The right knee brace can help accelerate recovery, provide support, and encourage painless, regular movements during activities.
MVMT Physio & Chiro physiotherapists are experienced in identifying cases that need custom knee bracing. Our clinic uses innovative medical instruments to take precise measurement of the leg so you can get the best fit accordingly. You will be assisted by a registered physiotherapist during the entire process.
For decades, MVMT Physio & Chiro helped thousands of clients in St Albert and greater Edmonton areas, making us among the most ideal knee support St Albert team. We are rehabilitation professionals who understand how the knees work independently and as a part of the body. Our custom knee braces are designed for specific injuries, post-operative repair and osteoarthritis of the knee.
What is Custom Knee Brace?
You know that uncomfortable feeling you get when you wear a pair of shoes that don’t fit you properly? If they are too big, they will rub and give you blisters.
Shoes that are too small will cut into uncomfortable places in your foot. The wrong shoes can cause or aggravate foot ailments. This is no different than wearing a knee brace that doesn’t fit properly.
Choosing the right kind of knee brace is crucial if you suffer from knee injuries and knee pain. A custom fitted knee brace is designed based on the precise measurements of your leg, and tailored for your particular injury. They are light-weight, comfortable, easily adjustable and can be worn during most sporting activities.
This personalized knee brace conforms with the biomechanics of your knee, allowing a simple and effective way to relieve pain, prevent injury and resume your activities. In addition, a well fitted brace can gently restrict the range of motion in unstable joints and support the injured area.
There are three main types of knee braces that can be customized perfectly to fit your leg and your specific injury:
- Ligament Injury Braces – ACL-PCL-MCL-LCL
A tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common injuries to the knee. A quick movement or sharp turn when running or jumping is the usual culprit of an ACL injury.Those who play basketball, volleyball, tennis, football, soccer, and similar sports are more likely to injure their ACL as a result of their rapid, twisting knee movements. A badly torn ACL has been known to put an early end to a promising career for many athletes.
You know you have an ACL injury when there is a popping noise in the affected knee, swelling and pain, restricted range of motion, and difficulty in walking. RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) is very crucial in the first 24 hours of the injury.
Visit a physiotherapist for proper evaluation, effective treatment solutions and proper rehabilitation plans. Depending on the severity of the knee injury, the most serious may need surgery but for less severe cases, a combination of anti-inflammatory drugs, a knee brace, and physio exercises is the best way for ACL injury management.
These knee braces are crucial for all ligament tears and instabilities. They provide the ultimate combination of stabilization and protection of the knee joint. These braces have hinges and adjustable stops that allow you to expand and limit their range of movement as desired.
- Unloading Knee Braces
Knee braces that are designed to reduce osteoarthritis pain, provide long term pain relief, postpone or eliminate the need for surgery and reduce the need for medications.
- Post Operative Knee Braces
Ideal for those who want to immobilize the knee joint after knee surgery.
What Knee Injuries Can a Custom Knee Brace Treat?
Say goodbye to your knee pains including:
- Chronic knee pain
- Knee instabilities
- Ligamentous knee injuries (Knee – ACL, MCL, LCL and PCL instabilities)
- Arthritic conditions such as Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee
What Are The Benefits of Custom Knee Brace?
Custom fit knee braces are beneficial for a wide range of knee conditions.
- Allow ligaments to heal.
- Customized just for your injury and suited to your body type and activity level.
- Improve joint stability.
- Increase mobility.
- Healing from motor vehicle accident injuries to the knee.
- Healthy healing from sports injuries to the knee.
- Increase self confidence, move freely without anxiety.
- Pain relief and discomfort in the injured area.
- Shift and share the weight load from the affected part of the joint to the unaffected part.
- Ultimate in fit and comfort as it will fit you perfectly.
Does my Insurance Cover Custom Knee Braces?
If you have extended health insurance, your brace may be covered . Please check with your insurer to find out the details of your specific plan. Your health benefit insurance company may require a referral from your physician in order for the brace to be covered.
Why Choose Our Team?
Our cutting edge physiotherapists have been fitting patients with custom (and non-custom) knee braces in the St. Alberta and Edmonton communities since 1992. All our registered physiotherapists are experienced in knee bracing. We take a “big picture” approach to help you achieve optimal results.
Our physical therapists will not only treat your knee injury but will also assess the entire lower body and other possible weak areas contributing to your condition. We are also trained to distinguish conditions that don’t require custom bracing and will suggest alternative treatments.
Furthermore, at MVMT Physio & Chiro we ensure that your brace will continue to serve your needs. As we are experienced in the injury and recovery process, we understand how your knee brace design will fit into your work, life, and play. Your knee brace should fit so comfortably that you forget that you are even wearing it. If you have questions regarding how and when to use the brace or any other concerns, we will be more than glad to help you find a solution.
Just like it’s painful to wear the wrong shoe size, knee braces that don’t fit properly can be uncomfortable to wear, slip out of place, and not provide the pain relief and stability to your joint, making your injury even worse. Don’t let arthritis or a knee injury keep you on the sidelines.
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