This SMO modification is designed for patients with low tone who toe walk due to sensory or stability concerns. It does not block plantarflexion. Instead, it facilitates a heel-toe gait pattern by using compression and a posterior tongue extension which provides a kinesthetic reminder to stay down. Kids are free to continue working on gait development and gross motor skills that require plantarflexion.
Surestep treats toe walking at the source by fixing pronation and providing proprioceptive input.
The Open Heel is a modification available on most of our SMOs and AFOs. Instead of the standard heel post, the plastic is cut away on the plantar surface of the heel. To reduce the risk of pinching and to maintain compression and calcaneal position, we have added a very thin molded inner boot.
The Surestep SMO has revolutionized orthotic management for children with hypotonia. Through the use of extremely thin, flexible thermoplastic, the Surestep SMO compresses the soft tissues of the foot with its patented design; stabilizing children while still allowing for natural development..
Surestep SMOs are carefully marked as ‘left’ and ‘right’ so the unique compression system can work its magic. Our products help to stabilize the foot and relieve stress on ankles, knees and hips so your child can grow and develop as a happy and healthy kid.
Designed to control moderate low tone pronation with an optimal amount of support and comfort, the Chipmunk has an integrated two-part system combining internal support from molded foam contours with the stability of a flat, external base and deep heel cup for maximum correction of foot position.