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**The locks on the joints are only used to make it easier to put the Rooster Boot on. The joints should always be unlocked while it is being worn.**

1. Have your child seated or laying on their back with their knee and hip flexed. This is with the knee towards the chest. Make sure the joint on the Rooster boot is locked and holding the orthosis at a 90 degree angle(not flexed forward into dorsi-flexion).

2. Make sure you have the right tongue with the right orthosis and left tongue with the left orthosis.


3. Place your child's foot into the orthosis while keeping his/her knee up towards the chest. Place the tongue in the cavity where it was made, making sure that it is not folded.


4. Pull the Velcro closures snug across the top of the foot.


5. Secure the straps above the ankle. When the tongue is in the correct place, the Velcro will line up.


6. Unlock the joint. (Different components may have been used depending on patient size and need.) Make sure that the joint is un-locked and is able to move into plantar flexion and dorsi-flexion. This allows the patient to move against the joint if needed, when they relax the joint will be providing a stretch.


7. Check to make that your child's heel is all the way down and in to the back and bottom of the Rooster Boot by looking through the peek hole. If there is a space between the padding and the heel, repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 making sure to remove any slack from the straps.

Pull a little extra sock out toward the toes and up toward the knees to remove any wrinkles and make sure the toes are not cramped by a tight sock.


8. Check your child’s Rooster Boot while they are sleeping to be sure they are getting a stretch. Improvement in Range of Motion can be a slow process and will vary with each patient. The key is to insure that the joint is set high enough to create as much stretch as possible while still keeping the child comfortable and able to sleep.

9. You were given an adjustment tool for the Rooster Boot at your child's fitting appointment. You will recall that the tension can be turned up or down depending on what is needed and tolerated. The tension on the Rooster Boot joint should not be increased by more than one number per week to insure that your child is tolerating the changes.

10. Call our office immediately if any of the following occur:
-You are unable to get or hold your child's heel all the way into the orthosis.
-Your child gets any red marks that last more than 20 minutes after removing the Rooster Boot.
-You are unsure how to adjust your child's Rooster Boot.
-You have any other questions or concerns regarding your child's orthotic treatment.


The Rooster Boot should be kept clean. Wash out with a damp rag with soap and water as needed. Allow to air dry.

The Rooster Boot is not made for walking and should only be worn during down time. The soling that we put on is intended to be used only if your child gets up during the night. The Rooster boots should be removed for “up time” activities.

A thin sock with a heel works best.

If the Velcro wears out, contact us and we will replace it.

Call us right away if you have any questions or concerns.
(616) 956-5556