The SAFO®, or Silicone-Ankle-Foot Orthosis, is an Award winning orthotic that provides a long-term solution to drop-foot. The SAFO works by supporting the front of your leg down to the top of your foot. This helps you lift your foot while your leg swings during walking.

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Product overview

An attractive and comfortable alternative to rigid traditional AFOs (Ankle Foot Orthoses), the SAFO improves your balance, corrects your walking, stops you tripping and gives you a newfound sense of confidence and freedom.

The SAFO is available for adults and children alike. Once we have discussed your needs and expectations during an initial consultation, we will take a plaster-cast mould. Next, we will use the measurements from this to create your bespoke SAFO. This will ensure your SAFO is as comfortable and functional as possible.

The SAFO isn’t just more comfortable and functional than traditional rigid solutions. It can also be tailored to replicate your skin tone or your favourite colour.

Swim in your SAFO! Water sleeves are available to keep your SAFO secure whilst swimming.

Water sleeves are made from supportive silicone bands that fits securely over your existing SAFO. Designed to give you added security whilst in the pool or sea, the sleeves prevent movement from the resistance caused by water and stops your SAFO straps being loosened or unfastened.

Benefits of the SAFO :

  • Allows ‘normal’ foot/ankle action
  • Improved sensory feedback
  • Improved balance
  • Can be worn comfortably against the skin
  • Can be worn with or without a shoe
  • Easy to fit, clean and maintain
  • Can be worn for showering/swimming
  • Reduced risk of pressure sores

The SAFO is available in a number of product variants: –

  • SAFO One: Choice of seven skin tones
  • SAFO  Walk: Choice of three skin tones with easy-to-use Velcro straps

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