Richie Brace

Performance Podiatry & Physiotherapy was among the first practices to prescribe the Richie Brace in Australia and have built a reputation for specialising in more challenging lower limb conditions.

The Richie Brace is a  custom AFO  that has 2 adjustable uprights placed either side of the leg and ankle which articulate with the contoured orthotic footplate. This allows for  unrestricted ankle motion  (excluding the restricted hinge AFO).

The Richie Brace AFO has several advantages over tradition AFOs including:
  • Streamline design allows for ease of fit into shoes
  • Custom fit to the foot and leg with excellent patient comfort
  • It’s lightweight, sports design is preferred by patients over traditional AFOs

The Richie Standard AFO is indicated for challenging foot and ankle pathologies such as:

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  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (Adult acquired flatfoot)
  • Ankle instability

The Fixed Hinge AFO is indicated for

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  • Ankle and subtalar joint osteoarthritis
  • Dropfoot

Arch Suspender modifications (medial or lateral) are indicated for severe cases of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and extreme pronation.

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  • Severe cases of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
  • Extreme pronation

The Dynamic Assist AFO is indicated for the stabilisation of the foot and ankle in patients with weakness of leg muscles (foot drop) which may be the result from:

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  • Post stroke
  • Mild cerebral palsy
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
  • Post spinal cord surgery
  • Peroneal nerve trauma

Want specific advice for your individual situation?
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