We’re on a mission to make ankle sprains a problem of the past – and now, we’ve got the best device on the market to make it a reality.
Why? Year after year, we saw you battling with pain, limping at work, sitting out sporting seasons, missing out on family time, and having your health and fitness goals blocked by ankle sprains. So when the opportunity came to help you do something about it – in an innovative and effective way – we couldn’t pass it up.
Whether your ankle tends to occasionally roll and lead to a fall, you have regular recurring sprains, you have hypermobile ankles or ankle instability, or the activities or sports you’re involved with place you at a higher risk of sprains – the EXO-L ankle sprain prevention brace is your perfect match, because it’s designed to be.
There aren’t a lot of medical devices that can make this claim, but this is one of them. The EXO-L is proven to prevent ankle sprains while maintaining a sleek, slim and intuitive design.
For many, this means they may even prevent the need for ankle surgery, as the brace acts as an added external ligament, keeping the ankle in favourable positions for support and recovery while preventing further damage.
You already know we’re not fans of any guesswork when it comes to your care. Just like the tests we perform to confirm you definitely have a fungal nail infection before starting your Lunula laser treatment, with the brace we first carry out a careful and comprehensive assessment of your foot and ankle. Next, we 3D scan your foot and ankle. This means that the brace is made to fit and function perfectly for your ankle. This is not a one-size-fits-all device where you *hope* the fit is right while making guesses about your size.
As things change with your foot, ankle, or the activity you’re doing, the brace can too. The straps are able to be tensioned for different levels of support depending on your activity.
We know you don’t like bulky, clunky and rigid devices that make wearing shoes, socks and clothing difficult, any more than we do. This is one of the reasons we love this device and its innovation – it has a slim, smooth design that doesn’t stick out or get in the way. It is also hard wearing and made to last. You can choose from 11 colours for your brace and have your name printed on it – or that of your sports team. You choose!
Just like how a seat belt fits snugly around your body, giving you full, free movement until a sudden movement occurs and it kicks in to protect you from harm – the EXO-L anti-sprain brace does the same.
The moment you’re about to roll your ankle and painfully overstretch your ankle ligaments, which would cause a sprain, the brace kicks in. As it does, it cradles the ankle, stops it moving outside of the ‘safe’ zone, and offers full support and control to prevent ankle damage and pain.
After learning about the brace and its success in helping patients around the world, we’re proud to be the first to bring it home to the Wairarapa, obtaining exclusive rights to it here. Each brace has a world of experience behind it – literally. Your scans are carried out here at our clinic in Masterton, sent for design in Holland, printed in Australia, and arrive back with us where it is hand finished and fitted approximately four weeks later.
The brace isn’t just for adults participating in sports – it is widely used to support children who are on their feet all day during and after school, retail workers, tradies, nurses and a range of professions that spend long days on their feet, those occupations that move over uneven ground like building sites – even us podiatrists here in the clinic.
If you’re battling problems with your ankles, we highly recommend having a chat with our podiatry team so see if the EXO-L brace can help you.
Getting your EXO-L ankle sprain prevention brace starts with an appointment with our podiatrists to make sure that the brace is right for you and can achieve the goals you want. Book yours by clicking here or calling us on 06 370 4057