A fellow therapist put a link to the Rancho Los Amigos Recommendations for Orthotic Assessment and Decision-Making And Prescription or R.O.A.D.M.A.P up on Twitter this past week.
It’s goal is to help clinicians “choose [the] appropriate orthosis given [the] patient’s clinical picture and/or impairments.” Basically, we have a decision tree that helps the clinician determine if a reciprocating gait orthosis (RGO), knee-ankle-foot orthosis (KAFO) or ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is appropriate and also what subtype. I can see this being very useful, especially with AFOs. I get bogged down in all the sub-types of AFOs, honestly.
Just wanted to share that resource with y’all, but there are some videos of RGO and KAFO, because personally, I’ve only seen KAFOs once in real life on an elderly polio survivor. Good to be reminded every now and again.