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January 8, 2015
Patient completes 500 mile hike wearing the Richie Dynamic Assist Brace
Last summer, Dr. Richie's patient, K.M., completed the 500 mile segment of the Camino Frances route of the Camino Santiago de Compostela Pilgrimage. This walk takes four weeks to complete and is an accomplished task for only the most hearty and healthy individuals. For Mr. K.M. who suffered a severe nerve injury in his lower leg in a mountain biking accident 4 years ago, completing this hike would have been impossible. He had a paralytic dropfoot deformity which caused him to drag his foot while walking.
In Spring, 2013, Mr. K.M. was referred to Dr. Richie who fitted the patient with the Richie Dynamic Assist Brace, which Dr. Richie had designed. The brace immediately transformed Mr. K.M. back to a normal ambulating patient without any weakness or deformity. He set out to complete a long time goal of walking the Camino FrancÚs which stretches 780 km. (nearly 500 miles) from St. Jean-Pied-du-Port near Biarritz in France to Santiago.


October 6, 2014

Between 1996 and 2004, I had both hips and both knees replaced. To aid in my recovering, after my last knee was replaced, I began working with a personal trainer. She quickly observed that my left ankle was considerably pronated and recommended that I make an appointment with Dr. Richie who confirmed that I was in need of ORTHOTICS .

An X-ray confirmed that I had developing arthritis in my left ankle and these orthotics gave me proper balance and prevented any developing pain.

However, in April of 2010, I had a heart valve replacement (at the age of 88) and to recover properly from that, it was recommended that I go to CARDIAC REHAB THREE MORNINGS A WEEK. THE ATTENDANT IMMEDIATELY put me on a treadmill. . . .and after a few weeks, the pounding from the walking began to take its’ toll and my ankle started to swell. . .like I had a mini inner tube around my ankle and once again, I had to start using a cane for balance and to minimize the pain. . . . I soon switched to using their recumbent bike (so I could exercise from a sitting position).

When I had my regular annual visit with Dr. Richie and complained to him about my painful problem (he chastised me for not coming to him sooner) he said he thought he had something that JUST MIGHT relieve the pain and reduce the swelling. First, I needed to get proper compression hose (great invention) and then, making no promises, he fitted MY LEFT ANKLE with his RICHIE BRACE!

Incredible! It worked and within days, the swelling went down and I now walk with no pain and great balance with minimum need for my cane.

I am a walking testimonial for the RICHIE BRACE. Whoever thought it would relieve arthritis pain. . . .without pills.

P.S. One other recommendation he made. . . .to work with an physical therapist and by accident, I found. . .SUSAN MAIS REQUEJO.. . .who it turns out has consulted with Dr. Richie over the years. Working with her (two days a week) has enhanced the value of wearing his RICHIE BRACE.


March 10, 2014 
I was plagued with plantar fasciitis for years, and as a runner, it severely impacted my ability to train and participate in races. I tried numerous things including stretching and several types of night splints with limited success. I was ready to consider a surgical procedure when Dr. Richie told me about RF which had very minimal downtime and could be performed in the office. The procedure was performed on a Tuesday and I did a 10K run the following Saturday with only slight soreness. Since then, I’ve had absolutely no plantar fasciitis discomfort or symptoms. From my perspective, it was a “miracle cure”.
Brian B.

January 2, 2014

Dear Dr. Richie,

I am so glad that I made the decision to schedule a consultation with you regarding my case of Posterior Tibial Tendonitis. I have lived with this condition since late 2008. I have to say that when I was first diagnosed with this condition I was told to rest and wear my OTC supports at all times in my tennis shoes and even wear them in the house when walking around. The episode lasted a few weeks and I thought "I'm Ok." I had another flare a year later that lasted almost 2 months. It was very painful but I could still manage to get around inside as long as I was resting my feet quite a bit. The flare ups became more frequent and the duration of pain and immobility longer each time.

In 2013 one day while walking my dog I felt this terrible pain in my right foot. I could hardly walk. I sort of limped home. I had to hire a dog walker for 2 months and pretty much stayed off my feet for that amount of time. I had orthotics made for my shoes and wore the soft braces too but still was having so much pain in both feet if I tried to be on my feet or doing anything like grocery shopping or laundry.

I decided that I better try to find a specialist that had experience with the condition of Posterior Tibial Tendonitis and came highly recommended then arrange for a consultation. Dr. Richie and the Richie brace came up in my google search so I decided to make an appointment for consultation.

I cannot express how thankful I am for finding Dr. Richie and having had the Richie brace (orthotic) custom made for both feet. The results are so beyond what I imagined possible! I can do what I need to do and want to do and basically do it pain free!!!! It is really so incredible to go from a position where mobility is nearly totally impaired due to pain and dysfunction to being mobile and pain free thanks to the braces and orthotics!

I have to wear the Richie braces at least for 6 months though quite honestly should I need to do so for longer I can say without hesitation that would be no problem because I am so grateful for ability to walk without pain and for thus far at least 7 hours/day wearing the combo brace/orthotics) am working my way up to 8 plus hours!

Thank you Dr. Richie for really being able to diagnose and treat the condition my feet are in and for such a wonderful product that actually helps so much to alleviate pain and do what Is necessary to help my severely pronated feet and the injury bilaterally to the posterior tibial tendons. I look forward to continued progress with regard to my condition and also to being mobile every day without pain! Thanks~ infinity!



April 25, 2012

Hi Dr. Richie,

I can't believe it's already been 9 months since my surgery! I just wanted to update you on how things are going. I ran for the first time on October 28 (for four minutes), and, other than a few aches and pains in other parts of my lower legs/feet at the beginning of getting back into training, I have had ZERO pain in my feet since. I competed in my first race three weeks ago (a 5k for spring track) and have been doing consistent workouts and races since.

I can't even describe how great it is to be able to run pain free again, and without a doubt you are to thank for this. So thank you, thank you, thank you. Running is extremely special to me and you understood this from the beginning and helped me get this part of my life back.

All of the best,


February 10, 2011

Hi Dr. Richie,

I first began experiencing pain in my right foot in 2003 at the age of 55. After treatment by another podiatrist, I failed to improve with custom foot orthotics. I was referred by a friend to Dr. Richie .During my first visit to Dr Richie he diagnosed my problem as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. He customized a Richie Brace to fit my foot. I wore the brace faithfully for five months. After that time period Dr. Richie fitted me with custom orthotics. I truly believe that the use of the Richie Brace spared me from painful surgery and restored my ability to participate in the activities that I enjoy.

I am happy to report that eight years following my initial treatment with the Richie Brace I continue to lead a very active and pain free life. I am able to play tennis three or four times and week. I also walk three or four miles a day.

M.M. (age 63)


December 16, 2010

Sometime during the early 1980's I had back surgery where I had some nerve damage which left the outside of my left leg numb and left me with little control of my left foot.

Several years later I developed a callus on the bottom and outside of my foot which became very painful to walk on. Even though I saw different doctors and had several kinds of braces and orthotics, the pain was relieved for only short periods of time. My wife suggested that I should go to see Dr. Richie whom she had been going to for some time. I did so without much confidence that the pain problem would be solved.

When Dr. Richie examined my food, he suggested an ankle brace. After several visits and a few adjustments to the brace, he suggested I have a 1/2 inch wedge inserted into the sole of the shoe. For the past two months, I have been very ecstatic with the brace and the adjustments. I have been walking with virtually no pain.

A very satisfied patient


August 10, 2010

I am 70 years old but very active, training and showing my border collies in obedience, agility and herding trials and running a small sheep farm. A teenage accident left me with almost no cartilage in my subtalar and the bone has seriously deteriorated. The pain was so intense, I was close to deciding on the radical surgery of bone fusion and my activities were seriously curtailed. Since I started wearing my Richie Brace all day, every day, the pain reduction has been close to 95% and thoughts of surgery are now shoved in a dark recess.

It is nothing short of amazing. I am eternally grateful.

Helen Phillips


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