Education → 1. Intro to Dynamic Bracing

Course 3 | Casting and Scanning for DAFOs

A good cast is an essential component in creating the very best outcome for each patient. Learn techniques for capturing a patient’s best position of function in a cast. Also learn about saving time by sending in digital scans, including how to evaluate scan quality and how to use Cascade's online e-Orders system.

Upon completion of this course, you will:
  • Know that the position you cast in directly affects brace fit and function.
  • Be able to cast the patient in the patient’s best position of function. (As close to the ideal position of function as possible.)
  • Know the steps of the casting process.
  • Be able to evaluate your cast for cast quality and position accuracy.
  • Know Cascade’s preferred scanning method.
  • Know which digital scanning equipment specs Cascade Dafo recommends.
  • Know which file formats Cascade accepts.
  • Know how to avoid scan defects.
  • Know Cascade’s scanning quality parameters.
  • Know how to send Cascade your digital scan files.

This course is approved for 1.25(S) credits by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, & Pedorthics. Participants must complete the final test with a minimum passing score of 80%. Cascade Dafo will submit names to ABC on a quarterly basis.

The coolest thing about this course:
We show you how to use the latest digital scanning technology for DAFOs – learn how to use this cutting edge technique to save shipping time and costs. Bonus info: We've included our best tips for working with children.
  • C3 Lesson 1 | Casting
  • C3 QUIZ 1 | Casting
  • C3 Lesson 2 | Scanning
  • C3 QUIZ 2 | Scanning
  • C3 | Final Test
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever