Category Archives: Pediatric Orthotic Tips

Go Plae Shoes another option for kiddos

Go Plae shoes are yet another option for kiddos that wear AFO’s or SMO’s.  The neat thing about these shoes is that they have extra depth and you can swap out the velcro straps for longer ones so the strap really connects to the other side. Check out their line of shoes at www.goplae.com .goplae

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Houdini Modification on Benik Handsplints

Have you ever had a child that is able to easily remove their Wrist Hand Finger Orthosis (WHFO)? Benik has a slick solution for this. They add an extra buckle similar to a backpack adjustment strap that makes it nearly impossible to take the WHFO off.

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More Shoe Options for Pediatric AFO wearer’s…Cheap TOO!

I have found that the Garanimal shoes from Walmart are fantastic.  They are wide, have a removable insole, and are fairly stylish.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Garanimals-Infant-Boy-s-Casual-Shoes/22153360

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Making a reinforced hole for a G-Tube for a TLSO body sock

Lately I have had a run on TLSO’s  for patients that have a G-tube.  Here is a little trick that I do with the body socks.  I take the silicone from Coyote Design and put a “blob” about the size of a 50 cent piece and then quickly use a rectangle of plastic and push the silicone into the sock.  I then use a half round punch to make a nice long oval hole.  Parents seem to really appreciate a hole that does not fray.

 

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Interesting Shoe Modification…Cut the tongue out…Make a Mary Jane?

Here is a shoe modification that I found interesting and creative. Mom wanted a shoe that was semi-open for the summer and ended up finding a stylish pair of tennis shoes and cut the tongue out. The SureSteps go in the shoes easily and the shoes look cute.

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Keeping Pace adds new shoes for children with AFO’s, SMO’s, and KAFO’s

Keeping Pace has added some new shoes to the line-up. Check out their sandal and Mary Jane style.

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Custom Straps for AFOs or for Lanyards for a prosthesis

Here is the first try of a custom strap. Stay tuned for more information.

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