Miscellaneous


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Glue-in instep pad

  • Reduces likelihood of instep pad getting lost.
  • Facilitates proper placement for busy caregivers and self-donners.

Request in Special Instructions section of order form (e.g., “Glue in instep pad”).


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Sewn-in instep pad

  • Attached to dorsum of brace on lateral side.
  • Reduces likelihood of instep pad getting lost.
  • Facilitates proper placement for busy caregivers and self-donners.

Request in Special Instructions section of order form (e.g., “Sewn-in instep pad”).


Toe strap configurations

  • Toe straps can go on any toes and pull in any direction.
  • Can be configured in any number of ways.
  • Pulling to either side with origination between any toes can influence the position of the forefoot or can help reposition individual toes.

Request in Special Instructions section of order form (e.g., “Add toe adduction strap - pull 2nd toe lateral”).


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Send hardware and brace uncut

  • Order articulated brace made solid, cut to articulate later.
  • Note: for Tami2 brace, use straight Tamarack hinges only, no dorsi-assist.

Request in Special Instructions section of order form (e.g., “Send hardware and brace uncut”).


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Non-skid cover

  • Entire bottom of brace is stabilized with a foam sole and non-skid cover.
  • Improves traction for wheelchair foot rest stability or when braces will be used indoors without shoes.

Request in Bottom Stabilization section of order form.


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Houdini straps

  • Straps sewn with false end tabs.
  • To foil escape attempts by crafty pediatric patients.
  • Can be opened with focused two-hand manipulation; very hard to open with one hand.

Request in Special Instructions section of order form (e.g., “Add Houdini straps”).


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Posterior shim pad

  • Tapered 6 mm shim pad.
  • May be used to slightly increase DF angle.
  • May require adjustment to width of proximal section.

Request in Special Instructions section of order form (e.g., “Send self-stick posterior shim”). Can also be requested after ordering.


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Use inner liner independently of outer frame

  • Usually used for short periods of time or during therapy.
  • Requires CoPoly or Polypro inner liner.
  • Can be done on any two-part above ankle DAFO design.

Request in Special Instructions section of order form (e.g., “Add layover instep strap and bottom treatment to inner liner so patient can use SMO independently”).


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Customize trimlines

  • Trimlines can be customized for your patients.

Request in Special Instructions section of order form (e.g., “Move anterior trimline of brace farther forward (more anterior) than standard”).


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Toe filler

  • Provides a cushioned, custom-molded toe filler for the orthosis to fill the void in the shoe.
  • It is helpful to send a tracing of the insole of the shoe this will be used in.

Request in Special Instructions section of order form (e.g., “Add toe filler to left, match size to right”).
It is helpful to send in a tracing of the insole of the shoe this will be used in. Additional charge.