10th Podiatric Sports Medicine Conference

The Firefly Orthoses team will be attending the 10th Podiatric Sports Medicine Conference in Glasgow across the 8th and 9th of December 2022.

The conference is in collaboration and association with the British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM), the Royal College of Podiatry and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow hosted by Aesculap Academia.

Firefly will have a full range of custom made foot orthoses on stand number 7 at the conference.

This year also marks the 10th Anniversary of Podiatric Sports Medicine with the foundation stone laid by Professor Nat Padhiar after the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. To celebrate, a gala dinner will be held on the Thursday evening, which Firefly will be attend.

NEW OFFLOADING DEVICES

We have re-designed our specialised device range of custom made foot orthoses, given them the new title of offloading devices and published an updated order form that is designed with the diabetic and rheumatoid arthritic patient in mind.

GO SCANNERLESS WITH FIREFLY’S 3D SIZE ME APP

Firefly’s new 3D Size ME app offers podiatrists with iPad Pros and iPhone models 12 and 13 the opportunity to scan patient anatomy without a Structure Sensor scanner. For earlier iPad models, the Structure Sensor is compatible with the app.

FIREFLY AMBASSADOR SKI-TRIP 2022

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!

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 REAL CLINICAL EFFICIENCIES

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.

SAVE YOUR GO-TO PRESCRIPTIONS

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.

FEBRUARY SECOND SET OFFER

FEBRUARY SECOND SET OFFER – 20% OFF

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%.

HOW IT WORKS
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!