Hi. My son has recently started wearing AFO's and he can't run in them to play football. He has the 'traditional' hard plastic style that start behind the calf and go under his foot. Will he be able to run in them in time? He is only 10 and the easier I can make it for him to do everything he wants in the AFO's the better chance I have in keeping him wearing them.
Any other advice or tips about AFO's would also be appreciated as he has been told he will be wearing them until adulthood. I am getting lots of blank looks when I ask the orthotics or physio department whether there are diffent designs of the same product we could look into or whether eventually he could progress into a specially built shoe which keeps the foot in position. I have read about silicone AFO's on the internet but are they suitable for children and only available privately?
Any advice appreciated!