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Dr. Richie Presents

KLM Labs and Dr. Douglas Richie, DPM have partnered to bring you educational video resources regarding casting techniques, implementing AFO therapy in your practice, simple in-office device adjustments and provider/patient relationship building tips. Scroll down and learn from decades of experience.

Positioning The Foot When Casting

Subtalar Neutral and Locking the MidTarsal Joint

Dr. Richie demonstrates and explains positioning the foot correctly in subtalar neutral for a non-weight bearing cast.

Implementing AFO Therapy In Your Practice

1) Removing The Obstacles

AFO Therapy is an excellent tool for podiatrists or any foot care providers. In this video Dr. Richie explains the common obstacles preventing practitioners from implementing AFO Therapy in their practice. Learn how to overcome these obstacles to better serve your patients, and your business.

2) Why Prescribe Custom

Learn why and how Custom AFOs are more effective than Over-The-Counter products.

3) Digital Casting for AFOs

Step in the future with Digital Casting. Whereas previously obtaining a cast for an AFO was even more complicated and time consuming than casting for a simple foot orthotic, now with the option of Digital Casting, it can be done in seconds with absolutely no mess.

4) Keep Your Patients For Life

As with any business, customer relationships are key. Watch this video to learn how engaging custom AFO therapy for your patients will add value to your relationships, and lengthen them, turning temporary customers into life long customers.

Digital Casting As Presented By Dr. Douglas Richie, DPM

Digital Casting and Positioning The Patient

As with all casting techniques, positioning the patient is critical to obtain an accurate representation of the patient's anatomy. Watch this video series to learn various techniques for positioning the patient when casting digitally.

Digital Casting and Positioning Supine

Learn to position the patient's foot correctly when they are in a supine position.

Digital Casting and Positioning Prone

Learn to position the patient's foot correctly when they are in a prone position.

Digital Casting - The Scanning Process

Dr. Richie demonstrates and explains the process of using a Structure Sensor Scanner and iPad to obtain an accurate and complete digital cast.

Clinical Pearls of AFO Therapy

1) Reducing Forefoot Supinatus

Dr. Richie explains and demonstrates the importance of reducing forefoot supinatus when casting for Richie Braces, as well as other AFOs and foot orthoticcs.

2) Essentials of Cast Quality

Dr. Richie explains the importance of cast quality in the manufacture of custom AFOs and foot orthotics.

3) Flanges and Controlling Forefoot Abduction

Dr. Richie explains the common issue of forefoot abduction, and how to correctly prescribe medial or lateral flanges to control this issue with Ankle Foot Orthotics.

4) The Medial Malleolus and Adding Padding

Dr. Richie addresses another common issue, namely rubbing or irritation at the medial malleolus, and how adding padding can correct this issue and make the brace tolerable for the patient.

5) In-Office Spot Heating

Dr. Richie explains and demonstrates adjusting a Richie Brace by spot heating it in the office.

6) Demonstrating Foot Function to Patients

Dr. Richie explains how, and why it is important to engage your patient and improve their understanding of AFO and orthotic therapy by demonstrating foot function to them in the office, using their own foot.

Prescription Orthotic Posting

1) Posting and Custom Foot Orthoses

Dr Richie discusses posting on custom foot orthoses. Brought to you by KLM Labs.

2) Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Posting

Dr. Richie discusses intrinsic vs. extrinsic posting on custom foot orthoses. Brought to you by KLM Labs.

3) Intrinsic Posting in Depth

Dr. Richie discusses intrinsic posting on custom foot orthoses in depth. Brought to you by KLM Labs.

In-Office Orthotic Adjustments

1) Polypropylene devices

Dr. Richie discusses and demonstrates methods and techniques for adjusting polypropylene orthotics in the office. Brought to you by KLM Labs.

2) Graphite Devices

Dr. Richie discusses and demonstrates methods and techniques for adjusting graphite devices in the office. Brought to you by KLM Labs.

3) Adjusting Heel Cups

Dr. Richie discusses and demonstrates methods and techniques for adjusting heel cups in the office. Brought to you by KLM Labs.

4) Patient Communication

Dr. Richie discusses techniques for communicating with patients while adjusting orthotics for better fit, function, and patient satisfaction. Brought to you by KLM Labs.

5) In-Office Orthotic Adjustments Conclusion

Dr. Richie concludes the important points of adjusting custom foot orthoses in the office. Brought to you by KLM Labs.