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Fabrication of a Training AFO

Course: #3119Level: Advanced 2 Hours 115 Reviews

Research indicated that in inpatient rehab "The largest percentage of time in physical therapy sessions was spent on gait activities" (Jette, et al., Physical Therapy, 2005; 85(3): 238-248, p. 241). Ankle foot orthotics (AFOs) are not issued in inpatient rehab due to the costs and interim interventions such as stabilizing the foot with an ace bandage are not adequate. Facilities do not have access to pre-fabricated AFOs or electrical stimulation units now being used as walking aides to replace AFOs. Focused rigidity casting is widely used in the orthopedic population and can be applied to the neurologic population. This course will provide insight on the use of focused rigidity casting to fabricate training an AFO. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

It is recommended to view course 3046 prior to viewing this course.

Course created on August 13, 2018

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Course Type: Recorded Webinar

CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OK/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkEvaluate impairment results to determine distinguishable features of a training AFO
  • checkmarkIndependently discern which materials should be used and in what order for fabricating a training AFO
  • checkmarkAccurately modify application of fabrication materials to accommodate impairments, thus fabricating an effective training AFO for safe walking


0-15 Minutes Background, review of learner outcomes
15-30 Minutes Review of neurological impairments & impact on AFO fabrication
30-60 Minutes Explanation of fabrication materials
60-90 Minutes AFO Fabrication Process
90-110 Minutes AFO Assessment
110-120 Minutes Summary, Q & A


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Presenter Disclosure: The presenter received an honorarium for this course and is also an advisory board member on

Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on the following specific products or services and will not include info on other products or services: Items used to fabricate the training AFO from BSN Medical: 3-inch Delta Terry-Net™ S Terry Cloth Stockinette, 1-inch Delta Terry-Net™ Adhesive Fleece Liner, 3-inch Specialist® 100 Cotton Undercast Padding, 2-inch Delta Terry-Net™ Adhesive Hook Strap, 2-inch Delta Terry-Net™ Stretch Loop Closure, 3-inch Delta-Cast® Conformable Polyester Cast Tape, 2-inch Delta-Cast® Conformable Polyester Cast Tape, 23-inch Delta Terry-Net™ Adhesive Terry Cloth/ Foam Padding

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