Cerebral Palsy

What is it?

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is one of the most common motor disorders in children that can affect movement and balance. In people who have CP, something (for example lack of oxygen during birth) has affected brain growth or development.  The messages from the brain to the muscles is altered thus affecting movement. The way that CP is expressed in each person may be different, so there are many different treatments.


Orthotic bracing can play a role in improving balance while standing, walking and running. Improvement of foot placement, supporting the ankle and foot with the use of ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) can increase balance and make walking or running more energy efficient and less tiring.

Girl walking with AFOs
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Pediatric AFOs

If you have concerns about your child’s balance or walking they should be assessed by an experienced healthcare professional who will provide a treatment plan for your child based on their individual requirements. The Certified Orthotists at CODG are trained to provide custom orthotic treatments for all different parts of the body.

Pediatric AFOs are custom molded to the shape of your child’s leg, and may require frequent adjustments as your child grows and changes. 

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