Quest 88 Ankle Foot Orthoses can be effective with or without the riders' existing orthoses. The Quest 88 approach is to place the cuffs below the knee at the front. The AFO's are more effective this way and the soft tissue is much firmer and less likely to crease this way. Ideally AFO's should be positioned under any trousers so that movement is not impeded and the rider remains comfortable.
The lower leg and foot angle is maintained at approx. 90 degrees which enables a more efficient transfer of energy into pedalling and prevents foot-drop in a much more effective way than pulley/chord systems can. AFO's also help riders with adduction of the knees without the potential interference of pommels.
Quest 88 AFO's can only be used with Quest 88 AFO-ready Footplates and are primarily designed for Quest 88 tricycles and bikes although they are suitable for most other tricycle brands.
IMPORTANT - Quest 88 Footplates and AFO's should only be used in conjuction with lap belts, harnesses and upper body supports, as it is dangerous to fasten the feet to pedals without first securing the upperbody in some way. They should only be used under supervision appropriate to the riders physical and cognitive abilities.
|Cuff width (cm)||6||8||6||8||
|AFO Height (cm)||21.5 - 27.5||21.5 - 27.5||26.5 - 32.5||26.5 - 32.5||31.5 - 37.5||31.5 - 37.5||31.5 - 37.5||36.5 - 42.5|
With many of the products in the Quest 88 range it is necessary for the product to be demonstrated to ensure the correct level of support is attained. Quest 88 have Product Specialists available to provide demonstrations/assessments either at home, School, in Therapy Centres, Children's Centres or anywhere with suitable facilities. All assessments are carried out by Quest 88 staff.
Therapy Equipment, Including Walkers and Standers*
Quest 88 provide demonstrations of therapy, mobility and supportive equipment at schools, centres and homes across the UK. We also provide FREE Clinics for walker repairs and service.
Adaptive bikes and trikes such as the Hase range; are normally assessed and demonstrated at our Inclusive Cycling Hub, in a beautiful setting by the river in the market town of Shrewsbury. It is advisable to book an appointment to ensure the product you are interested in is available. We also offer demonstrations at schools and cycling schemes around the UK for Draisin Wheelchair Tandems and Side by Sides, however we have a limited number of demonstrators available.
Quest 88 Therapy Tricycles (Kitten, Colt, Panther etc.)
These are demonstrated and assessed nationally by our Product Specialists at schools, childrens centres and homes. This service is free and ensures that the tricycles are totally suitable for your needs.
RaceRunners & Gameframes
Quest 88 provide 'Sports Taster Sessions' for clubs and inclusive leisure facilities (UK-wide). In many cases we will do this in collaboration with CP Sport and other Clubs. You can find more information on our News & Events Page as well as on Facebook and CP Sports Events Pages.
* Try before you buy is not available for Therapy Benches, Tripods, Quads, Crutches and Rollators. These items can be seen at 'In Service' presentations on request.
For online purchases a delivery charge will be added prior to checkout. For other purchases delivery charges will apply and can be requested from our Sales team on 01952 463050 with the exception of our Kaye Posture Control Walkers (when purchasing a complete frame with front and rear leg/wheel options) which qualify for FREE carriage.
Unfortunately we are unable to respond to enquiries from the USA at this stage. Depending on the product range, Quest 88 may have global distribution rights or exclusivity restricted to the UK and Ireland only. Wherever possible we will direct emails from countries outside of our remit to the manufacturers concerned.
For information on our International Distributors for other countries including the EU, please contact our Sales Team on 01952 463050
Thank you for your understanding.