What is the difference between a custom made AFO and an off the shelf AFO?
A custom made AFO orthosis is specifically designed to your individual needs while enabling your Orthotist to provide individual adaptation.
What is a SAFO?
In order to increase your sense of security you can also be fitted with a SAFO (Silicone-Ankle-Foot Orthosis). Due to the non-rigid silicone material you receive an active feedback when placing your foot on the ground. This helps you to identify stumbling blocks or rocky surfaces. Furthermore, a high wearing comfort is achieved through the use of skin-friendly and easy to clean silicone.
SAFOs are great for the Australian lifestyle of going to the beach and swimming at the local pool. Due to the silicone construction of the SAFO it is perfect to provide the support you need in wet environments.