The Original AFO Assist® is an innovative, one-of-a-kind lower body dressing aid designed to help stroke survivors and other individuals with disabilities (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy) independently don an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) and shoe.
Many stroke survivors have to wear an AFO to correct foot drop caused by their disability. However, they do not have the use of both hands to hold, pick up, position, or put on their AFO and shoe as a result of hemiplegia (loss of limb movement on one side of the body). The Original AFO Assist® was designed to address this issue. It holds the AFO and shoe in a stable position to facilitate one-handed donning; thus reducing caregiver intervention while increasing user independence. The Original AFO Assist® comes completely assembled and is ready to use right out of the box.
Rehabilitation professionals have been using The Original AFO Assist® as an adaptive dressing aid in various settings, including inpatient, outpatient, subacute, school-based and home care OT sessions.
The following items are included free with each order of The Original AFO Assist®:
• 1 Foot Funnel;
• 1 Toe Tunnel; and
• 2 Shims.
Users who need help crossing one leg over the other should also consider The Original AFO Assist®’s Accessory Pack, which contains a Hook that aids in easier shoe donning (please see separate entry).
DIMENSIONS: LENGTH: 19.5”. WIDTH: 7”. HEIGHT: 9”.
SHIPPING WEIGHT: 5 lbs. 15 oz.
WARRANTY: 30-day money back guarantee (less $25.00 restocking fee) if the client calls the company and requests a RMA number. Client pays for return shipping.