Ankle Foot Orthoses for the Athlete

  • Douglas H. Richie


Ankle braces have emerged as a standard therapeutic modality in the treatment of the athlete. Over the past 30 years, more research has been published studying the treatment effects of ankle braces than any research on foot inserts or foot orthoses. Still, there remain many misconceptions and questions about the use of bracing of the athlete. This chapter provides an overview of the types, indications, and effects of braces used in the lower extremity.


Ankle foot orthoses in sports medicine Ankle braces in athletes Kinematics of ankle braces Kinematics of ankle foot orthoses Ankle foot orthoses in prevention of injury Ankle foot orthoses in treatment of injury 

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© Springer-Verlag New York 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas H. Richie
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  1. 1.Private PracticeAlamitos Seal Beach PodiatrySeal BeachUSA

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