Ankle-Foot Orthosis


An ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is an orthosis or brace that surrounds the ankle and foot. AFO’s are L shaped and are externally applied to the leg and foot.
Indications for AFO’s


  • Control of ankle position
  • Compensate for muscle weakness (drop foot) caused by a stroke, spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, polio, multiple sclerosis and peripheral neuropathy and charcot’s foot
  • Immobilize the ankle and lower leg in the presence of arthritis or fracture.
  • Stabilization of the ankle and subtalar joint caused by adult acquire flat foot
  • Enhance normal movement of the ankle,
  • Minimize abnormal gait patterns and
  • Increase the efficiency of walking

Our Custom-made Ankle Foot Orthoses meet high demands for function and fit.
They are fabricated from state-of-the-art materials and meet patient requirements for fitting and for physical therapy.

This orthosis supports the leg just above the anklebones or malleoli. The SMO is considered the shortest of the Ankle Foot Orthosis or AFO’s.
The SMO is prescribed for patients who have soft, flexible, flat feet. The SMO is designed to maintain a vertical, or neutral heel while also supporting the arches of the foot. This can help improve standing balance and walking.