Bracing can be an effective solution for a wide range of ailments, including arthritis, injuries to a joint or ligament, difficulties after a stroke, and much more!
Through a free, no obligation consultation, our Certified Bracing Specialist (Megan Thomson, BSc Kin) will work with you to review your condition or injury and select the product which will be most beneficial for your activity level and condition/injury.
.Orthopedic Braces are designed to:
– improve alignment and shift weight off the affected area of your body.
– assist individuals in reducing inflammation and pain
– provide support and stabilization for musculoskeletal conditions pre/post operative, post traumatic events and sport related injuries
– act as an aid in injury prevention
.Treating conditions such as (but not limited to) the following:
- Ankle Sprains and Strains
- Pre/Post Operative Conditions
- Achillies Tendonitis/Rupture
- Drop Foot
- Tennis Elbow
- SI – Sacroiliac Joint (Spine)
- Shoulder Pain
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury
- Medial / Lateral Collateral Ligament (MCL/LCL)
- Jumper’s knee / Osgood Schlatter Disease
- Knee Injuries
Do I need an appointment?
Appointments are recommended to ensure our Bracing Specialist is available to see you when you arrive. However, you are welcome to come in without a scheduled appointment.
Do I need a prescription/referral?
No, a prescription is not required to see our Bracing Specialist. However, most insurance companies do require a prescription in order to provide reimbursement for braces. It is best to check with your insurance provider to ensure you are aware of the requirements.
Will my insurance plan pay for my brace?
Each insurance plan is different; therefore, coverage for each product will vary from plan to plan. We are happy to contact your insurance company on your behalf to find out your coverage and the requirements needed for you to be reimbursed. Upon request, we are happy to direct bill your health benefits plan should your plan allow for this service. Direct billing needs to be arranged prior to your appointment.
Note: If you would like us to bill your plan directly, please call to inquire if you plan permits direct billing. Some plans require members to pay for the services and submit receipts for reimbursement.
How should I prepare for my brace appointment?
Arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to register and complete paperwork.
Bring your prescription/referral (if needed for insurance purposes) from your physician or healthcare professional approved by your insurance company.
Be sure to wear loose fitting clothing to enable accurate measurements.
What will take place at my bracing appointment?
Our Bracing Specialist will review your prescription or the issues and pain you are experiencing and discuss which product would be best for your needs. Then you will be measured for the brace.
Click on the pictures below to see short videos on a few of the braces offered at our clinic.
Please note: Every patient is individually assessed and the brace required for your particular needs may not be shown here in these short videos.
Thuasne Townsend Rebel Reliever – Osteoarthritis/Ligament Hinged Knee Brace: Patients diagnosed with mild to moderate medial or lateral Osteoarthritis (OA), as well as patients who have OA in combination with ligament instability.
Thuasne Ligastrap Genu For patients with ligament sprains, instability and general knee pain. Treating conditions such as arthritis, post-trauma, post-operative, and ligament sprains. This brace provides support and stabilization of the knee and the compression component will reduce inflammation and improve blood flow.The figure 8 strapping system also protects and stabilizes the joint.
Bauerfeind GenuTrain This knee sleeve / brace is for patients with ligament sprains, instability and general knee pain. Treating conditions such as arthritis, post-trauma, post-operative, and ligament sprains. This brace provides support and stabilization of the knee and the compression component will reduce inflammation and improve blood flow.
DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite – For patients with acute mild to moderate patellar sublaxation or dislocation and maltracking, (Patella (kneecap) instability, dislocations, tracking issues, anterior knee pain and patellofemoral syndrome.This lightweight brace provides a dual duromerter buttress system which meets with the patella and applies a consistent corrective force keeping the patella in proper alignment.
Thuasne Ligastrap Malleo For indications such as instability, ligament sprains and post-operative rehabilitation. This brace supports and stabilizes the ankle. The figure 8 strapping system also provides extra protection and stabilization. The Ligastrap Malleo provides compression which reduces inflammation and improves blood flow.
Bauerfeind MalleoTrain S For indications such as instability, ligament sprains and post-operative rehabilitation. This brace supports and stabilizes the ankle. The figure 8 strapping system also provides extra protection and stabilization.The Malleo Train S provides compression which reduces inflammation and improves blood flow.
Thuasne Malleo Dynastab Boa – This lightweight, comfortable, low profile metal splint provides maximum stabilization of the ankle. This brace has a figure 8 strapping system which provides additional support. Excellent support for sports.
EVO Ankle Stabilizer – Stabilizing and stirrup straps replicate ankle taping applications and soft plastic cuff protects against high ankle sprains. Patients like the low profile design that fits easily into an athletic or casual shoe.
EVO Ankle Stabilizer Quatro – For athletes and patients that require strong ankle support . This low profile brace has stirrup and stabilizing straps and a dynamic cuff to provide circumferential compression around the distal tibiofibular joint. Recommended for indications such as inversion/eversion ankle sprains, high ankle sprains, medial and lateral ankle instability and general ankle joint instability.
ASO Ankle Stabilizer – Helps in treating injured ankles, and reduces the severity and frequency of ankle injuries. An excellent defense against inversion injuries. The strapping system replicate athletic taping application – positioning the ankle at 90 degrees.
Silistab Achillo – Achilles tendon relief – This brace provides active support of the achilles tendon and the compression assists in reducing pressure and improving blood flow to the affected area. The soft silicone heel inserts (in 3 heights) offload the achilles tendon providing instant relief.
Walking Boot – Protects the foot, ankle and leg after injury or trauma in order to help speed recovery and rehabilitation. This boot features built in air pumps, molded/padded insole, shock absorbing outer rocker sole, foam bootie, non-elastic straps and an adjustable toe guard. The walking boot comes with optional heel wedges, should they be needed with an achilles tendon injury. The boot is available in full length or mid-calf.
OttoBock SI Belt (Sacroilliac Joint) – Provides support for the sacroilliac joint. This belt has an ultra low profile, mesh corset and removable pressure pads used for indications such as sacroilliac joint pain, instability and arthritis.
Bauerfeind LumboTrain (Lady) – Provides active support for relief and stabilization of the lumbar spine. Used for indications such as acute and chronic lower back pain, degenerative diseases of the lumbar spine and post-operative / post-traumatic treatment.
Thuasne Ligaflex Action – Provides support and stabilization of the wrist with an aluminum palmer stay. For indications such as: mild carpal tunnel, sprains, osteoarthritis and post-operative treatment. The brace also provides compression which reduces inflammation and improves blood flow.
Bauerfeind ManuTrain – Provides support and stabilization of the wrist with a stay that provides extra support. For indications such as: mild carpal tunnel, sprains, osteoarthritis and post-operative treatment. The brace has support pads which relieve pressure on nerves and blood vessels and provides compression which reduces inflammation.
Brands Available include: Thuasne / Townsend / Promaster, Ottobock, DeRoyal, Bauerfeind, Trulife, Donjoy, Breg, Ossur and MedSpec.