The Richie Brace is a custom ankle foot orthosis (AFO) designed to treat complex and chronic conditions of the foot and ankle. Introduced to the medical community in 1996, the Richie Brace has revolutionised the non-operative approach to the most challenging pathologies treated by foot and ankle specialists.
With a contoured balanced orthotic footplate articulated to adjustable semi-rigid lower leg uprights, the Richie Brace is ideally suited to stabilise rotational forces at the midtarsal, subtalar and talocrural joints. Modifications and enhancements are available to add further restriction of motion in the sagittal, frontal or transverse plane.
The Richie Brace is fabricated from an impression cast taken of the patient’s foot and lower leg. Best of all, its lightweight, low-profile design is preferred by patients over traditional longer leg solid shell ankle foot orthoses.
“The Richie Brace has really improved my quality of life – it’s given the strength to get out of bed in the morning. Thank you!”
Richie Brace AFOs are well suited to treating a number of conditions, including:
- Adult acquired flatfoot secondary to posterior tibial tendon dysfunction.
- Lateral ankle instability.
- Degenerative joint disease of the ankle or rearfoot.
- Peroneal tendinopathy.
Queensland Orthotic Lab is proud to offer the Richie Brace as part of our approach to the most challenging pathologies.