BabyGAIT AFO Assessment Kit

BabyGAIT gives toddlers an orthosis that will allow their little feet to move in a more fluid and natural biomechanical gait pattern. It is made from carbon composite with an anterior shell, lateral strut, and an engineered footplate with open calcaneus. Anterior shell assists in managing proximal deficits by helping to manage either knee hyperextension or crouch gait. BabyGAIT is intended to support the foot/ankle complex in a more functional posture while allowing more normal ROM during the developmental years.






  • Foot drop
  • Gait deviation secondary to proprioceptive deficit (either unstable or low-tone gait)
  • Toe-walker with no mid-foot collapse
  • Low-tone crouch gait, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, MMC.

Kit contains: 

  • Small, Medium, Large, Left and Right BabyGaits with softkits labelled ‘not for resale’
  • Carry bag


What is an AFO?

  • An AFO, or Ankle Foot Orthosis, is an ankle brace designed to support instability, weakness, or irregular posture. It stabilises the ankle, enhancing biomechanics, particularly for conditions like foot drop. OPC Health offers both prefabricated and custom AFOs based on individual patient needs.


When should I use an AFO?

  • Determining the need for an AFO should involve a healthcare provider’s assessment, such as an Orthotist or Physiotherapist. Prefabricated AFOs are suitable for mild foot drop, while custom devices are recommended for more complex cases involving coronal plane deviations.


How does an AFO work?

  • An AFO ankle brace applies a 3-point force system to the limb, employing two forces in one direction and a counterforce opposing them to act on the limb.


Which AFO is right for me?

  • Healthcare providers, such as Orthotists or Physiotherapists assess patient profiles to determine the most appropriate AFO ankle support. Their thorough evaluation guides clinicians in recommending suitable treatments.


How do I take care of my AFO?

  • Most AFOs can be wiped with a wet wipe, and removable padding can be hand washed with soapy water. Ensure both the AFO and padding are completely dry before use.


What is the warranty for an AFO?

  • Our warranty coverage varies for each product, ensuring tailored protection. For specific details or inquiries, contact our customer service at the provided number, 1300 672 937, or visit our website here. We’re here to assist you with any questions regarding the warranty for your particular product.


How do I know if my AFO will fit correctly?

  • Patients may initially experience discomfort, but it should subside during the wearing-in period. Clinicians should ensure proper function, addressing any issues like excessive pressure or friction.


Which AFO is the best for Footdrop?

  • The best AFO for foot drop depends on factors such as severity, diagnosis, environment, and goals.


How long should I wear an AFO ankle brace?

  • The wearing regime varies, prescribed by clinicians based on individual needs — some wear it only when walking or during the day.


How do I put on an AFO brace?

  • An AFO can be placed in the shoe and worn simultaneously, acting as a shoehorn, or it can be put on first with straps tightened, followed by putting on the shoe.


Do AFOs really help?

  • When prescribed correctly, AFOs significantly improve the quality of life by aligning with patient goals and enhancing gait biomechanics.


Can I still do sport with my AFO ankle Brace?

  • The feasibility of participating in sports with an AFO depends on the specific sport, the type of AFO, and individual circumstances. Some individuals successfully engage in sports with certain AFOs, while others may find it challenging. It’s crucial to consult with your healthcare provider to determine the most suitable AFO for your desired physical activities and receive guidance on adapting to sports while wearing it.
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BabyGAIT AFO Assessment Kit