Foot Drop, Children
Drop foot is a medical symptom that means weakness in the muscles that lift the foot upwards. Allard AFO (Ankle Foot Orthosis) has a unique series of products also for children and adolescents in the field of drop foot orthoses. An Allard AFO is an orthosis that helps to lift the foot upwards during the swing phase to create a better walking pattern and contribute to a better toe-off. The orthosis helps children and adolescents with impaired gait function to a better life thanks to the orthosis' stability and dynamic function. There are three different pediatric models of the Allard AFO; KiddieFLOW ™, KiddieGAIT® and KiddieROCKER®. These orthoses have different levels of stability depending on the child's weakness. Neurological diagnoses that are indicative of using Allard AFO are: Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida and other neuromuscular diseases that affect gait. The aim is to improve gait patterns and gait capacity for individuals with impaired function in the lower extremities.