SMO is the acronym for Supra-Malleolar Orthosis and it gets it name from the area for which it encompasses. An SMO supports the leg just above the ankle bone.
|This was copied from Google photos and is just an example of how her ankles kind of look and how the SMO's may look. This is not a photo of Vada's feet.|
Vada has flatter feet than typical, that turn inward ever so slightly. Kind of like the top photo. Her left big toe also turns under a bit.
I am really hopeful that these will help Vada feel more confident in her walking abilities because SMO's help support the arches of a foot as well as help with standing and balance and I think that these are just the areas that may be holding he back from walking one hundred percent of the time.
Vada's SMO's will be a white plastic,
Unfortunately Vada's SMO's does not come in decorative colors like the top photo shows but we did "personalize" the padding as well as the straps... but you'll just have to wait until they've been made to see what hers look like.
Does your child wear SMO's? How any sizes in shoes did they have to go up to? What brands have worked for you and which have not?