Guest, Dr Doug Richie

Guest Name: 
Dr Doug Richie
Dr Doug Richie
Guest Occupation: 
Nationally known Sports Podiatrist, President Richie Technologies, creator of Richie Foot, Ankle Brace & former President of Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Guest Biography: 

Douglas Richie D.P.M. received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco in 1980.He completed a residency in foot and ankle surgery at Western Medical Center in Orange County.

Dr. Richie is certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Currently, Dr. Richie is an Associate Clinical Professor of Biomechanics at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt College. He also is a Clinical Associate Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Richie served as Section Editor (Sports Medicine) of the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery for eight years and is a Past President of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.

Dr. Richie is a two time winner of the American Podiatric Medical Association Research Award. He owns 5 U.S. Patents on footwear and brace designs.

Dr. Richie’s research interests have focused on injury prevention and orthotic intervention in athletic patients. His recent publications have focused on the pathomechanics of the adult acquired flatfoot deformity.

In 1996 Dr Richie developed and launched the Richie Brace line of custom and pre-fabricted ankle foot orthoses which are now distributed in seven countries. See:

Dr. Richie is currently in private practice in Seal Beach, California. He can be contacted at: