The decision for a stance control orthosis is often made too late or too conservative due to a lack of knowledge about the possibilities the orthosis can offer in the clinical rehabilitation process or because of the cost of the orthosis not being properly considered in the overall rehabilitation process. This workshop will show why patients can improve faster with a Swing Phase Lock system in order to gain in functionality and body activity.
During walking, ROM limitation in the ankle can lead to severe knee hyperextension in stance and gait. This contracture restricts joint mobility and can be effectively treated with the Low Load Prologned Stretch (LLPS) method with a Dynamic MultiMotion joint. After gaining PROM a customized well-aligned AFO can increase walking speed and functionality as well as limiting knee hyperextension, provided there is adequate dorsal flexion PROM and a minimum Quadriceps force (MRC4). This workshop will show how easy dynamic contracture management is and how this can simplify the application of an alignable AFO.