Foot Drop Brace Options

Richie Brace: 


  • Custom orthotic footplate means the Richie brace has the ability to incorporate any feature a normal foot orthotic can possess.
  • Richie Brace for foot drop

    Custom fit to the foot and leg, excellent patient comfort

  • Medial or lateral suspension strap for extra rearfoot inversion/eversion control.
  • Allows some ankle joint range of motion unlike traditional AFOs which are fixed
  • Claimable through private health funds


  • Can be bulky therefore limiting shoe choice 
  • External straps which sit across the front of the shin may cause mild irritation/rubbing.

Exo – UP 


  • Customised to suit each individual through a 3D scan of the lower leg and foot which is then 3D printed to your exact anatomical features. 
  • Cairns Foot Drop Brace

    The new EXO-L UP ankle brace.

  • Extremely lightweight and streamlined in comparison to traditional braces 
  • Is not required to fit into shoes therefore the EXO up allows a much greater footwear choice. 
  • Adjustable cord that runs from the front of the ankle to the front of the shoe, this helps to actively lift your foot up while walking
  • Claimable through private health funds


  • Minor shoe modifications required – patch to be sewn on to allow cord to feed through and secure brace

Traditional AFO


Traditional AFO

  • Will fit reasonably well into most standard joggers.
  • Good for children due to continual growth spurts.


  • Typically the most rigid of the three device options, not allowing any ankle joint motion during gait.


Flat feet and lower limb biomechanics can cause lower back pain. We can help with a range of effective treatment options.


If you have knee pain, you might have Patellofemoral syndrome, which left untreated can become a chronic condition.


Active individuals often get shin splints. We can help with custom orthotics, massage and strapping.


Heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis) is the most common condition that presents at our clinics. We can help.


The average pair of feet walk approximately 200,000 km over the course of a lifetime - have you had yours checked recently?

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