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The Equinus Brace® is more than a product.
It’s a vision.

The Equinus Brace® was designed to address the inefficiencies of alternative methods to treat equinus and provides effective treatment for the primary cause of numerous pathologies.

EFFECTIVE AND PRECISE TREATMENT

Ankle dorsiflexion with the foot supinated to isolate the dorsiflexion force to the hindfoot stabilizes the midtarsal joints and externally rotates the tibia locking the knee in full extension.

PATIENT FRIENDLY TREATMENT

The Equinus Brace® requires 1 hour per day of treatment, unlike other treatment options, resulting in greater patient compliance.

ESSENTIAL FOR COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT OF NUMEROUS EQUINUS RELATED DEFORMITIES

Equinus is associated with more than 35 lower extremity pathologies referenced in the literature. A comprehensive treatment plan of these pathologies should include proper equinus management.

2011

Operating for over 9 years

+35,000

Braces Sold

4.98/5

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IQ Medical Team

Our Founders

Dr. Patrick Deheer

Medical Director

Seven years ago, Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM was suffering from posterior tibial tendonitis. He tried everything in the book to alleviate the pain, including a night splint. One night he woke up (in his night splint) and realized that it was not working because his knee had been bent all night while he was sleeping on his side. He knew the biomechanics of his symptoms were rooted in a tight gastrocnemius muscle. So…

He searched online and called all of his vendors to find a product that would actually help him achieve a gastroc stretch. NOTHING. Since then, educating on and finding a solution to equinus deformity has been Dr. DeHeer’s obsession.

It took almost 5 years of researching, designing, going back and forth with Medicare, and RE-DESIGNING to get the self funded product to market.

” We are very proud to provide the only device that effectively stretches the gastroc-soleus complex in a 1 hr. per day, 12 week treatment. ”
– Dr. Patrick DeHeer

 

John began his career in 1987 selling orthopedic implants and devices.  He enjoyed tremendous success culminating with being awarded “Sales Representative of the Year” in 1990.  Possessing an entrepreneurial spirit, John wanted to start a healthcare company to help improve patients’ lives, focused on their recovery.  In 1990 John established a company that grew into one of the largest DME companies in the country.  He successfully sold this business in 2006.

While building his DME business, John became interested in other business segments.  He built and sold a supplement company, a fitness company, and a sports complex.  After his successful exit his interests and experience led John to found IQ Med and the Equinus Brace.  The Equinus brace has become a true passion project for John, and he is committed to making its success part of his legacy.  His thought is that the brace can truly help people live better and healthier lives, it may even be able to save limbs in diabetic patients.

John’s relationship with Dr. DeHeer combines his past business experiences with Dr. DeHeer’s world-class knowledge of equinus and its related deformities. 

“My goal is to bring simple effective relief to everyone who has foot pain or plantar fasciitis through introducing them to the Equinus Brace.”
– John Moorin

John Moorin

CEO

John Moorin

CEO

John began his career in 1987 selling orthopedic implants and devices.  He enjoyed tremendous success culminating with being awarded “Sales Representative of the Year” in 1990.  Possessing an entrepreneurial spirit, John wanted to start a healthcare company to help improve patients’ lives, focused on their recovery.  In 1990 John established a company that grew into one of the largest DME companies in the country.  He successfully sold this business in 2006.

While building his DME business, John became interested in other business segments.  He built and sold a supplement company, a fitness company, and a sports complex.  After his successful exit his interests and experience led John to found IQ Med and the Equinus Brace.  The Equinus brace has become a true passion project for John, and he is committed to making its success part of his legacy.  His thought is that the brace can truly help people live better and healthier lives, it may even be able to save limbs in diabetic patients.

John’s relationship with Dr. DeHeer combines his past business experiences with Dr. DeHeer’s world-class knowledge of equinus and its related deformities.  “My goal is to bring simple effective relief to everyone who has foot pain or plantar fasciitis through introducing them to the Equinus Brace.”

– John Moorin

Ricky Heath

Director of Sales

Ricky has enjoyed several years of medical device and orthopedic implant sales success.  He possesses exceptional knowledge in the foot and ankle implant field.  During his career he has successfully grown and managed product lines in both durable medical equipment and the implant device field.  Ricky’s sales and physician relationship skills led him to meet Dr. DeHeer and the two began the Equinus Brace conversations in 2011.  They quickly realized what a revolutionary product this could be and began the process of teaming with John to bring the product to market.

“Having the opportunity to work with the leading specialist on equinus in Dr. DeHeer and a leader with tremendous entrepreneurial drive like John has really fueled my passion to improve the lives of the patients we serve.”

– Ricky Heath