Re: Need to learn about CP
They're also called braces or splints. Maybe you've heard those names before? Sarah wears them because when standing she could put most of the pressure on the inside of her foot, instead of standing with flat feet. Other problems could be the feet turning inwards or standing on tip toes. Sarah does this while walking.
They offer support and stretch the muscles that are often tensed up. The AFO's sarah has are plastic & are shaped to the mold of her legs. They have two straps and she wears sneakers over them.
You can also get hand splints that keep the hand in an open position & arm splints to keep the arms straight. The arm splint looks different than the leg one.. It's cloth material with velcro in like three places.
There's piles of different aids you can get. Often times you need to do the looking yourself though, it seems.