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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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New Tool: The DAFO Brace Planning Worksheet

Practitioners at our sister company, Cascade Prosthetics and Orthotics, find our Brace Planning Sheets to be an invaluable tool in clinical planning and brace selection. Now they’re available for you to use in your practice. These sheets help you get organized and act as a handy template for your clinical/SOAP notes. Download it here.

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New Strapping Standards on JumpStarts

The instep and forefoot straps are now riveted onto the JumpStart® Leap Frog™, Bunny®, and Kangaroo® as a standard feature. This enhancement ensures that the straps don’t get lost while allowing for slightly more tightening and control. Other options for JumpStart strapping include a layover strap (the previous standard option), a D-ring and rivet strap

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Transfer Patterns on Order Forms

Our for ordering now list available transfer patterns. Simply choose the pattern you want. You can see the transfer patterns we have available within the section of our website.

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