Custom & Readymade AFOs (Callipers) in Perth WA
Ankle Foot Orthosis/Callipers designed to protect and correct the foot, ankle, & lower leg deformitiy.
An Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) is an externally fitted device, which is designed to protect, support, prevent, or correct deformity of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. AFOs are sometimes referred to as AFO shoes, Callipers, AFO Braces, or Splints, and are commonly used to provide support for Foot Drop or Ankle Instability associated with conditions such as:
- Spina Bifida
- Cerebral Palsy
- Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
At Perth Surgical Shoemakers, we supply ready-made Carbon Fibre Splint AFO’s, ready made Polypropylene Splint AFO’s and custom-made AFOs. The type of AFO required depends on the deformity and the degree of function you have in your foot, with some conditions requiring a flexible AFO, and others a more fixed solution tailored to the orthopaedic condition.
Our Certified Pedorthist and Surgical Shoemakers can recommend a suitable AFO to help provide relief and support for a range of foot and ankle conditions, including:
- Drop Foot (due to stroke or nerve damage)
- Chronic Lateral Instabilities (Supination)
- Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (Pronation)
- Talo-Calcaneal Valgus & Equinus
- Charcot Foot Deformity
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
For mild foot drop a Dictus Band device can be used. Dictus Bands raise the foot after toe-off, which largely eliminates everyday obstacles, such as doorsteps, carpets, pavements, etc.
The main advantages are:
- Discreet and comfortable
- Mount on any lace-up shoe
- Flexible – uses recoil and stretch action with the latex elastic band and hook
- Helps raise the foot after toe-off and reduces the risk of tripping
- Cleans easily with just a damp cloth
- Available in adult and child sizes
Note that the Dictus Band also comes with a plastic hook which can be inserted between the laces / Velcro fastening of shoes. We can also permanently stitch the plastic hook to the footwear for ease of use.
If you’re looking for AFO, Calliper and Dictus Band suppliers in Australia, contact Perth Surgical Shoemakers today to discuss your requirements. Our Certified Pedorthist and Surgical Shoemakers will assess your needs and custom make your AFOs for a perfect fit.