Orthotic Advancements


Orthotic Advancements

The Latest Technology and Materials for Mobility

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FES for Foot Drop

For people who have Cerebral Palsy, MS or who suffered a stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) may be a solution to foot drop. The two FES devices we use in place of an AFO are the Walk Aide and Ness L300 by Bioness. These stimulate the Peroneal nerve to cause the affected foot to raise at just the right moment in a person’s walking pattern.

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Carbon Fiber in Braces

Carbon Fiber is extremely light weight and strong. It can be used instead of plastic in ankle foot braces and other orthotic and prosthetic devices. Carbon Fiber even springs back when pushed, so it can offer some energy return for the AFO user.

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Stance Control KAFO

Technology has advanced enough to give Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO) users more mobility. New joints in the knee portion of the stance-control KAFO allow the person wearing it to bend their knee while walking and still have excellent support from their KAFO.