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Ankle-Foot Orthosis

Specialised medical devices to control and support the foot and ankle

Ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) are precision-made, specialised medical devices that customised and bespoke to stabilise, control and support the foot, ankle and lower limb. These devices are made specific to the your condition and needs, with several designs that your Podiatrist can prescribe. 

At Podiatry Quest, our AFOs are the gold-standard, revolutionary Richie Brace®. They are 3D scanned and printed and precision-made. It’s lightweight construction and low profile design features allows better shoe fit, more freedom of movement, pain reduction, and restores mobility.

AFO to restore mobility

At Podiatry Quest, our Richie Brace® AFO are fully customisable to ensure a precise and accurate fit. It can be broken down into three components, the ankle splint, the hinge, and a foot orthotic. By altering the design of each of these components, we are able to prescribe the ideal device for you. 

The key difference between an AFO and customised foot orthotics is that an AFO provides greater control of ankle joint motion and rotation in all directions during walking gait. An AFO is used in more significant conditions such as: 

  • Foot drop (due to e.g stroke, spina bifia, poliomyelitis) 
  • Adult-acquired flat foot 
  • Ankle arthritis 
  • Severe ankle instability 
  • Extreme flat foot 
  • Cerebral palsy 
  • Foot and ankle deformities (e.g post surgery, clubfoot) 

Richie Brace® ankle-foot orthosis at Podiatry Quest

The revolutionary Richie Brace® is gold standard ankle-foot orthosis device in the market. Traditional AFO designs are long, too rigid and uncomfortable. With it’s intelligent Aerospring Brace design®, the Richie Brace® combines the proven performance of a carbon-fibre AFO with a customised foot orthotic to stabilise the joints of the lower leg and restoring mobility. 

During your appointment, your podiatrist will take a detail history and perform a musculoskeletal biomechanical assessment. This may also include a video gait assessment.  A 3D scan of your foot and lower limbs is then taken. Together with the scan, a prescription form is then sent for processing at our orthotic lab. The Richie Brace® will then be 3D printed and precision made. It will take 2-3 weeks for them to be ready.

Information For First-time Clients

First time making an appointment with us? Read on!

What to expect at your Podiatry appointment

Your Podiatry appointment will include:

  • Listening: We listen to understand you, your activities, your challenges, and its impact on your life
  • Precise and informed diagnosis: We work with your referring doctor or healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis of your condition. We may also recommend diagnostic imaging like X-ray, MRI, ultrasound or further tests.
  • Addressing root causes: we alleviate your pain and tackle the underlying reasons for your condition.
  • Tailored management plan: We provide you with a personalised management plan, outlining your goals, diagnosis, timeline and care.

We are dedicated to empowering you towards an active and fulfilling life.

What to bring to your Podiatry appointment

  • Referral: A doctor’s referral is not required to see our Podiatrists. Though if you have one, please bring it along.
  • Footwear: Your regular footwear for work, exercise, and play. They help us understand you and your activities.
  • Previous results: If you have had imaging/ investigations, please bring the results with you.
  • Orthotic devices: If you have current or previous orthotics, please bring them along.
  • Clothing: We will get you to do some walking and activity as part of your assessment. Please dress appropriately if possible.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us prior to your appointment.

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Podiatry Quest – Holland Grove

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Free on-site parking

Bus 92 from Bouna Vista MRT

Monday: 9am – 6pm
Tuesday: 2pm – 6pm
Wednesday: 9am – 6pm
Thursday: 9am – 6pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 12pm-4pm (alternate weeks)
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed

Podiatry Quest – Novena

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We are at Novena Square, just at the lift landing on level 3

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Wednesday: 9am – 6pm
Thursday: 9am – 6pm
Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm (alternate weeks)
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed

Podiatry Quest – Harbourfront

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Lift lobby B provides easiest access to us

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Tuesday: 9am – 1pm
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Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
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