25th January 2020, Chiswick Medical Centre, London

At Firefly we repeatedly see how bracing therapy can result in life-changing outcomes for patients with complex foot and ankle pathologies. 

Through education and by building confidence we know more podiatrists could be successfully delivering bracing therapy as part of their clinical offering. That’s why we’re delighted to announce the first Firefly Richie Brace Workshop. The workshop will take place on January 25th 2020 in Chiswick, London – enrolment is priced at £249. 

The Richie Brace range of AFOs [ankle foot orthoses] are frequently used to treat complex foot and ankle pathologies consistently producing excellent results

Commonly treated pathologies treated using Riche Brace AFOs include: 

  • Lateral Ankle Instability, 
  • Degenerative Joint Disease 
  • Adult Acquired Drop Foot 


  • Increase your clinical offering by learning how to prescribe Richie Brace AFOs.
  • Learn which complex pathologies can be treated with the Richie Brace range of AFOs.
  • Understand when the Richie Brace is rehab tool or a brace for life.
  • Understand where the podiatrist fits within the multidisciplinary team [MDT] framework.
  • Learn how the poditrist can bring value to MDT as a referral channel.
  • Become familiar with the Richie Rrace range of AFOs.
  • Learn how to cast for Richie Brace.

About the Richie Brace

The Richie Brace is a revolutionary alternative to traditional ankle braces and ankle-foot orthoses. The lightweight construction and low profile design features of the Richie Brace allows better shoe fit, more freedom of movement and reduced pain from injury. 

The Richie Brace is fabricated from an impression cast taken of the patient’s foot and lower leg. It’s lightweight, low-profile design is preferred by patients over traditional longer leg solid shell ankle foot orthoses.


Chiswick Medical Centre is an exceptional private healthcare facility located in West London accessible via the District Line from from central London.

Workshop Agenda

09:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 11:00 AFO’s and Complex Pathologies – Part 1

Martin McGeough Specialist MSK Podiatrist
Lateral Ankle Instability
Degenerative Joint Disease- Subtalar, Talocrural
Multidisciplinary team [MDT] involvement- Surgical consultation

11:00 – 11:30 AFO’s and Complex Pathologies – Part 2

Martin McGeough Specialist MSK Podiatrist
Flaccid Foot Drop- Dynamic Assist Tamarac Hinge vs Fixed Hinge

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:00 AFO’s and Complex Pathologies – Part 3

Greg Gillanders Specialist MSK Podiatrist
Adult acquired flat foot- Treatment Plan
Sarah O’Connell MSK Podiatrist
Rehab Programme & Timeline

13:00-13:30 AFO’s and Complex Pathologies- Part 4

Greg Gillanders Specialist MSK Podiatrist
The Gaunlett and California Device

13:30-14:00 Taking the Cast                        

How to take an impression for the different devices

14:00 Workshop Closes