DAFO 4 Softy

PF free, DF free, Softy liner

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Key Features

Custom fabricated from cast
Supramalleolar trimline
allow full plantarflexion and dorsiflexion
Full wraparound shell
for flexible control of foot position and alignment
Defined plantar surface contours
Softy Liner
made of foam provides more comfortable control of feet that are difficult to align or have sensitive boney prominences.
Optional anterior and/or posterior straps
provide some medial/lateral control

Indications

  • For patients who have excessive pronation and/or supination.
  • For patients who have delayed development with very low tone pronation and sensory issues.
  • For patients who have high levels of specific foot correction but have adequate ankle control for their functional level.
  • For patients who engage in frequent floor activities requiring free ankle movement.
  • For patients who have difficult-to-correct feet or feet with sensitive boney prominences.
  • For patients who require extra padding for feet with sensitive boney prominences.

Product video | DAFO 4

This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO 4.

Product video | DAFO 4

Before & After: High Tone Pronation | DAFO 4 Softy

This before-and-after video shows a young boy who exhibits high tone pronation benefitting from the stability provided by a pair of custom-fabricated DAFO 4 Softy orthoses. The DAFO 4 Softy comfortably surrounds the foot, providing the patient with reliably stable support. With the foot comfortably held in a good functional position, the patient gains confidence in the ability to stand and bear weight, encouraging the use and development of walking skills.

Before & After: High Tone Pronation | DAFO 4 Softy

Before & After: Strong Low Tone Pronation | DAFO 4

This before-and-after patient video shows a young boy who exhibits strong low tone pronation. He shows distinct heel eversion, marked forefoot abduction, and an absent medial arch. The after video shows him in a pair of custom-fabricated DAFO 4 orthoses with noteable improvements in foot position, stability and gait. Because of his fully-correctable alignment, this patient would also be a good candidate for an off-the-shelf solution: the JumpStart Leap Frog.

Before & After: Strong Low Tone Pronation | DAFO 4

Katie: Low Tone Pronation

This patient case study follows Katie, a 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome, as she is assessed for orthoses. Includes footage of Katie walking with and without orthoses. Katie exhibits low tone pronation and benefits from the support provided from Cascade Dafo's prefabricated JumpStart Leap Frogs - SMO-style orthoses. This video is narrated by Katie's orthotist, Don Buethorn, CPO.

Katie: Low Tone Pronation

Valerie: High Tone Pronation

This video follows 4-year-old Valerie during a pediatric physical therapy session. Valerie has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy (spasic diplegia). She exhibits strong pronation and has spasticity in her lower extremities. Valerie's physical therapist, Kathy Shapiro, narrates this video and talks about the various exercise performed during the session, and their purpose, including use of a treadmill. Valerie wears a pair of custom fabricated DAFO 4 orthoses.

Valerie: High Tone Pronation

Brace movement | DAFO 4

This video demonstrates how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO 4.

Brace movement | DAFO 4

Brace movement | DAFO 4 w/posterior strap

This video demonstrates how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO 4 with a posterior strap.

Brace movement | DAFO 4 w/posterior strap