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Hamilton clinic 01698537 037


Glasgow clinic 

0141 297 1965

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Ankle foot orthotics (AFO's)

 

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Ankle Foot Orthotics

(AFO's)

 

 

Our Orthotists at The Treatment Hub in Hamilton near Glasgow are qualified to assess and prescribe Ankle Foot Orthoses (Orthotics), sometimes known as calipers or splints or often abbreviated to AFO. The Orthotist can design the AFO to be custom made to ensure the AFO fits perfectly, and are designed and prescribed specifically for an individual instead of generic stock Ankle Foot Orthoses (Orthotics) often used elsewhere.

To make our AFO's we use the latest materials including plastics and carbon fibre to make closely fitting, accurately prescribed AFO's/calipers to ensure we provide the best possible outcome for our patients.

An additional part of our service at The Treatment Hub in Hamilton near Glasgow is that we also have our own workshop where we can adjust, repair and refurbish AFO's while patient's wait or require some adjustments to ensure the AFO is perfectly fitted and functions to it's best.

What are Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFO's)?

 AFO is the newer and abbreviated description used for Ankle Foot orthotics or orthoses. Previously, people would know these as being described as splints, braces or calipers. AFO's are designed to influence the foot, ankle, knee and hip for a variety of degenerative or neurological conditions to either aid mobility, prevent pain or to prevent deformity due to these conditions. 

 Historically, AFO's would  have been made from metal and leather. AFO's nowadays are more likely to be made from more modern materials, with Orthotist's more likely to prescribe and supply AFO's to be made from plastic or sometimes carbon fibre.

                                        

Conditions treated by AFO's include:

Stroke (or Cerebral vascular accident, CVA)
Flaccid drop foot (often seen in stroke)
Foot drop as a result of spasticity (often seen in stroke)
Cerebral Palsy
Charcot Marie Tooth
Osteo arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Polio

 

 

 

  


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