The Push Ortho Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) lifts the foot during the swing phase, controls the plantar flexion after heel strike, and then allows unimpeded rolling of the foot. In addition, the orthosis offers lateral stability to the ankle joint. The elastic straps of the Push AFO are adjustable. This allows the degree of dynamic foot lift during the swing phase to be determined according to the individual needs of the user. On heel strike, the restraining function of the elastic straps ensures a well-controlled plantar flexion. During the stance phase, the orthosis allows flexion and extension in the ankle joint. The result is an efficient and natural gait. This innovative construction can be used with light footwear including slippers.
To measure place the foot at a 90-degree angle in relation to the lower leg and measure the circumference around the heel and the instep of the foot.
Indications for use of AFO
» Loss of control of the ankle dorsiflexors during swinging phase and during loading response (heel strike / flat foot), possibly with ankle instability
» Multiple sclerosis
» Postpolio syndrome
» Muscular dystrophy
» Spinal cord injury
Features and benefits of AFO
» Allow flexion & extension in the ankle joint during stance phase
» Has its own fixing strap system