The Prosthetics and Orthotics Lab at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab


Using an Ultraflex Stretching AFO

Posted By Donald McGovern, CPO, FAAOP


The Ultraflex AFO is a unique device designed to provide a continuous muscle stretch to improve range of motion for functional activities. This custom-fabricated device incorporates gears and torsion springs to provide maximum adjustability and strength to address muscle tightness in patients with muscle spasticity.

Watch this step-by-step demonstration, including a few tips and tricks, to help caregivers and patients use this device properly.


The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Prosthetics & Orthotics Department is excited to share this video and continue to provide prosthetic and orthotic devices to our patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. In some cases, we are able to ship finished devices to patients and perform live fitting appointments via our secure TeleHealth platform.

Learn more about our TeleHealth.


Post by Don McGovern, CPO

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