Amputation Support & Info Posts

Prosthetic Feet – POI Community Connect

Prosthetic Feet – POI Community Connect

In this video, Russ and Kelvin of Prosthetic Orthotic Institute (POI) provide an in-depth discussion on different kinds of prosthetic feet, and the criteria and considerations used for selecting the appropriate foot for a patient that needs a prosthesis. To learn more...
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...
Ankle 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...