The Richie Brace range of AFOs consistently achieve excellent patient outcomes as a leading modality for the treatment of some of the most challenging foot and ankle pathologies.

The lightweight, low-profile design make it the preferred option over traditional AFOs.

In this webinar the creator of the Richie Brace, Dr. Doug Richie discusses optimising treatment of adult acquired flat foot using the Richie Brace.

The webinar concludes with a brief question and answer session.

If you have any questions about prescribing the Richie Brace or wish to add the Richie Brace to your scope of practice, your contact at Firefly Orthoses is Maurya Schuermann. You can email Maurya at the following address: [email protected]

About the Richie Brace

The Richie Brace is a custom ankle brace (ankle foot orthoses) designed to treat 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 the foot and ankle specialist 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 restrictions of motion in sagittal, frontal and transverse plane.

About Dr. Doug Richie

Dr. Richie D.P.M. received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco in 1980.He completed a residency in foot and ankle surgery at Western Medical Center in Orange County.

Dr. Richie is certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Currently, Dr. Richie is an Associate Clinical Professor of Biomechanics at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt College. He also is a Clinical Associate Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Richie served as Section Editor (Sports Medicine) of the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery for eight years and is a Past President of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.

Dr. Richie is a two time winner of the American Podiatric Medical Association Research Award. He owns 5 U.S. Patents on footwear and brace designs.

Dr. Richie has retired from 38 year of private practice of podiatric medicine and surgery in Seal Beach, California. He is currently running his company, Richie Technologies Inc and also actively teaching students, residents and practitioners in various areas of biomechanics and orthotic therapy

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