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
- Achilles 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 Custom Rebel Ligament Knee Brace
Indications: Ligament injuries and/or reconstructive knee surgery.
Benefits: Provides medial and lateral support of the knee, reduces and prevents excessive rotation of the knee, protects the knee while it heals after surgery.
Thuasne Custom Rebel Reliever Osteoarthritis Knee Brace
Indications: medial or lateral Osteoarthritis (OA), OA in combination with ligament instability.
Benefits/Features: Universally adaptable for lateral OA, medial OA, and ligament instability. This brace limits varus or valgus misalignment and redistributes one’s weight across a broader aspect of the knee, resulting in less pain.
Thuasne Ligastrap Genu
Indications: General knee pain, ligament sprains, instability, arthritis, post-trauma or post-operative care.
Benefits/Features: Provides support and stabilization of the knee and the compression component will reduce inflammation and improve blood flow. The figure 8 strapping system also allows for extra stabilization.
Thuasne Active Reliever
Indications: Medial or lateral osteoarthritis, knee instability
Benefits/Features: Provides off-loading of medial or lateral compartment for patients with mild to moderate uni-compartmental osteoarthritis. This brace is easy to put on and remove and has a low profile. This provides the patient with extra comfort.
Thuasne Genu PROMASTER
Indications: Mild instability of the knee, arthritis, ligament sprains, post-trauma or post-operative.
Benefits/Features: Provides support and stabilization of the knee. The compression component will reduce inflammation and improve blood flow.
Thusane Action Reliever
Indications: Osteoarthritis, knee instability
Benefits/Features: A low profile brace which combines compression with a proprietary three point strapping system which assists with osteoarthritis pain relief by producing a comfortable , corrective force allowing for increased mobility. The compression reduces inflammation and improves blood flow.
Indications: Instability, general knee pain, arthritis, post-trauma, post-operative, ligament sprains, and relapse prevention.
Benefits/Features: provides support and stabilization of the knee and the compression component will reduce inflammation and improve blood flow.
Indications: Instability, arthritis, osteoarthritis
Benefits/Features: Provides support and stabilization of the knee. The integral elastic padded ring around the kneecap helps positions the brace correctly and adapts itself to the angle of the knee joint during movement. The massaging effect activates the surrounding muscular tissue and stimulates circulation. This brace provides compression which will reduce swelling and improve blood flow.
Bauerfeind GenuTrain P3
Indications: Patellofemoral pain syndrome, chondromalacia, jumper’s knee, runner’s knee, feeling of instability.
Benefits/Features: Improves patellar tracking, relieves the pain caused by misalignment of the kneecap and patellar femoral pain syndrome. There are two integral pressure cushions and a corrective strap. This will stabilize the position of the kneecap and accelerate the healing process. The brace’s compression knit will help to reduce swelling more quickly and improve blood flow.
DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite
Indications: Acute patellar sublaxation, dislocation, maltracking instability, anterior knee pain, patellofemoral syndrome.
Benefits/Features: This lightweight brace provides a dual durometer buttress system which meets with the patella and applies a consistent corrective force keeping the patella in proper alignment.
MedSpec Gripper Hinged Knee Brace
Indications: Instability, general knee pain, and arthritis
Benefits/Features: The wrap around anterior closure allows for the brace to be put on easily with a comfortable fit. It provides medial and lateral stability..
Thuasne Patella Strap
Indications: mild patellofemoral pain or discomfort
Benefits/Features: This patella strap applies the right amount of pressure to support the kneecap and help relieve mild patella-femoral pain or discomfort.
Thuasne Ligastrap Malleo
Indications: Ankle sprains, arthritis, instability, or post-operative rehabilitation.
Benefits/Features: 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.
Thuasne Malleo Go
Indications: Ankle sprains, arthritis, and instability.
Benefits/Features: Reinforces stability and strength of the ankle joint. The silicone inserts provide protection and redistributes compression away from the malleoli to the surrounding soft tissues. This brace provides medical grade compression which will reduce swelling and improve blood flow.
Bauerfeind MalleoTrain Plus
Indications: arthritis, chronic pain, sprains, ligament insufficiency and instability, post-traumatic or post-operative irritation in the ankle area or post-operative recovery.
Benefits/Features: Provides increased ankle stability following twisting injuries, sprains, ligament weakness and overloading during sports. The medial and lateral pads along with the figure 8 straps provide extra stability. It assists in preventing injuries and in the rehabilitation of previously injured joints by providing medical grade compression, which reduces swelling and improves blood flow.
Indications: Ankle sprains arthritis, and instability.
Benefits/Features: Reinforces stability and strength of the ankle joint. This brace provides medical grade compression which will reduce swelling and improve blood flow. The silicone inserts provide protection and redistributes compression away from the malleoli to the surrounding soft tissues.
Bauerfeind MalleoTrain S
Indications: Ankle sprains, arthritis, instability and post-operative rehabilitation.
Benefits/Features: This brace supports and stabilizes the ankle. The figure 8 strapping system also provides extra protection and stabilization. The MalleoTrain S provides compression which reduces inflammation and improves blood flow.
Bauerfeind MalleoTrain S (Open Heel)
Indications: Ankle instability, sprains and post-operative recovery
Benefits/Features: Uses the same mechanism as a functional tape bandage and is easier on the skin. The strength from the strap can be adjusted so normal movement is not restricted. The figure 8 strapping system stabilizes and protects the ankle. It provides support, stability and pain relief in activities such as gymnastics and dance.
Bauerfeind Malleoloc L3
Indications: Ankle sprains, ruptured ligaments, acute and chronic ligament instabilities, prevention of chronic ligament instability.
Benefits/Features: Helps protect the unstable ankle from excessive strain. The Malleoloc L3 can be used for multi-stage treatment. The protection can be adjusted in 3 steps depending on the progress of the treatment or an individual’s requirements. This brace has a L shape shell and straps which stabilizes the outside of the ankle. It also provides compression which would reduce swelling and improve blood flow. Its slim design allows it to fit in shoes.
Indications: Acute capsular ligament ankle injuries, early functional and non-surgical treatment of ankle injuries (sprains and ligament ruptures), post-operative, chronic instability/insufficiency and relapse prevention.
Benefits/Features: This Air-cushioned brace provides a high degree of stabilization of the ankle in the shoe. It is particularly suitable for acute care. The individually inflatable air cushions allow adjustments based on the degree of swelling.
Bauerfeind MalleoLoc L
Indications: Conservative treatment of ankle sprains and ruptured ligaments, acute and chronic capsular ligament instabilities and prevention of ligament instability.
Benefits/Features: Provides lateral stabilization of the ankle while enabling normal heel to toe movement. The Malleoloc L must be worn in shoes. The inside of the shell is soft and padded.
Indications: Serious twisting injuries, torn ligaments, sprains, post-operative, chronic ligament insufficiencies and relapse prevention.
Benefits/Features: This brace stabilizes the ankle to treat ankle injuries and prevent lateral twisting. This support can also be worn therapeutically without a shoe.
Thuasne Malleo Dynastab Boa
Indications: Ankle sprains, instability.
Benefits/Features: 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. Its wide opening offers easy application and removal. Excellent support for sports.
Indications: Ankle sprains, osteoarthritis, instability, ligament insufficiencies and relapse prevention.
Benefits/Features: Reinforces stability and strength of the ankle joint. This brace provides medical grade compression which reduces swelling and improves blood flow. The silicone inserts provide protection.
EVO Ankle Stabilizer
Indications: Ankle sprains, high ankle sprains, lateral ankle pain (outside of ankle), medial ankle pain (inside of ankle), chronic ankle stability.
Benefits/Features: 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
Indications: Ankle sprains, high ankle sprains, medial and lateral ankle instability, ankle instability.
Benefits/Features: 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.
ASO Ankle Stabilizer
Indications: Ankle sprains, lateral ankle pain (outside of ankle), medial ankle pain (inside of ankle), chronic ankle stability.
Benefits/Features: Helps in treating injured ankles, and reduces the severity and frequency of ankle injuries. This brace is an excellent defense against inversion injuries. The strapping system replicates athletic taping application – positioning the ankle at 90 degrees.
Indications: Non-surgical treatment of severe ankle injuries, post-operative protection after ligament reconstruction, chronic instability of the upper and/or lower ankle.
Benefits/Features: This brace and postural splint provides stabilization of the upper and lower ankle. CaligaLoc can be worn as a splint in proper fitting shoes or without shoes as a postural or night brace.
MedSpec EVO Speed Lacer
Indications: Ankle sprains and ankle instability
Benefits/Features: The EVO speed lacer enables fast and easy application. This brace stabilizes, support and protects the ankle using a figure-eight strap system. The stirrup restricts inversion and eversion ankle movement.
Thuasne Silistab Achillo
Indications: Achilles tendonitis, and chronic, post-traumatic or post-operative irritation (in the case of Achilles tendon rupture).
Benefits/Features: 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.
Bauerfeind AchilloTrain Pro
Indications: Achilles tendonitis, Achilles tendon bursitis, and chronic, post-traumatic or post-operative irritation (in the case of Achilles tendon rupture).
Benefits/Features: Provides active support for treatment of Achilles tendonitis and post -operative irritation. Provides compression, which reduces swelling and improves blood flow.
Thuasne Spry Step Plus
Indications: Drop foot
Benefits/Features: Made from carbon fiber, this AFO provides a strong, lightweight option for patients with drop foot. It lifts up the foot and reduces the risk of stumbling.
Thuasne XLR8 Walking Boot
Indications: Achilles tendon injury, ligament injury, severe sprains, pre- or post-operative ankle stabilization.
Benefits/Features: 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. The liner of this boot is removable and washable.
OttoBock SI (Sacroiliac Joint) Belt
Indications: SI pain, lower back pain, low back sprains/strains.
Benefits/Features: Provides support for the sacroiliac joint. This belt has an ultra-low profile, mesh corset and removable pressure pads.
Indications: General back pain in the lumbar spine area and degeneration/muscular insufficiency of the spine.
Benefits/Features: Stabilizing back brace for lumbar spine relief of the spine.
Bauerfeind LumboTrain/LumboTrain Lady
Indications: General back pain in the lumbar spine area (acute and chronic), degeneration of the lumbar spine, osteoarthritis, and post-operative treatment.
Benefits/Features: Provides active support for relief and stabilization of the lumbar spine.
Thuasne Ligaflex Action
Indications: Carpal tunnel syndrome, sprains, osteoarthritis, instability, and post-operative treatment.
Benefits/Features: Provides support and stabilization of the wrist with a removable aluminum palmer stay. The brace also provides compression which reduces inflammation and improves blood flow.
Indications: Carpal tunnel syndrome, sprains, osteoarthritis, instability and post-operative treatment, chronic post-traumatic or post-operative irritation of the wrist.
Benefits/Features: Provides support and stabilization of the wrist with a stay that provides extra support. The brace has support pads which relieve pressure on nerves and blood vessels and provides compression which reduces inflammation.
Indications: “Mouse hand”, carpal tunnel syndrome, pre-operative and post-operative irritation, osteoarthritis.
Benefits/Features: Protects and stabilizes the wrist while allowing gripping movements. This brace is universal (can be worn on right or left hand).
MedSpec Tripod Wrist Lacer
Indications: Carpal tunnel syndrome, strains, wrist tendonitis and post-operative care.
Benefits/Features: Provides immobilization of the wrist and can be adjusted depending on the stage of treatment. The single pull lace makes it easy to put on.
Bauerfeind ManuLoc Rhizo
Indications: Mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome, ligament injuries in the fingers or hand areas, acute post-traumatic and post-operative irritation in the wrist and thumb, pre-operative care, moderate tendonitis on the radial side, osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal joint (severe) and dislocations.
Benefits/Features: Provides stabilization of the wrist and thumb. It is easy to take on and off. This brace can be used for a variety of treatment stages as the thumb support can be loosened to taken off as the recovery progresses.
Bauerfeind Manuloc Rhizo Long
Indications: Moderate carpal tunnel syndrome, thumb injuries, post-traumatic or post-operative irritation, pre-operative care, moderate tenosynovitis (on the radial side), severe osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal joint and dislocations.
Benefits/Features: Similar to the ManuLoc Rhizo, the ManuLoc Rhizo Long immobilizes and supports parts of the forearm. This provides more stability and helps to relieve pain caused by irritation, injuries or surgery. This brace can be used for a variety of treatment stages as the thumb support can be loosened to taken off as the recovery progresses.
Thuasne Manu PROMASTER
Indications: mild carpal tunnel, sprains, osteoarthritis, tenosynovitis and post-operative care.
Benefits/Features: Provides support and stabilization of the wrist. It offers compression which reduces inflammation and improves blood flow.
Thuasne Silistap Epi
Indications: Epicondylitis, Tennis or Golfer’s elbow, osteoarthritis, arthritis, tendomyopathy.
Benefits/Features: Provides support and compression that will provide quicker healing. This brace will reduce inflammation and improve the blood flow in the affected area.
Indications: Epicondylitis, Tennis or Golfer’s elbow, osteoarthritis, tendomyopathy.
Benefits/Features: Helps relieve pain and tension caused by an irritation Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow or osteoarthritis. The compression knit will help to reduce swelling and improve blood flow. The additional strap (that is removable) allows for additional compression.
Indications: Tennis elbow, golfers elbow, chronic elbow pain, tendonitis, and inflammation due to arthritis or osteoarthritis.
Benefits/Features: Stabilizes the elbow and provides compression which reduces swelling and improves blood flow.
Thuasne Ligaflex Rhizo
Indications: Post-operative and post traumatic irritations, thumbs injuries, arthrosis of the first carpometacarpal joint, sprains, contusions.
Benefits/Features: Provides immobilization of the thumb joint while maintaining wrist motion.
Brands Available include: Thuasne / Townsend / Promaster, Ottobock, DeRoyal, Bauerfeind, Trulife, Donjoy, Breg, Ossur and MedSpec.