We're thrilled to announce that Orthotic Prosthetic Center (OPC), a long-time leader in prosthetic care throughout Northern Virginia, has merged with MCOP. However, even though their name will be changing, OPC will still operate in the exact same manner it always has, providing the highest level of quality care to clients throughout Virginia.Learn More

Glossary of Terms

Learn about the mostly commonly used terms in prosthetics and orthotics industry.

Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)

An ankle-foot orthosis (also known as simply an “AFO”) is a brace that supports and controls the motion of the foot at the ankle joint, as well as in the joints of the actual foot. The objective of an AFO is to help control instabilities in the lower limbs by helping the wearer maintain a more proper and balanced controlling motion while standing or walking.

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