What are the different types of AFOs?
An Ankle Foot Orthosis, or AFO for short, is a medical device that can be used throughout your life. It is designed to protect the ankle and foot from injury.
Some AFO’s are made specifically for children while others can be worn by adults who have certain disabilities or health conditions such as arthritis. If you’re not sure what type of ankle foot orthosis will work best with your lifestyle, feel free to consult with an expert!
How to Choose the Right Type of AFO for you?
Your doctor or healthcare provider will recommend the best device based on your diagnosis and how much ankle control you need. If necessary, they may send you to a physical therapist who can assist in choosing the correct type of AFO that’s best suited for your lifestyle.
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AFO’s are a common solution for individuals with foot ankle injuries and those who have had surgery on their feet. Many people may not realise that they can find an AFO to fit almost any need or lifestyle. Our team is here to help you choose from a variety of options including custom made orthotics.