About Us 2017-04-27T03:17:42+00:00

Our Story

TayCo Brace, LLC began with an invention by one of the nation’s top athletic trainers at the University of Notre Dame, Mike Bean. Searching for a superior solution for stabilizing ankle injuries sustained on the football field, Mike invented the novel concept of a rigid brace that fits outside the shoe, providing unparalleled stability, comfort, and performance.

Mike decided to name his invention the TayCo External Ankle Brace, after his two daughters (Taylor and Courtney) and his wife (Colleen).

Mike partnered with renowned orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Frederick J. Ferlic, to form TayCo Brace, LLC and bring this superior technology that has been improving the lives of athletes for years to every patient, worker, and athlete who is seeking a superior alternative to traditional, bulky ankle braces as well as uncomfortable walking boots, casts, and AFOs.


Nick Martin | #66 Houston

Mike Bean | Inventor | Athletic Trainer

Dr. Brian Rattigan | Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Frederick J. Ferlic | Orthopedic Surgeon

Lori Keller | Patient

Dr. Robert E. Clemency | Podiatrist

Erin Neufelder | Patient

Dr. Damien Dieter | Podiatrist

Chris Clifford | Certified Orthotist