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Bremerton Beyond Accessible Playground

We are blown away by this amazing new playground, and the group of parents, educators, and community members responsible for taking this project from dream to reality. Check out the video for the full story -- we guarantee you'll want to plan a trip to see it in person (and play)!

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Paralympic hopeful McKenna Dahl

Follow the story of recent high school graduate McKenna Dahl, 18, of Arlington, Wash., as she prepares to become a resident athlete at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center.

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DAFO FlexiSport strut flexibility

The DAFO FlexiSport brace style can now be ordered with your choice of posterior strut flexibility—moderately flexible or semi-rigid. This plantarflexion / dorsiflexion resist brace design is ideal for larger, more active patients, especially teens, who need moderate to strong ankle control, sturdy support and flexibility.

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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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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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