In March of this year, a group of podiatrists travelled to the rarified air of the French Alps to spend time together to explore how they practice, discuss the challenges they face and ultimately learn how they can expand their thinking on the profession of podiatry.

Some of the conversations that took place in and around our Alpine chalet and on the slopes were captured on camera!

WEBINAR: DJD, Dropfoot and Beyond: Expand your treatment option with the Richie Brace

Dr Doug Richie return in June to deliver another widely anticipated webinar on the Richie Brace ankle foot orthotic. This time, on the topic of DJD, DROPFOOT AND BEYOND: EXPAND YOUR TREATMENT OPTION WITH THE RICHIE BRACE

5th Transatlantic Wound Science & Podiatric Medicine Conference/ All Ireland Podiatry Conference

Later this week Firefly will be exhibiting and delivering a workshop at the 5th Transatlantic Wound Science & Podiatric Medicine Conference / All Ireland Podiatry Conference in Galway, Ireland.

Firefly will be presenting a workshop between 14.30 & 15.30 on Friday 29th with three speakers discussing the following topics: The Orthotic Industry and the Diabetic Foot, Material Science and Orthoses Prescription Objectives and Keeping the In-Remission Foot Stable.

There’s a slight change to the workshop from the published programme, Firefly Founder & Medical Director, Martin McGeough, will not be speaking at the workshop but Firefly’s Commercial Director, Frank Sharkey will take on presenting duties in Martin’s place.

Firefly Workshop Speakers

 Frank Sharkey, Firefly Commercial Director
▷ Orthotic Labs and the Future of Orthoses For the at Risk Foot.

Sarah O’Connell, NUIG Lecturer in Podiatric Medicine, Momentum Foot & Ankle Clinic
▷ Material Science & Objectives of Orthoses for the At Risk Foot.

Yvonne Buckley, HSE Mid-West Podiatrist.
▷ Keeping the In Remission Foot Stable: a case history.

Richie Brace webinar with Dr Doug Richie

Join Dr. Doug Richie, the creator of the renowned Richie Brace ankle foot orthotic, as he performs a deep-dive on treating Adult Acquired Flatfoot using the Richie Brace AFO.

How To Create Saved Favourites in FUSION

How To Create Saved Favourites in FUSION


Capturing patient foot anatomy via 3D scanning technology is becoming the norm for many of today’s podiatrists.

At Firefly, we developed the FUSION app, to capture patient foot anatomy using the iPad and Structure Sensor scanner hardware.


FUSION offers significant efficiencies including, but not limited to: speeding up the prescription process, reducing orthotic turn-around times,  eliminating the need to stock foam boxes and/or plaster of paris.

Unique to the FUSION app is the functionality build-in to the app for the user to create prescription templates that can be called on to increase the prescription process.


Many podiatrists have go-to prescriptions for a device type. That’s to say, if a podiatrist is prescribing a sport custom made foot orthotic for a football boot, they might find they get best results when prescribing a full length, XT Sprint shell material with narrow shell grind, with puff top cover and 2 millimetre heel lift. The prescription can be recorded in FUSION as a saved favourite and called on with the touch of a button.

When a saved favourite is used, the podiatrist can make adjustments and change any element of the prescription to meet a particular patients need.

In simple terms, the saved favourites allows you to very quickly load a template prescription which you can tweak as required.


How the Orthotic Industry Sizes Foot Orthoses

Podiatrists prescribing custom made foot orthoses need to be confident what they prescribe will meet the needs of their patients. In this blog and video, Martin Mc Geough discusses how the orthotic manufacturing industry size devices.



We’re rolling out the Firefly second set offer for the month of February.

Across our network of Firefly Foot & Ankle clinics in Ireland, we find offering our patients’ a second set of orthoses at a reduced rate is good for the patient and good for business.

The offer gives patients an opportunity to avail of a second set of Firefly custom made foot orthoses for alternative footwear at a great price!

Normally we offer second sets at a reduced rate of 15%, for this promotion Firefly is offering you a 20% discount* on second sets from February 1st to 28th 2022.

For example, you may have prescribed a patient a set of  functional devices  for everyday footwear and you know the patient will benefit from a pair of dress or sport devices for alternative footwear**. You now have an opportunity to re-engage the patient by offering the product at a discounted rate of 20%.

From today, reach out to your patients via mail or email informing them of the chance to order a second/subsequent set of Firefly Orthoses custom made foot orthoses in a different style from their initial set, or the same style depending on their needs.
Firefly are offering you a 20% discount on the cost of ordering an exact duplicate or a modified order. How you present this to your patients is entirely up to you. However, to make things as easy as possible, we have created a template you can use to reach out to your patients.

Orders must be placed between Tuesday 1st & Monday 28th of Feb to avail of this discount. Quote the code: FEB20 on the order form or in the special instructions section if ordered via the FUSION app. The promo code must be quoted to avail of the offer!!!

If you’ve any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
*discount available to customers on Firefly Orthoses standard pricing only.
**This promotion is not applicable to Richie Brace AFOs.

Why Choose Firefly in 2022?

A new year brings fresh goals for many podiatrists, both personal and professional. Why not join the Firefly community, broaden you scope of practice and achieve better patient outcomes. Start your Firefly journey today!

Royal College of Podiatry Conference 2021

We are delighted to announce Firefly Orthoses will be attending the Royal College of Podiatry Conference in Liverpool on November 18th to 20th.

Firefly MSK Case History Session 

On Friday evening of the conference from 5.45pm in room 12 we will be presenting a specion Firefly MSK Case History session featuring 3 podiatrists; Martin J. Mc Geough, Founder & Medical Director of Firefly Orthoses Ltd, Sarah O’Connell of Momentum Foot & Ankle Specialists and Zoe Wilson from ZW Foot & Ankle. Each of the three podiatrists will present on a MSK case history that incorporates the prescription of a custom made foot orthoses.

This is a unique opportunity to broaden your scope of practice and to learn how orthotic therapy can be an effective conservative form of treating pathologies relating to the foot and ankle.

You can find us at stand 11 in the exhibition hall, close to the catering area and discussion zone. At the stand we will have the full range of Firefly custom made foot orthotics for you to explore. Members of our Technical Support team on hand to answer any questions you might have about our products and services. You will be able to demonstrate our FUSION app for iPad which is the most efficient way of capturing patient foot anatomy and submitting a prescription to our lab for manufacture.

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Watch Kevin Rosenbloom’s Firefly Webinar

In September Firefly brought you another world class speaker from the field of podiatric medicine, Kevin Rosenbloom. Watch it now.