So I was sent home with instructions to wear them every day. But, in some ways, they may have helped me to become a better person. It took me months to recover. I first met Marcelo when he was 3 years old, in a remote mountain village called Caballo de Arriba Upper Horse. I tried to protest, but nobody listened. He has since learned how to make artificial limbs, wheelchairs and other assistive devices.
At PROJIMO, we had learned that one way to help children combat varus contractures of their feet was for them to practice walking on boards placed side by side in an open "V".
Leg Braces for David:
I can now walk up to 15 miles a day with little discomfort. Worse still, the pressure of the varus ankle against the plastic became quite painful. So, mostly, I suffered in silence. When I David Werner was a young boy, I gradually developed a strange, waddling gait way of walking. The U can be easily moved backward or forward, to test for the most beneficial position.