The Richie Brace has been used extensively in the United States and has recently been introduced in Australia. Performance Podiatry & Physiotherapy is among the first practices to prescribe the Richie Brace.
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: