The Foot Clinic is one of only a few in the UK and Ireland that can offer the assessment for and prescription of the Richie Brace.
The Richie Brace has been developed for those patients who have end stage foot and ankle pathology and are not surgical candidates. The Richie Brace has been proven to give quality of live back to this patient group.
We feel that this new service will be of benefit to our patients who face daily restrictions due to foot and ankle problems.
The Richie Brace® is a custom ankle brace (ankle foot orthosis) designed to treat chronic conditions of the foot and ankle. Introduced to the medical community in 1996, The Richie Brace has revolutionized 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 restriction of motion in the sagittal, frontal or transverse plane.
The Richie Brace is fabricated from an impression cast taken of the patient’s foot and lower leg. The Richie Brace® is a revolutionary alternative to traditional ankle braces and ankle-foot orthoses (AFO’s). The lightweight construction and low profile design features of the Richie Brace allows better shoe fit, more freedom of movement and reduced pain from injury.
Many of our patients can eventually recover and discontinue wearing their brace. That’s why The Richie Brace commitment to “Restoring Mobility” is on every product they make.
To see what bracing options are available, please contact the clinic.