Arthritis, while a common ailment, can be debilitating, especially when it targets the knees. Thankfully, advancements in medical technology have presented solutions like custom knee braces. At MVMT Physio & Chiro, we understand the necessity of personalized care and are dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive the best support. In this post, we’ll delve deeper into the benefits of our custom knee braces for arthritis sufferers and how they can drastically transform your quality of life.
What are knee braces and their role in managing arthritis?
Our custom knee braces are more than just support structures. They are 3D scanned to ensure a precise fit, unique to your anatomy. This meticulous attention to detail ensures that the braces we offer cater to your specific requirements. And when it comes to top-tier products, our best-sellers, the Rebel Reliever Osteoarthritis Braces, stand out.
Every clinician in our team is expertly trained to fit this specific brace, ensuring that patients receive optimal benefits. The result? A noticeable reduction in arthritis symptoms, enhanced stability, and a significant boost in overall mobility. Engaging in activities you love becomes a reality again.
An integral advantage of our custom knee braces is their ability to create a conducive environment around the knee. Here, pain is minimized, ensuring it doesn’t become a hurdle to exercise and other physical activities. As the braces curtail symptoms, they pave the way for strengthening the muscles around the knee. The ripple effect? A better, more agile day-to-day life.
Customization vs. over-the-counter solutions
Yes, it’s undeniable that custom knee braces come at a premium. But, the unparalleled support they offer makes them stand out against over-the-counter alternatives. Our Rebel Reliever braces are the epitome of customization and effectiveness, and always fitted by our highly trained physiotherapists, ensuring you receive unmatched support tailored specifically for you.
Our commitment to excellence is evident in our comprehensive knee bracing procedure:
- Initial Consultation: A FREE 30-minute consult with a dedicated physiotherapist. This session is designed to understand your unique needs and determine if knee bracing is apt for you.
- Decision-making: It’s essential that you’re comfortable with the choice of undergoing knee bracing.
- Measurement and Customization: Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, we 3D scan your thigh, knee, and leg, while also letting you select your brace’s colour.
- Creation and Precision: A waiting period of 5-10 business days, during which our team collaborates closely with our supplier to mold your perfect brace.
- The Final Fitting: A 30-minute session (FREE) to guide you on brace care, usage, and additional therapies if required.
When is the right time to consider a knee brace?
The journey towards combating arthritis discomfort begins with understanding the signs and needs of your body. If you’ve pondered over the thought of adopting a knee brace, here’s a guide to lead you:
- Consultation First: It’s crucial to always initiate the process by consulting a healthcare professional. Your physical therapist will offer valuable insights into custom knee bracing options.
- Evaluate Your Situation: Several factors determine the need for a custom knee brace. These include the availability of 3rd party insurance, financial readiness, the severity of knee pain and instability, your present activity intensity, and your envisioned future activity level.
- Focus on Your Goals: Above all, where do you envision yourself in terms of mobility and daily activity? It’s essential to gauge how a custom knee brace aligns with your long-term objectives.
- Decision-making: It’s a personal journey. If you’re passionate about reclaiming your active life, then a custom knee brace is a fitting tool. However, if you’re uncertain, take your time. Engage in discussions with your family, family physician, and importantly, your physical therapist to get a rounded perspective.
Potential downsides to wearing a knee brace
Every solution comes with its set of considerations, and knee braces are no different. While our Rebel Reliever custom knee braces boast lightweight construction, mobility, and customization (yes, pick your favourite colour!), there are a couple of things to bear in mind:
- Clothing Compatibility: If you’re a fan of wearing snug-fitting attire, you might need to reconsider your wardrobe choices. But, the good news is, our braces are designed to snugly fit over your clothing as well, ensuring adaptability.
- Adjustment Period: Every new beginning requires an adaptation phase. Initially, you might experience mild discomfort against your skin. But like all things, with time, you’ll find the brace becoming a comfortable part of your daily routine. In fact, we’re confident you’ll grow to love its supportive embrace!
The road to alleviating arthritis pain and reclaiming your mobility starts with informed choices. At MVMT Physio & Chiro, we are dedicated to offering solutions tailored to your unique needs. Interested in exploring the transformative benefits of our custom knee braces? Reach out to our team today!