DF block, PF block

Recommended for:

  • Excess Dorsiflexion/Crouching: Strong


  • Custom fabricated (from cast)
  • Defined plantar surface contours
  • Extremely durable brace - for larger patients
  • Full wraparound inner shell - for of foot position and alignment
  • Stiff posterior of outer frame - provides strength and stability, blocking plantarflexion and dorsiflexion


  • Presents with moderate to strong excess dorsiflexion/crouching caused by weakness (rather than high tone contractures).
  • Crouched stance can be improved by manually extending the knee.
  • Have sufficient hip, knee, and ankle range to allow correction to the targeted position.
  • Weight and size due to maturity have exceeded the patient's strength; ambulation is decreasing.