Ankle and Foot Braces (Ankle Foot Orthosis [AFO])

Ankle and Foot Braces (Ankle Foot Orthosis [AFO])

Various types of ankle and foot braces (Ankle Foot Orthosis [AFO]) are available.  The following is a brief description of each.

 

Speed Brace

The Speed Brace is an ankle and foot brace or Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) that is constructed using patented moulding technology to create a hybrid between a stirrup and a soft ankle support.

The stirrup-shaped plastic exo-skeleton intuitively conforms to individual anatomy and is directly moulded onto a revolutionary, soft, breathable fabric.

Based on tests using the Speed Brace ankle AFO with heel lock strap, it was found that the Speed Brace combines the comfort and compression of a soft ankle support with 35% more support than traditional stirrups. The version without the heel lock strap was found to provide only 20% support. 

Features

  • Speed lacing hooks enable efficient lacing.
  • Allows for normal plantar and dorsiflexion.
  • Lightweight, low profile design.
  • Highly breathable, quick drying fabric reduces odours.
  • Unlike taping, which stretches over time, figure-8 heel lock strap performs consistently.
  • Available with or without figure-8 heel lock strap.
  • Adjusts to the correct size.
  • Provides arch support.

Indications

  • Suitable for mild to moderate ankle sprains and strains (grades i and ii)
  • Provides post cast support.
  • Suitable for chronic ankle instability.
  • Suitable for prophylactic use.

Exoform Dorsal Night Splint

The Exoform Dorsal Night Splint ankle and foot orthosis (AFO) is a functional and comfortable solution that addresses the common problems associated with other bracing options.

Features

  • Integrated support shell with adjustable aluminium stay maintains the therapeutic angle of the foot and lower leg at 85° to 90°.
  • Thermo-formed Form Fit® padding on the inside of the splint provides added comfort.
  • Full calf and heel strapping holds the foot at the desired angle, thereby eliminating rotation and migration.

  • Flex edge over-moulding eases pressure points and discomfort in all circumstances during sleeping hours.

  • Semi-rigid plantar pad reduces discomfort along the sides of the foot and improves the angle of dorsiflexion.

  • Non-slip plantar pad surface helps prevent slipping.

  • Aesthetically superior, low-profile design.

Indications

The Exoform Dorsal Night Splint is suitable for:

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Drop foot

  • Post-static pain

Form Fit Night Splint

The Form Fit posterior night splint ankle and foot orthosis (AFO) is designed with comfort in mind. It includes patented 3-dimensional padding throughout the shell and adjustable flexion straps that control the amount of stretch as required.

Features

  • Adjustable flexion straps provide a gentle stretching of the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon.

  • Adjusts from 10˚to 90˚ dorsiflexion.

  • A soft, Lycra-lined foam interior provides a plush, washable solution that is also breathable; which helps to prevent heat build-up.

  • Lycra-lined foam-padded straps maintain comfort across the flexor tendons.

  • User-friendly, centre-release buckles simplify application.

  • Lightweight, low-profile shell is sturdy and breathable.

  • Available with or without slip-resistant tread.

Indications

The Form Fit Night Splint is suitable for:

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Other lower extremities due to injury

Call us now on (011) 640 7198 or email us at orthpros@telkomsa.net to book your free first consultation and assessment!