Boston Othotics and Prosthetics

Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFOs)

Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics is an expert in manufacturing and fitting ankle foot orthotics (AFOs) for the treatment of defects and abnormalities in the lower legs due to congenital abnormalities, disease, injury, trauma, or other conditions.

AFOs can be used to improve or correct lower limb issues by providing support to the limb, improving alignment, controlling motion, minimizing pain, and correcting or preventing the progression of deformities.

Boston O&P manufactures all our AFOs using the best materials. Our AFOs are available in either custom-fabricated or off-the-shelf solutions.

Our custom-fabricated AFOs are created using a cast or scan of the patient, and are modified by hand or using Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology to ensure the best and most comfortable fit.

Our pre-fabricated solutions are manufactured in a number of standard sizes for an affordable and fast alternative.

Custom Fabricated AFOs

Solid Ankle AFO

The Boston O&P solid ankle AFO is used to treat conditions including excessive pronation, heel inversion or eversion, forefoot abduction or adduction, and gait instability.

The solid ankle AFO provides maximum ankle stability, with trim lines determined by medical necessity and through gait analysis. The solid ankle AFO can be fabricated with a molded inner bootie to improve foot alignment and reduce tone.

Articulated AFO

The Boston O&P articulated AFO is used to treat conditions including excessive pronation, heel inversion or eversion, forefoot abduction or adduction, and knee instability.

The articulated AFO provides controlled ankle movement, with motion determined by medical necessity and through gait analysis. The articulated AFO can be fabricated with a molded inner bootie to help reduce tone by providing improved foot alignment.

Floor (Ground) Reaction AFO

The Boston O&P floor (ground) reaction AFO is used to treat conditions including excessive pronation, heel eversion, forefoot abduction, and crouch gait.

The floor (ground) reaction AFO provides optimal dorsiflexion stop mechanics for crouch gait patterns. It can be fabricated with a molded inner bootie to help provide improved foot alignment in the AFO to reduce tone.

Posterior Leaf Spring (PLS) AFO

The Boston O&P posterior leaf spring (PSL) AFO is used to treat conditions including foot drop, heel eversion, forefoot abduction, and gait instability.

The PSL AFO controls plantarflexion at heel strike and maintains dorsiflexion during the swing phase of the gait cycle. It can be fabricated with a molded inner bootie to help provide improved foot alignment in the AFO to reduce tone.

AFOs Available in Both Custom & Pre Fabricated Custom Fit

Boston Soft AFO

The Boston Soft AFO is used to treat conditions including myelomeningocele, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, trauma, decubitus ulcer prevention, and plantar fasciitis.

The Boston Soft AFO enhances lower extremity positioning and reduces spastic tone. It is made with non-allergenic foam that is easily cleaned with soap and water, and includes built-in heel relief that promotes patient comfort and the healing of ulcers. An optional anti-rotation stabilizer can be added for a small charge.

Boston Soft AFO Standard Module Size Chart