Richie Brace

The Richie Brace is a custom ankle brace (ankle foot orthosis) designed to treat chronic conditions of the foot and ankle including drop foot, PTTD, ankle sprains and other causes of foot and ankle pain. They can only be fitted and dispensed by a qualified health care provider.

Harding Podiatry offers Richie Brace assessment, casting and prescribing in Sydney.

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).

Features of the Richie Brace include:

Benefits of the Richie Brace include:

Richie Brace Types

The Richie Standard AFO

Indicated for challenging foot and ankle pathologies such as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (Adult acquired flatfoot) and ankle instability.

Arch Suspender (medial or lateral)

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

Fixed Hinge AFO

Indicated for ankle and subtalar joint osteoarthritis as well as dropfoot.

Dynamic Assist AFO

Indicated for the stabilisation of the foot and ankle in patients with weakness of leg muscles (foot drop) which may be the result from stroke, mild cerebral palsy, Charcot Marie Tooth Disease, spinal cord surgery or peroneal nerve trauma.

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