UCB, AFO, AND KAFO WEARING SCHEDULE
Begin wearing your orthosis in a NON
weight-bearing situation for 15-30 minutes several times each day,
ie., watching television or sitting down to eat.
- DAYS 4-7.
Continue step 1, add 15-30 minutes of function such as
walking around the house.
- DAYS 8-14.
Gradually work into the orthosis by increasing the wearing
Only increase the wearing time if
you are able to wear it fairly comfortably.
- You may
experience some discomfort in other parts of the body, such as in
you knees, hip, back, and neck.
These are normal reactions to the corrected alignment that
the orthosis is providing.
- Your orthosis
may need to be adjusted. For this reason, it is important to follow the check-up schedule to
maintain the optimum fit and function of your orthosis.
If a squeaking
sound is detected from the orthosis rubbing in your shoe, a light
dusting of talcum powder should remedy this noise.
To facilitate wearing of you
orthosis, you must follow these instructions as closely as possible.
orthosis is a highly specialized device.
As with any such device, the orthosis requires regular
It is very important that
you see your orthotist at least every six months for a check up
and maintenance of your orthosis.
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