arrival date for your custom DAFO orders.

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Improved Bottom Treatment

For a better fit inside shoes, we have streamlined our bottom stabilization, giving it smoother edges and making it cleaner and lighter than before. Warranty & support Our commitment to quality, and the best fit possible, is always front and center. We welcome your feedback and stand behind every brace with our Full (90-Day) Warranty.

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Improved Instep Pads

We are pleased to announce an improvement to our instep pads. Our foam instep pad now features a soft, textured bottom layer to improve durability and better protect the dorsum of the foot. Every instep pad is still marked with the Cascade Dafo logo and labeled with a size number for easy re-ordering. Instep pads

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DAFOs for Clubfoot

Introducing a new set of custom DAFO optimizations designed for soft, comfortable repositioning of clubfoot or maintaining post-surgical positions. Our suggested brace style is the DAFO 3 Softy, but clubfoot optimizations may be ordered on other brace designs. To easily request all of these items, simply indicate “DAFO clubfoot package” in the Special Instructions section

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Improved Quiet Stop

We’ve redesigned a small piece of our hinged plantarflexion AFOs to provide a smoother, quieter transition during the gait cycle. Look for the improved quiet stop on our: DAFO 2 and DAFO Tami2 with PF block. As with other product improvements, you’ll see a CCi tag on the brace marking the enhancement.

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Fast Fit: quick and easy bulk ordering

When ordering large quantities of our Fast Fit orthoses, consider using our new bulk order forms. Available forms include HotDog, PattiBob, Chipmunk, and JumpStart (Cricket, Leap Frog, Bunny, and Kangaroo). You’ll find them with the rest of our order forms on the Order Forms page. And like our other forms, they can be filled out

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Newly-published research study with Cascade shoe inserts

The Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics recently published a research article pertaining to children with hypotonia and flat feet—featuring our Fast Fit® HotDog® shoe insert: Ross C.G., and Shore S. The effect of gross motor therapy and orthotic intervention in children with hypotonia and flexible flatfeet. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 23(3): 149-154 (2011;

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Derby’s First Steps

We received the following email and video from Tadd, proud dad to twins Derby and Loen: “My twins were born 16 weeks early, at just 24 weeks and 2 days gestation weighing only 1 pound 6 ounces each. They both were in the NICU for nearly 4 months and came home in February 2008.

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Lateef McLeod’s Poetry on Amazon

Lateef McLeod, a poet (and Cascade patient), has achieved a landmark by moving from self-publishing to Amazon! His collection of poems, A Declaration of a Body of Love, is now listed on Amazon. (We profiled Lateef and reprinted a poem of his in the Winter | January 2009 Dafo Dynamics.)

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Anatomy Refresher Videos

In need of a quick brush up on anatomy terms? Visit the for two new videos —Terms of Position and Bones of the Foot. These anatomy reviews include illustrations and narration, and they make great refreshers before participating in one of our online . Looking for just one specific anatomy definition? Check out our for a

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