Custom Knee Bracing
At Global Health Physiotherapy Clinic our Physiotherapists have over 20 years of clinical experience in custom knee bracing for your medical condition. Trying to find the best knee brace takes time and patience. A comprehensive assessment is performed by our orthopedic physiotherapists, to ensure that the knee brace correctly addresses your medical condition and is medically necessary to provide stability, comfort, versatility and practicality.
Choose from industry-leading knee brace manufacturers
Global Health Physiotherapy Clinic is partnered with worldwide top brace manufacturers that create the top custom knee bracing products for various applications ranging from casual day-to-day usage to high-performance professional sports use. All knee braces are made from lightweight materials, providing exceptional support, comfort and durability.
We customize your knee brace
At Global Health Physiotherapy Clinic our physiotherapists take detailed measurements of your leg to ensure that the knee brace is made to provide the best fit to your knee, ensuring adequate stabilization and comfort. All knee braces can further be customized with additional features depending on your medical condition.
We walk you through every step of integration
Education and practicing correct use of a custom knee brace with our physiotherapist is a very important step in optimizing the effectiveness of the device. Taking the time to learn how to correctly position the knee brace will ensure the ideal correct fitment and also extend the longevity of your new knee brace. Our physiotherapist will follow up with all patients after 10 days to ensure that any questions or concerns are addressed.
All knee braces come with a 3-year guarantee for any defects in materials.
Three types of Knee Braces
Prophylactic Knee Braces
These braces are designed to provide minimal support for the prevention or reduction of injuries. Prophylactic knee braces protect the knee from any previous injuries and are specifically useful for protecting the medial collateral ligament (MCL).
Athletes who play contact sports such as football commonly use this type of brace for preventative measures. It's not uncommon to see people using this brace for sports like tennis for the added support and reduction in pressure to the knee joint.
Functional Knee Braces
Functional knee braces are designed to provide superior stabilization that may have sustained an injury. Functional knee braces have a hinge-post-shell design that provides greater stability to reduce any rotational forces in the knee joint. Here are examples of functional knee braces:
Rehabilitative Knee Braces
These knee braces are designed to restrict knee movement to reduce the risk of injury and allow healing. Rehabilitative knee braces are used post-surgery or even after a recent injury. These braces prevent the chances of a specific motion from happening and re-injuring the ligamenst and tendons.
It is important to note that knee braces may be recommended as a supplementary option with a knee physiotherapy program.
Knee Braces may be recommended for the following medical conditions
All patients that require a knee brace will undergo a comprehensive orthopedic assessment to determine the ultimate effectiveness of a knee brace to promote greater abilities to perform activities of daily living. A patients’ need for a knee brace will vary based on the presenting medical condition and not all patients will require a knee brace, even though the medical condition is the same.
Research has demonstrated that knee braces do provide sufficient stability, whereas the majority of patients do report reduction in pain and being able to perform activities of daily living.
Here is a shortlist of common conditions where a knee brace may complement your physiotherapy care:
ACL Injuries (Anterior Cruciate Ligament)
MCL Injuries (Medial Cruciate Ligament)
LCL Injuries (Lateral Cruciate Ligament)
PCL Injuries (Posterior Cruciate Ligament)
Meniscus or Cartilage Injuries
Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Post Surgical Procedure
We Complete All Paperwork for Your Insurance Plans
At Global Health Physiotherapy Clinic, our administrative team will be in direct contact with your insurance carrier to ensure the coverage details for bracing. The majority of insurance carriers offer separate categories for Brace Funding, however, the exact coverage details of your plan will allow you to make an informed decision whether or not a knee brace is within your budget.
We do complete all required documentation for your insurance carrier for reimbursement. Knee braces may also be purchased privately if there is no coverage available.
Complimentary Virtual/Telephone Assessment for Bracing Questions
We are here to help with all your bracing and insurance-related inquiries. Contact our clinic at (416) 500-4200, 7 days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.