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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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Name Changes for Shoe Insert Sizes

We’re changing some names for the sake of consistency. Widths for the Fast Fit HotDog and PattiBob shoe inserts, formerly called Medium and Wide, are now called Narrow and Wide. The widths are the same as they have been; we simply changed their names to be consistent with our other Fast Fit products.

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New Turbo Toe Shelf Option

There are now more choices for you on the DAFO Turbo outer frame. Your clinical concerns will dictate which trimline you may want on the DAFO Turbo. For example, when shoe fit is a concern but crouching is not, the proximal-to-met-heads trimline is optimal. 1) Trimmed proximal to met heads under plantar surface 2) Trimmed

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Cascade’s New Full (90-Day) Warranty

To further help you provide the best bracing solutions for your patients, we’ve updated our warranty for custom DAFOs and prefabricated Fast Fit orthoses from a limited to a full (90-Day) warranty. What does this mean for you? Cascade now covers the cost of shipping your brace back to us for a redo or adjustment.

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