Are you searching for, or wanting to learn more about AFO braces for foot drop?
This post can be especially helpful for those of you who live in or work near Naperville or Bolingbrook, IL. (See more information at the end of this post if you live or work in these areas.)
The term, “AFO” is an acronym. It stands for “Ankle Foot Orthosis”, in the world of bracing.
Ok, so know you know what the acronym stands for but you are still wanting to learn more about what this “AFO” can do?
An AFO brace for foot drop is a very useful tool. So useful, in fact, that it can be the very thing that can :
A.) help you walk faster
B.) help you walk with better balance (which means decreased fall rates for some patients)
C.) help you decrease your energy needed to walk.
If you are someone that would like to stop using a cane, then an AFO can also help you a great deal. Many of our patients are able to shed their walking can and walk hands free, just because of the use of an AFO. We can understand if you have your doubts in this regard, but we invite you to watch our testimonials about Kathy and Bill if you have a few minutes. They tell their stories on how they received an AFO and as a result, could walk better without a cane. There will be a link at the end of this blog that will tell you how to find our video testimonial section.
There are many different variations of what an AFO is and we suggest that you consult with a professional. The particular name for this professional in the field of bracing is called an, “orthotist”. – The reason why we suggest this is because they can do manual muscle tests for you and determine whether you need a custom or off the shelf version. They will also be able to tell you what kind of strength you will need when it comes to the materials and design of your new AFO. This is actually very important because some insurances / coverage plans only cover one of these every year or every five years, so you want to make sure you are getting the best one you can at the time.
Below you will find a link to our video testimonial section. If you live or work around the Naperville or Bolingbrook areas then feel free to give us a call as well. We can help you get the best AFO possible for you. We are professionals in the field of orthotics.
Ok, here is the link : http://rinella-op.com/video-testimonials/
Rinella Orthotics, Inc : 815-717-8970