Products from Black Robin Designs are inspired by the great many parents and practitioners we have met through our work at C-Pro Direct. The issues we have addressed are based on practical experiences and what people tell us are good ideas.
Working in collaboration with MD Orthopaedics, C-Pro Direct designs and manufactures the Abduction Dorsiflexion Mechanism (ADM), which is a new generation of foot abduction braces offering unrivalled levels of active control, comfort and convenience.
The ADM is a new generation of foot abduction brace offering unrivalled levels of active control, comfort and convenience. The ADM enables new bracing strategies beyond the scope of the boots and bar to encourage active development. No other Dynamic AFO (DAFO) supports both sub-talar and tibio-talar joint functions in a single device.
As a night brace the ADM is convenient and comfortable for use, well tolerated by children and may be used to prevent clubfoot relapse in accordance with the Ponseti Method. For some cases it may also be used to manage clubfoot relapse. The ADM permits full functional mobility and may be attached to normal footwear for children with dynamic supination.
It is not easy to persuade toddlers and children to actively engage in physiotherapy to stretch their Achilles tendons and calf muscles. But a few minutes good quality stretching each day can really help “toe walkers” to improve their gait, growing clubfoot children to avoid relapses and many other conditions linked to limited dorsiflexion.
This child friendly ramp can readily be incorporated into routine activities, such as daily teeth cleaning, playing computer games or working at a desk.
The Dorsi Ramp is recommended for children suffering from conditions such as idiopathic toe walking, cerebral palsy and clubfoot.
In a recent survey, all daily users of the Dorsi Ramp believe it to be effective.
Specially designed socks for use when wearing the Ponseti AFO sandals. Special features include:
C-Pro Direct Ltd is the European Distributor for MD Orthopaedics Inc. USA, the manufacturers of the Ponseti AFO (sandals and bars) and training models.
The Ponseti AFO (sandals and bar) comes in a range of types and sizes. This includes 4 different sized bar and 3 types of sandals to be attached to the bar. Sandals are available to buy singularly or in pairs without the bar, if you already have a bar. Please read the descriptions below carefully before deciding what to purchase. Please contact us if you require further information. Please note middle strap pressure saddles are available for all sandals to provide extra padding if necessary.
An online shop setup to support parents of children with differently sized feet. Split Shoe Sizes has a range of shoes available in split sizes at no extra cost.
My Clever Night-Night Shoes is the perfect bedtime story for children who sleep with boots and bar, encouraging Ponseti kids to wear their specially designed 'night-night' shoes because it is not only a crucial part of their treatment, but the results are well worth it.
Written by a Mum with first-hand experience of a strong-willed child who sometimes had to be convinced to wear his brace, this light-hearted, inspiring and comforting story describes the exciting jobs that different shoes have, and that wearing the brace enables them to do anything they want to do.
All proceeds contribute to Clubfoot charities around the world.
C-Pro Direct, in conjunction with Both Feet Forward and Steps charities, have produced a video/DVD which we hope will be helpful to parents in their understanding of the condition of Clubfoot, and its treatment by the Ponseti method.
Copies of the video on DVD are available free of charge from us.