Grayden had an appointment on Monday to be casted for the third time for a pair of night time use AFO's (ankle foot orthotics). The doctors think that although he seems to have good ROM and movement he is slightly limited in his plantar flexion ROM (pointed toe) so they believe it would be a good idea to put him in AFO's at nighttime to stretch. He was previously casted back in November and technically received his first pair back in December; however I did not like the quality of the AFO or how his foot/ankle looked in them so he never wore them. The physiatrist also did not like them when he saw them so we attempted to get a new pair made in December; however because of insurance issues we were not able to get them. I offered to pay for the second pair so that we wouldn't have to wait, but believe it or not, those puppies cost 1500.00 a pair so there was no way I was about to drop that much money on something he would outgrow in about 2 months. Also, with the new therapy we have recently started (Feldenkrais-more to come on that later), I have been second guessing the use of the splints anyways so I really didn't mind waiting.
Boulder Ridge Zoo
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