Our Ponseti® AFO's are available as standard, PFS, Toe Stilt, or PFS/Toe
Stilt styles. AFO's may be purchased individually or in pairs, allowing the
purchase of different sizes and/or styles as needed for each foot. PFS and
standard styles may be mixed, however we do not recommend using the Toe Stilt
style on only 1 foot.
Standard Ponseti® AFO
Standard ankle foot orthotic for use with the Ponseti method of
clubfoot correction. Our patented system features a hard sole, a soft rubber
lining for comfort and compliance, and a soft synthetic leather body and straps.
The location of the heel can easily be seen through two holes in the back of the
AFO and the footwear attaches to the Ponseti® Bar, in accordance with the
standard Ponseti bracing protocol, with built-in dorsiflexion. Available in
sizes preemie through 12. Standard style AFOs, sizes preemie through 6, are now
available in 3 colors: gray, pink, or blue.
The articulated Plantar Flexion Stop limits plantar flexion with rigid
dorsiflexion to maintain the prescribed position of the foot. Recommended for
the complex clubfoot or for use with an articulating bar. This device is also
good for children with hyperflexible feet as it ensures the foot is always held
in a neutral or dorsiflexed position. Available in sizes 00 through 12.
Ponseti® AFO Toe Stilt &
AFO/PFS Toe Stilt A dual purpose AFO designed to support the Ponseti
method of treating clubfoot. The AFO can be worn attached to the Ponseti® Bar in
accordance with the standard Ponseti bracing protocol. It can also be worn for
short periods outside of regular bracing times in order to help the patient
maintain good dorsiflexion by stretching the Achilles tendon and helping to keep
the foot flexible. This is achieved by the placement of a severe wedge
permanently attached to the front of the AFO which has the effect of the feet
always being in a dorsiflexed position of 10 degrees when standing. The patient
must be ambulatory in order for the Toe Stilt AFO to have any effect when used
without the Ponseti® Bar. Available in sizes 2 through 11, in standard AFO and
Ponseti® Adjustable Bar
Abduction bar for managing the prescribed width and orientation of the
corrected clubfoot. This adjustable bar easily clips on and off the AFO footwear
by means of our patented "Quick Clip" system. This system provides greater ease
of use by increasing ease of clothing changes, placing the child in a highchair
or shopping cart and allows the AFO to be applied without the bar obstructing
access to the foot.
This soft, comfortable pressure saddle attaches to the middle strap of the
Ponseti® AFO to provide additional relief of pressure areas. Available in size
small and large. Sold individually.
Double Layered AFO
Double layered like those used by long-distance runners Guaranteed to prevent
blisters and sores Stretch fitting to prevent wrinkles Extra leg length to
extend beyond AFO Anti-slip dots for child safety Available in 8 sizes for
children from 0 months to 6 years to ensure a good fit. Sold in a package of 3
The simple effective way to encourage toddlers and young children to stretch
their achilles tendons and calf muscles. Safe, child friendly stretching with
10, 15, and 20 degree slope angles. Ideal for: Idiopathic Toe Walkers Cerebral
Palsy Clubfeet Trauma Recovery Other neuropathies and myopathies
The Parents' Guide to Clubfoot by Betsy
Written in everyday language, the book covers clubfoot in babies and older
children from diagnosis through treatment for mild to severe cases. It provides
details on clubfoot, its causes, treatment and care, along with an extensive
list of resources and clubfoot assessment aids. In keeping with currently
preferred treatments in the U.S., it emphasizes the Ponseti method, which
minimizes surgery, and includes perspectives from Ponseti-trained clubfoot
doctors and parents of children with clubfoot. However, separate chapters
discuss all pre- treatment and post-treatment care options and one chapter
covers surgery and post-surgery care if it becomes necessary.
Medical Teaching Models
Full Line of Teaching and Training Models for the Ponseti Method of Clubfoot
Treatment Photos of our models in action
Cast Application Rubber Legs &
Medical teaching model for practicing the proper application of plaster casts
to maintain the correction obtained by manipulation. Cast Application Rubber
Legs and Stands may be purchased as a complete set or individually. Available in
4 configurations: Left uncorrected, Right uncorrected, Left partially corrected,
and Right partially corrected.
Medical teaching model for illustrating the method and results of heel cord
tenotomy procedure. This is a useful visual aid when discussing the procedure
and expected results with the parent.
Ponseti® Clubfoot Model
Medical teaching model to demonstrate proper correction of clubfoot
deformity. Errors in the manipulation of the congenital clubfoot can easily be
demonstrated with this model.
Five Stage Cast Model
Medical teaching model which illustrates the five stages of casting used in
the Ponseti Method.