For smaller patients fixed ankle, PF block, DF block

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Key Features

Custom fabricated from cast
Defined plantar surface contours
Full wrap-around shell
for flexible control of foot position and alignment
Fully integrated padding
Proximal component blocks plantarflexion and dorsiflexion


  • Despite overall high tone, lacks consistent plantarflexion strength and collapses into crouched and severely-pronated stance (often rocker-bottomed).
  • Crouched stance can be improved by manually extending the knee.
  • Lower weight and smaller size do not warrant the complexity of the DAFO Turbo two-part brace.

Product video | DAFO FA

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

Product video | DAFO FA

Case study | 4 yr. old boy - moderate crouching | DAFO FA

This case study video follows a young patient with a diagnosis of Spina Bifida. Jaxon, age 4, exhibits pronation and excess dorsiflexion. He receives a pair of custom fabricated DAFO FA orthoses. When initially fit with his new DAFOs, it's clear that the dorsiflexion angle of the braces, when worn with shoes, is too aggressive. The braces are remade for an improved outcome. This video is narrated by Cindy Diener, CPO.

Case study | 4 yr. old boy - moderate crouching | DAFO FA