Custom Knee Brace
Protect your joints and optimize recovery with various custom braces and orthotics. Precision-crafted orthotic insoles and custom fit braces made just for you.
What are Custom Fit Medical Braces?
At Vaughan Physiotherapy we are happy to offer a wide selection of orthopedic braces and orthotics.
Orthopedic braces are prescribed by a health professional in order to protect, support, and facilitate movement. It is important that these products are carefully matched to an individual's diagnosis and needs to be effective. This can require specific measurements and assessment.
Both of these products may be covered by your extended health insurance.
Ask your health care professional if these products are right for you.
Typically we will recommend a custom orthotic if an off-the-shelf device or other treatments, such as exercises at home, haven’t proven effective.
You may be prescribed orthotics to treat a number of medical conditions. Examples include:
- Back pain
- Fat Pad Irritation
- Flat feet
- Hammer toes
- Heel spurs
- High arches
- Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
- Morton's Neuroma
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sinus Tarsi Syndrome
- Sports Injury
- Shin Splints
Your health professional may also prescribe custom orthotics for people who have positional concerns with their feet or legs. This can include those with underdeveloped leg and foot muscles.
What Conditions Can Custom Braces Treat?
Custom braces are carefully designed, evidence-based products which are proven to reduce pain and improve function.
We offer a wide selection of braces including MEDI, BAUERFEIND, OSSUR, DONJOY, MCDAVID and many more for your convenience.
Braces are designed to restrict potentially harmful movement and relieve the pain caused by ligamentous knee injuries, osteoarthritis and certain neurological conditions.
We also prescribe conservative care management such as corrective exercise and soft tissue therapy. Many of our bracing and splinting services can be covered by healthcare, compensation and insurance plans. Contact us today to find out how our specialists can help ensure your movement is free — and as pain-free – as possible. Braces are very effective for low back pain, elbow pain, knee injuries, wrist injuries and more!
These braces are effective rehabilitation aids for:
- Ligament injuries of the knee (ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL)
- Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee
- Knee instabilities
Custom Orthopedic Bracing Options
Custom braces are a very effective way to decrease pain while improving a persons mobility, coordination and strength. All of our braces are designed with your OWN specific measurements and contours to ensure exact proper support for long term results.
How effective is custom knee bracing for osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee?
In the majority of cases, very effective! Research has shown that more than 70% of patients with OA of the knee report significant improvements in pain, a reduction in pain medication, and increased activity levels when using a custom knee brace.
Ref: Barnes CL et al. American Journal of Orthopaedics 2002 Jul; 31(7): 396-401.
Can I use my brace for physical activities?
Absolutely. Many of our patients have continued to participate in regular exercise and recreational activities, such as golf, hiking, tennis, and gardening, thanks to the custom braces we’ve fitted them with. Our braces are also contoured to fit easily underneath most types of clothing, including athletic wear.
If you have recently injured and are interested in learning whether an orthopedic brace is appropriate for you, contact our clinic today.