Thursday, June 19, 2014

Casting and fitting

Yesterday, Afua had her feet casted for new leg braces. So far, she has worn braces that were designed to stretch her heel cords to a neutral position for standing. 6 months later, she is now ready for more conventional braces that can be worn with shoes. 

We also had a fitting for a custom dynamic movement orthosis (DMO) that will support her core as she learns new movement patterns. It also supports her in sitting and standing which will be a huge help. 

Here is a great video to see what the suit looks like and how it helps children:

The process to be approved for equipment is a test of endurance but our persistence paid off. In a few weeks Afua will have new opportunities for movement (and cute shoes covering her toes!). 

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