Custom AFO

Custom AFO from The Langer Group

By: The Langer Group  30/06/2011
Keywords: foot, feet, Foot Orthotics

The Langer Group have now developed a range of A.F.O.’s (Ankle Foot Orthoses) which are of the highest quality and simple to order.

• As standard Ankle Foot Orthose are manufactured from Co-Polymer Polypropylene. Alternative materials, such as polyethylene, are available upon request.
• A large range of colours and transfers are available.
• Through-loop Velcro fastenings, backed in PVA, are used to limit twisting and to aid cleaning.

A.F.O.’s work by substituting weak dorsiflexors during the swing phase for the gait cycle and weakplanter flexors during the stance phase.

The A.F.O.’s rigid wall transfers the ground reaction force (GRF) into an anterior force. This anterior force prevents or controls tibial advancement during the stance phase of the gait cycle and counteracts the GRF tendency to dorsiflex the ankle. An A.F.O.’s ability to redirect the ground reaction force depends upon its rigidity; an A.F.O. that is flexible or articulated does not serve this purpose.

Keywords: Arch Support, feet, foot, Foot Orthotics, Orthoses, Orthotic Devices

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