Eponymous brace remains mainstay of evolving company

By Cary Groner In 1996, after 15 years of sports podiatry practice, Douglas Richie, DPM, was frustrated by the ongoing challenge of fitting sport ankle braces to patients who also wore custom foot orthoses. The two products should have worked naturally together, but, because neither was made with the other in mind, the result was often ungainly and uncomfortable. “I didn’t really know anything about ankle foot orthoses at the time, but no podiatrists did,” Richie said

By Cary Groner In 1996, after 15 years of sports podiatry practice, Douglas Richie, DPM, was frustrated by the ongoing challenge of fitting sport ankle braces to patients who also wore custom foot orthoses. The two products should have worked naturally together, but, because neither was made with the other in mind, the result was often ungainly and uncomfortable. “I didn’t really know anything about ankle foot orthoses at the time, but no podiatrists did,” Richie said

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Eponymous brace remains mainstay of evolving company