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    Brand: Thuasne USA
    TGA Approved: 117391
    The Thuasne SpryStep AFO is a spiral strut ankle foot orthosis that uses modern composite carbon fiber technology to improve a patient's gait.
    SKU: AFO07
    Code Size Type Unit of Measure
    Code: 17-H1000 Size: Small Type: Left Unit of Measure: EA
    Code: 17-H1001 Size: Medium Type: Left Unit of Measure: EA
    Code: 17-H1002 Size: Large Type: Left Unit of Measure: EA
    Code: 17-H1003 Size: Extra Large Type: Left Unit of Measure: EA
    Code: 17-H1004 Size: Extra Small Type: Left Unit of Measure: EA
    Code: 17-H2000 Size: Small Type: Right Unit of Measure: EA
    Code: 17-H2001 Size: Medium Type: Right Unit of Measure: EA
    Code: 17-H2002 Size: Large Type: Right Unit of Measure: EA
    Code: 17-H2003 Size: Extra Large Type: Right Unit of Measure: EA
    Code: 17-H2004 Size: Extra Small Type: Right Unit of Measure: EA

    The Thuasne SpryStep AFO is a spiral strut ankle foot orthosis that uses modern composite carbon fiber technology to improve a patient's gait. The light-weight posterior lateral strut design is more durable than competitor's strut designs that often fracture or break. The SpryStep carbon fiber design creates flexibility and amplifies energy return that's experienced with a more natural step response. The SpryStep supplies patients with all day comfort and the functionality they have been looking for in a carbon fiber AFO. The Townsend SpryStep AFO is best suited for patients <250 pounds; fits more easily into shoes.

    SpryStep AFO Features:

    • Light weight, durable composite construction engineered with unique laminated characteristics to prevent fracture and breakage.
    • Material diversity offers strategic flexibility and stiffness to enhance performance and patient comfort.
    • Proprietary posterior lateral position of the strut increases patient compliance and energy return for activity reengagement.
    • High performing composites and low profile design maximize patient comfort, functionality and cosmetic finish.
    • Practitioner friendly and adjustable.
    • Spry Step is suitable for patients <250lbs.
    • Three sizes - See sizing chart for measurement/fit help.
    Size Foot Length  Height
    Extra Small  21.6 - 24.5 cm  29.9 cm
    Small 23.2 - 26.0 cm 32.1 cm
    Medium 24.5 - 27.6 cm 34.0 cm
    Large 26.0 - 28.9 cm 35.9 cm
    Extra Large 28.9 - 30.5 cm 38.1 cm


    Warranty 12 months: Thuasne offers a limited 12-month warranty of a brace that has a failure or compromise to the composite shells or foot plate (carbon delamination) from the date product is dispensed and patient weight does not exceed 250lbs (greater than 250lbs requires a Custom AFO). Replacement of parts including straps and padding are covered under warranty for six months from the date product is dispensed. All warranty claims must be submitted to OPC Health before the warranty expires to be considered. 

    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 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 for additional support or healthcare solutions. We're here to help!

    Product Files
    Document Title Description
    Townsend SpryStep AFO IFU Download
    Townsend SpryStep AFO Brochure Download
    OPC Health Carbon AFO Range Download
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