• The Richie Brace

  • The Richie Brace® was designed and introduced to the medical community in 1996 by sports podiatrist, Dr. Doug Richie. Since that time the Richie Brace has become a gold standard treatment in the orthotics industry. It is universally recognized by podiatrists, pedorthists, orthotists and orthopedic surgeons as a unique, breakthrough technology to treat a wide variety of foot and ankle pathologies such as Drop foot PTTD ankle arthritis, ankle sprains and many other ankle injuries. Many imitations have followed, but none have achieved the fit, comfort and clinical success of the Richie Brace.

  • With a contoured balanced orthotic footplate articulated to adjustable semi-rigid lower leg uprights, the Richie Brace is ideally suited to stabilize rotational forces at the Midtarsal, Subtalar and Talo-Crural joints. Modifications and enhancements are available to add further restriction of motion in the sagittal, frontal or transverse plane.

  • The Richie Brace®
  • The Richie Brace® is a revolutionary alternative to traditional ankle braces and ankle-foot orthoses (AFO's). The lightweight construction and low profile design features of the Richie Brace allows better shoe fit, more freedom of movement and reduced pain from injury. Many of our patients can eventually recover and discontinue wearing their brace. That's why our commitment to "Restoring Mobility" is on every product we make.

  • Casting Video
  • Fitting Video
  • Drop Foot Video
  • THE RICHIE BRACE® - Standard


    • Custom Balanced Foot Orthotic
    • Standard 35mm Heel Cup fits into the bottom of the heel counter of the shoe
    • Anatomic Ankle Axis Hinge Placement
    • Semi-rigid lower limb supports
    • Custom contoured footplate attachment


    • Control of first Ray, Midtarsal and Subtalar joints
    • Control of Calcaneal inversion/eversion
    • Pure, unrestricted sagittal ankle Motion
    • Thin posterior plastic shell allows optimal shoe fit
    • No need to increase shoe size


    • Mild to Moderate PTTD
    • Chronic Ankle Instability

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