KiddieGait

Start off on the right foot – give toddlers an orthosis that will allow their little feet to move in a more fluid and natural b iomechanical gait pattern.
Pediatric gait poses special challenges due to dynamic muscle tone that often presents in much of this population. Not only are there the usual ground reaction forces involved in gait biomechanics, but also top-down spasticity driven forces exacerbate gait deviations and deformities. Now, KiddieGAIT offers innovative options that have never been available for AFO management of these challenges. Functional environments can be created that supplement gait function instead of immobilizing

kiddiegait
  • Designed to allow integration of your custom foot orthotic to help control ground-up forces.
  • Lateral strut can also serve as a base to affix a T-Strap to control excessive eversion at the ankle.
  • Anterior shell to assist in management of proximal deficits by helping to overcome either knee hyperextension or crouched gait

Indications

  • Footdrop
  • Gait deviation secondary to proprioceptive deficit (either unstable or low-tone gait)
  • Toe-walker with no midfoot collapse
  • Low Tone Crouch Gait
  • Spina Bifida
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy

Contra-indications

  • Lacking ROM towards dorsiflexion (need at least 5° dorsiflexion past neutral)
  • Very rigid foot structure
  • Quadriceps spasticity Fixed postural Genu Valgumor Genu Varum
  • Fixed postural PesValgus or PesVarus

Limitations

  • Knee hyperextension