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Ankle Foot Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Ankle Foot Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Suggested Wearing Schedule: Your doctor has prescribed an AFO to address a foot and ankle issue. Because the AFO is made of a rigid material, it is important to get used to it gradually. Use the AFO as recommended by your doctor or therapist, and keep all of your...
Foot Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Foot Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Suggested Wearing Schedule: Day 1 – Wear 1 hour on, 1 hour off, up to 3 times per day Day 2 – Wear 2 hours on, 2 hours off, up to 3 times per day Day 3 – Wear 3 hours on, 1 hour off, up to 2 times per day Day 4 – Wear 4 hours on, 1 hour off, up...
Spinal Orthosis Use and Care Instructions

Spinal Orthosis Use and Care Instructions

Your doctor has prescribed a TLSO to address a spinal issue. Because the TLSO is made of a rigid material, it is important to follow the wearing instructions. Use the TLSO as recommended by your doctor and keep all of your follow up appointments. Putting on your...
Supra Malleolar Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Supra Malleolar Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Because the SMO’s are made of a rigid material, it is important to get used to them gradually. Day 1 – Wear 1 hour on, 1 hour off, 3 times per day Day 2 – Wear 2 hours on, 1 hour off, 3 times per day Day 3 – Wear 3 hours on, 1 hour off, 2 times per...
Instructions for Wearing Prosthetic Liners

Instructions for Wearing Prosthetic Liners

Putting on your prosthetic liner: Turn the liner INSIDE OUT. Place the cup end of the liner against your residual limb with no air bubbles or space. Roll the liner on while keeping the end of the liner flush against your limb. Roll, roll, roll up until the liner is in...