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    ALLARD KIDDIEGAIT AFO

    Brand: Allard
    TGA Approved: 116173
    KiddleGAIT gives children an orthosis that will allow their little feet to move in a more fluid and natural biomechanical gait pattern.
    SKU: WEB000082
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    Code Size Type Unit of Measure Measurement
    Code: 289001011 Size: Small Type: Left Unit of Measure: EA Measurement: L: 16cm, H: 22cm
    Code: 289001012 Size: Medium Type: Left Unit of Measure: EA Measurement: L: 18cm, H: 25.7cm
    Code: 289001013 Size: Large Type: Left Unit of Measure: EA Measurement: L: 20cm, H: 29.5cm
    Code: 289001014 Size: Extra Large Type: Left Unit of Measure: EA Measurement: L: 21cm, H: 31.5cm
    Code: 289002011 Size: Small Type: Right Unit of Measure: EA Measurement: L: 16cm, H: 22cm
    Code: 289002012 Size: Medium Type: Right Unit of Measure: EA Measurement: L: 18cm, H: 25.7cm
    Code: 289002013 Size: Large Type: Right Unit of Measure: EA Measurement: L: 20cm, H: 29.5cm
    Code: 289002014 Size: Extra Large Type: Right Unit of Measure: EA Measurement: L: 21cm, H: 31.5cm

    KiddieGAIT gives young children an orthosis that will allow their little feet to move in a more fluid and natural biomechanical gait pattern. It is made from carbon composite with anterior shell, lateral strut, and an engineered footplate with open calcaneus.

    KiddieGAIT is designed to allow integration of your custom foot orthotic, and works towards controlling ground-reaction-forces. The anterior shell assists in the management of proximal deficits by helping to manage either knee hyperextension or crouch gait. KiddieGAIT is intended to support the foot/ankle complex in a more functional posture while allowing more normal ROM during the developmental years.

    Start off on the right foot - give toddlers an orthosis that will allow their little feet to move in a more fluid and natural biomechanical gait pattern.

    Indications:

    • Foot drop
    • Gait deviation secondary to proprioceptive deficit (either unstable or low-tone gait)
    • Toe-walker with no mid-foot collapse
    • Low-tone crouch gait
    • Spina Bifida
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Muscular Dystrophy, MMC.

    Contraindications:

    • Lacking ROM towards dorsiflexion (need at least 5°dorsiflexion past neutral)
    • Very rigid foot structure, quadriceps spasticity
    • Fixed postural genu valgum or genu varum
    • Fixed postural pes valgus or pes varus
    • Knee hyperextension that can not be orthotically managed

    *Padding kits sold separately - see related products 

    Sizing Height Footplate Length Heel Heigh
    Small 22 cm 16 cm 0.3 cm
    Medium 26 cm 18 cm 1 cm 
    Large 29.5 cm 20 cm 1 cm 
    X Large 31.5 cm 21 cm 1 cm 

    What is an AFO?

    An AFO, or Ankle Foot Orthosis, is an ankle brace designed to support instability, weakness, or irregular posture. It stabilises the ankle, enhancing biomechanics, particularly for conditions like foot drop. OPC Health offers both prefabricated and custom AFOs based on individual patient needs.

     

    When should I use an AFO?

    Determining the need for an AFO should involve a healthcare provider's assessment, such as an Orthotist or Physiotherapist. Prefabricated AFOs are suitable for mild foot drop, while custom devices are recommended for more complex cases involving coronal plane deviations.

     

    How does an AFO work?

    An AFO ankle brace applies a 3-point force system to the limb, employing two forces in one direction and a counterforce opposing them to act on the limb.

     

    Which AFO is right for me?

    Healthcare providers, such as Orthotists or Physiotherapists assess patient profiles to determine the most appropriate AFO ankle support. Their thorough evaluation guides clinicians in recommending suitable treatments.

     

    How do I take care of my AFO?

    Most AFOs can be wiped with a wet wipe, and removable padding can be hand washed with soapy water. Ensure both the AFO and padding are completely dry before use.
    Check out the oapl afo patient guide here for more informations. 

     

    What is the warranty for an AFO?

    Our warranty coverage varies for each product, ensuring tailored protection. For specific details or inquiries, contact our customer service at the provided number, 1300 672 937, or visit our website here. We're here to assist you with any questions regarding the warranty for your particular product.

     

    How do I know if my AFO will fit correctly?

    Patients may initially experience discomfort, but it should subside during the wearing-in period. Clinicians should ensure proper function, addressing any issues like excessive pressure or friction.

     

    Which AFO is the best for Footdrop?

    The best AFO for foot drop depends on factors such as severity, diagnosis, environment, and goals.

     

    How long should I wear an AFO ankle brace?

    The wearing regime varies, prescribed by clinicians based on individual needs — some wear it only when walking or during the day.

     

    How do I put on an AFO brace?

    An AFO can be placed in the shoe and worn simultaneously, acting as a shoehorn, or it can be put on first with straps tightened, followed by putting on the shoe.

     

    Do AFOs really help?

    When prescribed correctly, AFOs significantly improve the quality of life by aligning with patient goals and enhancing gait biomechanics.

     

    Can I still do sport with my AFO ankle Brace?

    The feasibility of participating in sports with an AFO depends on the specific sport, the type of AFO, and individual circumstances. Some individuals successfully engage in sports with certain AFOs, while others may find it challenging. It's crucial to consult with your healthcare provider to determine the most suitable AFO for your desired physical activities and receive guidance on adapting to sports while wearing it.

     

    Why buy an AFO from OPC Health?

    OPC Health is your go-to supplier for Allied Health professionals having supported the industry for over 40 years. Backed by our clinical expertise, we can provide the technical support for all your AFO enquiries.

    For the general public, you can visit oaplshop.com.au for all your general sports medicine and bracing requirements.  

     

    Need assistance?

    For assistance or inquiries, call us at 1300 672 937 or contact us at www.opchealth.com.au/contactus for additional support or healthcare solutions. We're here to help!

    Product Files
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