What are Custom Braces
Braces are used to provide support to the joints which have become unstable due to an injury, illness or chronic condition. The support and stability provided by braces can help you return to the most preferred activities with confidence.
What Are The Benefits of Using Braces?
Braces can be useful for acute injuries, chronic conditions and for the prevention of injuries. It can help to alleviate pain, decrease swelling & inflammation associated with musculoskeletal injuries or conditions by minimizing the stress and pressure on affected body part. Braces will provide increased stability to an unstable joint in case of an injury or a condition and will restrict excessive movement and prevent further injury or damage. In addition, braces would increase your confidence and would help you move and function without any concern.
When do I need a Brace?
Your doctor or physiotherapist may recommend you a brace if you have one of the following conditions:
- Tendon or ligament injuries
- Wrist, Knee or ankle sprains
- Pre or post-surgery
- Low back pain
- Deterioration of joints due to excessive loading, aging or overuse
What Types Of Braces Are Available?
Braces can be ready to use (universal size) or can be custom made. Following braces are commonly used:
- Shoulder stabilizers
- Elbow braces – Tennis elbow
- Wrist Brace
- Post-op braces
- Back Braces
- Knee Braces
- Ankle Braces
Choosing the right kind and size of brace is very important. Wearing a properly fitted brace would help to provide maximum support & stability. At Reform Physiotherapy we provide a thorough assessment to determine which brace will fit your needs and conditions and provide you the most comfort.