Re: Conflicting advice - AFO's or Prescription Orthotics with shoe modification
DS is 2 and half and has spastic diaplegia, most tightness in the hips and calfs. Ok, so we have a mixture of what you've been recommended.
UFOs for Physio work with a heal lift of around 2cm. He wears for standing, a small amount of time in a walking frame and long sitting.
Piedros, specialist shoes, which are flat for using in his specialist seating, going out in his wheelchair and also for less intinsive time in his walker.
I don't know how its all paid for, we're in the UK and its provided on our NHS system. But I wouldn't know what to recommend if you have to choose. I would say either would be good as it gives neccessary stretching. You know your child best. The UFOs certainly stretch more, and they are made small enough that they fit into the shoes. Could you find out about having a mixture?
Ultimatly its physio who is working with him the most, so talk it over with them.