The Richie Brace® is a custom AFO (ankle foot orthosis) which contains a balanced functional foot orthotic attached to a semi-rigid ankle brace. It is designed to apply force both above and below the axis of rotation of the major joints of the foot and ankle (rearfoot complex). This high quality custom AFO (ankle foot orthosis) is designed to control foot and ankle movements in situations where traditional foot orthotics may fail.
Clinical Indications of the Richie Brace Custom AFO / Ankle Foot Orthosis: Adult Acquired Flatfoot secondary to Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (i.e. TPD, PTTD etc), Severe Pronation secondary to Neuromuscular Disease, Tarsal Coalition, Early Charcot Arthropathy, Severe Arthritis of the Ankle, Subtalar and Midtarsal Joints, Lateral Ankle Instability, Custom Sports Performance Brace, Peroneal Tendinopathy i.e. chronic tendonitis or tear
Contraindications of the Richie Brace Custom AFO / Ankle Foot Orthosis: The Richie Brace® is NOT indicated for: Severe Charcot Arthropathy, Spastic Dropfoot (for flaccid dropfoot, use Dynamic Assist Richie Brace®), Spastic Equinus or Uncompensated Equinus, Flexion Instability of the Knee (secondary to severe weakness of Gastroc-Soleus and/or Quadriceps)
*custom brace - must have a prescription & be cast by a professional