This case series explored the effects of clinically prescribed ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) on the ankle-foot roll-over shapes (ROS) of persons with various pathologies. We hypothesized that persons for whom AFOs had been prescribed would have an abnormal ROS and that AFOs would make the ROS similar to that of able-bodied persons. The results of this case series suggest that while clinically prescribed AFOs tend to improve ROS compared to walking without an AFO, they do not completely normalize it. Further research is required to assess the relationship between gait dysfunction, AFO design, and ROS.
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