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Foot Drop AFO Guide

Whether you are an AFO user, physician, O&P shop, or DME company, Thrive Orthopedics has a product and a solution for your carbon fiber AFO needs. Please read the appropriate guide below, and contact us if you need assistance. If you would like to order your F3 Magnetic AFO directly, please visit our online store.

For Patients

Please work with a healthcare professional & follow the steps below.

  1. Visit your podiatrist/physician to be assessed. Per Noridian guidelines, L1932 and L1951 ambulatory Carbon Fiber AFO's may be covered or partially covered for patient's that have conditions such as foot drop, contracture of the foot or ankle, primary osteoarthritis of the ankle or foot, other specific derangements of the ankle or foot not elsewhere specified
  2. If your podiatrist/physician deems a Carbon Fiber AFO to be medically necessary AND they have the appropriate insurance contracts to bill for the brace, they may take the following steps:
    • Ask your practitioner to order the the F3 Magnetic Carbon Fiber AFO from our online Store.
    • Once your physician receives your AFO, they will dispense it to you and bill your insurance.

For Healthcare Providers

With DMERC License:

If you are a healthcare professional with a DMERC license treating patients with foot drop or other associated conditions, you may order carbon fiber AFOs through our online store.

Ordering in Bulk?

If your practice is stocking or wishes to stock a large, monthly quantity of carbon fiber AFOs, use the following link to inquire about discounted pricing:

Without DMERC License:

If you are a healthcare professional without a DMERC license treating patients with foot drop or other associated conditions, contact us today! We will work with you to find an orthopedic DME vendor that can supply carbon fiber AFOs for your drop foot patients!

For DME Companies

If your Orthopedic DME company would like to place an order for our carbon fiber, foot drop AFOs, please visit our online store.

Ordering in Bulk?

If your orthopedic DME company is stocking or wishes to stock a large, monthly quantity of carbon fiber AFOs, use the following link to inquire about discounted pricing:


Contact us today if you have any questions at all.