The Elite AFO Rehabilitator is a carbon fiber AFO with an anterior cuff and lateral strut. As the patient walks, ground reaction forces with improved heel strike activate forward momentum creating a dynamic ankle / foot dorsi assist at toe off to eliminate foot drop. The unique flexible foot plate design provides an upward “pop” at toe off to facilitate hip and knee flexion to reduce hip circumduction and improve gait biomechanics. The Elite AFO Rehabilitator is an ideal AFO for patients receiving gait training physical therapy, as the dynamic gait assist provided by the brace facilitates gait training therapy.
Many chronically poor ambulators currently using more rigid AFO’s may benefit from upgrading to the dynamic assist Elite AFO Rehabilitator. Patients should exhibit adequate ankle stability unbraced. Replacing a rigid AFO with the Elite AFO Rehabilitator can improve gait biomechanics and gait speed while reducing energy expenditure during gait.
Ongoing Care Solutions, Inc., is the leading provider of contracture management orthotic devices in the U. S. OCSI offers SoftPro static orthotics for positional therapy, AirPro orthotics for the management and rehabilitation of severe contractures, DynaPro orthotics for the management and rehabilitation of mild to moderate contractures including orthotic therapy for patients with spasticity, and OrthoPro orthotics providing functional support in rehabilitation for orthopedic indications.