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Key Features

Custom fabricated from cast
Fully integrated padding
Thin polyethylene inner liner
to comfortably correct and/or maintain foot alignment. Our Softy foam or OP Flex liner are available as alternatives to the polyethylene. Note: This two-part orthosis can also be ordered without the inner liner--for those with patients who have a stable, neutral foot position but need lightweight sagittal plane control.
Posterior upright features a standard PF stop block
also available with adjustable plantarflexion stop, or with a free ankle
Straight or dosri-assist hinge
Tamarack Flexure Joints in 75, 85, or 95 durometer resistance. And in pediatric, adult medium, and adult strong sizes. Adjustable FC2 hinge available (at additional cost).
Defined plantar surface contours

Indications

  • Need medial and lateral stability to help control excess pronation or supination.
  • Exhibit strong excess plantarflexion or knee hyperextension.
  • Would benefit from dorsi-assist during swing phase.

Product video | DAFO Tami2

This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® Tami2.

Product video | DAFO Tami2

Case study | 4yr. old boy with excess plantarflexion & swing phase inconsistency | Comparing the DAFO 3.5 & DAFO Tami2

Mason, a 4-year-old boy with hemplegia, exhibits swing phase inconsistency and excess plantarflexion on his affected side. Follow along with this video comparing his gait in the plantarflexion resist DAFO 3.5 orthosis with his gait in the plantarflexion block hinged DAFO Tami2 orthosis. This video is narrated by the patient's orthotist, Larry Paise, CPO.

Case study | 4yr. old boy with excess plantarflexion & swing phase inconsistency | Comparing the DAFO 3.5 & DAFO Tami2

Cassidy: Swing Phase Inconsistency

This video follows a pediatric physical therapy session with 8-year-old Cassidy, who presents with hemiplegia. Cassidy wears a DAFO Tami2 orthosis on her affected side to encourage voluntary control of her swing phase inconsistency. This video is narrated by the patient's physical therapist, Vicki Schwartz, and shows different PT exercises throughout the session.

Cassidy: Swing Phase Inconsistency

Before & After: Excessive Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO Tami2

In this before-and-after video, a young girl with hemiplegia wears a DAFO Tami2 to control toe walking on her affected side. The custom-fabricated DAFO Tami2 is an articulated AFO with Tamarack hinges (straight or dorsi-assist). This two-part orthosis has a flexible, polyethelene liner to comfortable maintain or correct foot alignment. The outer frame has a plantarflexion stop (also available in a free-ankle version).

Before & After: Excessive Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO Tami2

Brace design | Understanding the DAFO Tami2

Cascade Dafo, Inc. owner/founder Don Buethorn, CPO, explains the DAFO Tami2 orthosis. The DAFO Tami2 is a custom-fabricated, articulated AFO with Tamarack hinges (straight or dorsi-assist). This two-part orthosis has a flexible, polyethelene inner liner to comfortably maintain and/or correct foot alignment. The standard trimline of the outer frame has a plantarflexion stop -- used for patients who exhibit stong excess plantarflexion or knee hyperextension. Dorsi-assist hinges are available in 75, 85, or 95 durometer; also available with a straight Tamarack hinge. The DAFO Tami2 can also be fabricated with a free-ankle trimline, allowing a smooth movement in the sagittal plane. The proximal, outer portion of the DAFO Tami2 with the free ankle trimline provides above-ankle leverage to assist with medial/lateral stability -- appropriate for patients who exhibit high-tone pronation/supination but need minimal ankle control.

Brace design | Understanding the DAFO Tami2

Brace movement | DAFO Tami 2

This video demonstrates how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO Tami 2.

Brace movement | DAFO Tami 2