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Dr. Doug Richie In Conversation with Firefly

Dr Doug Richie took time out to discuss his new book, his career to date and how the Richie Brace range of AFOs can be practically applied to complex foot and ankle pathologies.

Firefly Announce Richie Brace Workshop

Grow your skill-set and treat a broader scope of patient with the Firefly Richie Brace Workshop.

At Firefly we repeatedly see how bracing therapy offers in life-changing results for patients across the UK and Ireland. 

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, that will take place on January 25th, 2020 in London. 

The Richie Brace range of custom ankle braces are frequently used to treat complex foot and ankle pathologies consistently producing excellent results.

Pathologies commonly treated by prescribing the Riche Brace include: 

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

About the Richie Brace Workshop

The workshop will be held in Chiswick Medical Centre in West London from 9.30am to 2.00pm.

The workshop is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow. Tap the button below to find out more and to enrol on the workshop.

About the Richie Brace

The Richie Brace is a revolutionary alternative to traditional ankle braces and ankle-foot orthoses (AFO’s). 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 from 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.

The Power of Bracing Therapy | Firefly MSK Workshop

Bracing Therapy and the Firefly MSK Workshop

At October’s Firefly MSK Workshop, Greg Gillanders will present on prescribing from the Richie Brace range of AFOs – selecting the most appropriate device for the patient’s pathology.  The Richie Brace is described as a ‘game-changer‘ and can fundamentally change patient’s lives for the better. To get an idea of how effective the Richie Brace range can be, check out this product review from Tweed Podiatry.

If you are interested in adding bracing therapy to your prescription tool kit, book your place at October’s Firefly MSK Workshop.

 

What is Bracing Therapy

Bracing therapy is a growing prescription solution in the field of podiatry. Previously, foot braces had a bad reputation among patients. They were bulky and uncomfortable and did not fit with patients life-style and needs.  Advances in material technology has meant AFO – ankle foot orthoses, are now designed to fit comfortably and discretely in a patients shoe and can bring life changing benefits.

These low-profile devices allow for better fit, more freedom of movement and reduced pain from injury with many patients eventually recovering to discontinue the wearing of such braces.

What is the Potential of Bracing Therapy

At Firefly, we have had huge success with the Richie Brace range of AFOs for the treatment of chronic conditions of the foot and ankle. With a contoured balanced orthotic footplate articulated to adjustable semi-rigid lower leg uprights, the Richie Brace is ideally suited to stabilise rotational forces at the Midtarsal Subtalar and Talo-Crural joints. Modifications and enhancements are available to add further restrictions of motion in sagittal, frontal and transverse plane.

How can we help?

Make your visit to the College of Podiatry annual conference as beneficial as possible, let us know how Firefly can help you!

FIREFLY attending i-FAB 2016, Berlin.

This week Firefly Orthoses will be attending the i-FAB conference in Berlin. The conference runs as part of Foot International 2016.