KiddieROCKER® is identical in shape and design as KiddieGAIT® but offers more rigid orthotic control. Developed primarily for bilateral foot drop patients and those with more involved pathologies. The extra stability will improve both balance and posture and give the wearer greater security, especially individuals with weak quadricep muscles. Usually the preferred orthosis to be used in conjunction with a socket and toe filler for management of partial foot amputations.
Foot drop, gait deviation secondary to proprioceptive deficit (either unstable or lowtone gait), toe-walker with no mid-foot collapse, low tone crouch gait, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, MMC.
Lacking ROM towards dorsiflexion (need at least 5°dorsiflexion past neutral), very rigid foot structure, quadriceps spasticity, fixed postural genu valgum or genu varum, fixed postural pes valgus or pes varus. Knee hyperextension that can not be orthotically managed.
KiddieGAIT® should always be worn with a soft interface between the leg and the anterior shell. A non-skid interface attached to the footplate will help prevent any plastic orthotic addition from damaging the carbon composite footplate. SoftKIT™ interfaces and SoftSHELLs are sold separately. (See "Accessories/Replacement Parts" for more information.) More about product selection and customization can be found in the Allard AFO Professional Instructions.