Well, this seemed to stir the pot a bit, and to some degree reassured
my confidence is the profession. Since not all the replies we posted to
the list (several came directly to me), I will try to summarize….
For the most part I learned that DAFO’s are marketed to the PT’s and
OTs. One CO attended the DAFO course and he was the only CO there. Not
many of the CO’s who wrote back had anything good to say about the
DAFO’s. Some CO’s use them only because the prescriber wants them used,
and if they don’t provide a DAFO, the prescriber will send the patient
A few PT’s wrote back that they did use the DAFO’s and found them
comparable or better than the local CO designed AFO’s (take that how you
Thanks for all of the input….