Brandon is a South African qualified Podiatrist with over 22 years of clinical experience with special interests in clinical biomechanics, podo-paediatrics, diabetes and complex wounds. In 1999 he started Podiatry units in six hospitals including, three trauma rehabilitation, two psychiatric and a Leprosy unit while working for a Hospital Trust supporting the South African Government. He founded and co-owned the first digital orthotics laboratory in Cape Town, South Africa.
In 2015 he completed an MSc in Diabetes Medicine from the University of South Wales. Since then he has been lecturing on the diabetic foot to endocrinology registrars at the world-famous Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Physical Medicine focusing on neuropathic gait and its implications in sport and rehabilitation.
The immediate past-president of the Podiatry Association of South Africa, Brandon served 18 years on its executive including two terms as its president. Full Fellowship was awarded to him by his colleagues in recognition of his contribution to podiatry in South Africa.
Further, he was involved in the inception of the largest multi-disciplinary team for complex wounds in the Western Cape and was an active member for over five years. He remains, as a result, the Podiatry content editor for the journal Wound Healing Southern Africa.
Arnie is an Honours graduate of the George Brown College Prosthetics and Orthotics program. He’s had experience in several clinical and technical settings, including Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital, and has acquired a high degree of expertise in orthotic fabrication, shoe modification and lab management. He’s worked collaboratively with many clinicians in the field, helping them find solutions to specific design challenges. Arnie is our “first responder” when it comes to our clients’ technical needs and enquiries, and sees it as his role to help determine the most effective and suitable technical strategy when addressing an individual patient’s orthotic treatment plan.
Arnie’s background in computer graphics has helped him excel in CAD CAM orthotic design. With a sharp eye, and extensive theoretical understanding of biomechanics, Arnie is our lead orthotic designer. He also supervises the computer generated milling of our orthotic moulds, and is deeply involved in our quality control process. He’s committed to deliver custom fitted orthotic devises with the degree of accuracy and precision our clients have grown to expect. Arnie is a member of the Ontario Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists.
In his spare time, Arnie continues to paint as a creative outlet, and has a passion for homemade cocktail bitters.
Darryl sits on the board of Leo Lab in a strategic consulting role. Darryl qualified as a Podiatrist in South Africa before moving to Canada where he is a registered Chiropodist and Clinic Director. Darryl has been in practice for 19 years. Darryl held a position on the Executive Committee of the Ontario Society of Chiropodists from 2003 to 2010, serving as President for three years. He was an Executive Member of the South African Podiatry Association from 1999 to 2003.
Darryl has special interests in sports injuries, diabetic foot care, biomechanics of the lower limb, pediatric foot care and custom made orthotics. He acts in a number of consulting capacities, including to The Unite HERE Wellness Centres in the Greater Toronto Area, and The Sports Injury Rehab Centres. Darryl also runs a successful private clinic where they use the latest technology in the prescription of, and measuring for, custom made orthotics.