The classic Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO, also called ankle brace or ankle splint) from Swift is custom-made for people with paralysis around the ankle and foot. As a result, control over properly lifting the foot is lost, leading to (partial) hanging of the foot during the swing phase. That’s generally called foot drop. It increases the chance of stumbling or tripping as the toes catch on the floor. It will also be more difficult to properly control heel contact in the next step. The entire foot suddenly hits the floor when the leg is starting its next step.
Classic Ankle Foot Orthosis
For people with paralysis around the ankle and foot