I went to fitted for an afo for my right leg that I was casted for over six weeks ago ( despite being told that it would take only 4 at the most).
When the orthotist went to put the afo on me it was extremely lose, so much so I asked whether it was actually the one meant for me. I also commented that it did not have the instep strap, which to me is one of the most important straps on the afo as the high tone in my foot would just pull me out of it, rendering the afo useless.
I noted that when I moved my foot the afo seemed to flex which when I was to weight bear on it there would be little or no support. The orthotist said it should be better inside my piedro boots - to which my response was that now I have two afos I will not be supplied another pair of boots as the support is meant to come frome the splints.
I was there well over an hour while a technician added the right straps and remolded it to fit better.
Luckily he took on board what I had to say, and respected the fact that I know what I'm talking about.
What concerns me most is that I'm lucky in the fact that I can express my concerns and will use my knowledge to get what I know I need, but not everyone can or will, and what happens to them??