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®.
- 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
FIT & COMFORT
The Richie Brace® is lighter than most custom ankle-foot orthoses. The leg uprights are designed to leave the front and back of the leg open for breathability and comfort. Once the Richie Brace® is positioned on the foot and leg and the Velcro straps are adjusted, the user is hardly aware they are even wearing it.
APPLICATION & REMOVAL
After initial adjustment of the three straps, daily application and removal of the Richie Brace® involve the simple opening and closing of a single strap. All of the straps of the Richie Brace® can be easily and inexpensively replaced without the need for rivets or glues.
(Available Monday to Friday 08:30 – 17:00)
From the beginning, all patient information and impression casts and scans have been reviewed by experienced biomechanical evaluators before a single step of fabrication begins.
Today, that procedure continues. In fact, Integrity employs 6 biomechanical evaluators. Everyday, our professional staff actively assist practitioners in arriving at diagnostic considerations, prescription choices and device selections.
We feel, as do most of our practitioners with whom we work, that a thorough review of all the facts, data and casts are essential in our mutual effort to produce the most therapeutically effective orthotics for each patient. Think about it. Could your patients first orthotic steps use our ‘second opinion’?
(Available Monday to Thursday 8:30 – 16:30, Friday 8:00 – 16:00)