Knee Braces


Knee Braces in Kingston

Find pain relief with Best Health Physiotherapy and massage.

Knee braces are widely used across all ages and can be helpful for a number of different reasons

  • Pain reduction
  • Limiting swelling
  • Enabling increased activity
  • Ligament and cartilage protection
  • Limiting progression of arthritic changes
  • Limiting excessive movement post injury or following surgery

Braces are used to help stabilize and reduce pain in many different knee conditions

  • Patello-femoral dysfunction
  • Chondromalacia Patella (pain under the knee cap)
  • Dislocated Knee Caps (Patellae)
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Osgoode-Schlatter’s disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Meniscal tear or degradation
  • Ligament sprain or deficiency
  • Post-operative ligament and meniscus protection

Braces come in many different forms, from as simple as a single compressive strap to manage patellar tendonitis or Osgoode Schlatter’s Disease, to a complex hinged brace constructed with an aircraft aluminum frame secured with straps and pads.

Choosing the appropriate brace can be confusing and is dependent upon multiple factors such as:

  • Knee condition or diagnosis
  • What activities the brace will be used for
  • Ease of application
  • Comfort of brace
  • Budget
  • Short term or long-term need

Why choose Best Health Physiotherapy for your bracing needs?

Your physiotherapist is the care provider who has the greatest understanding of your condition and your therapeutic needs.  They can guide your decisions and help you choose the type of brace that will best suit your knee and give you the confidence that your choice is appropriate. Best Health Physio has access to braces and supports from many suppliers for all joint areas such as wrist, thumb and ankle, and specifically, we are able to provide many bracing options for our osteoarthritic knee patients.

We have had a long-term relationship with Breg who supports us in providing custom hard-shell braces to off-load the osteoarthritic knee. They also manufacture a line of braces to protect anterior or posterior cruciate deficient or surgically repaired knees. Both lines of brace feature a patented hinge design which provides dynamic force reduction to support the knee in the ROM where protection is most needed. The video links below demonstrate how Breg’s unique design and construction optimize stability and comfort.

Breg Duo Dynamic OA Bracing

Breg Z 12 Dynamic Cruciate Bracing

Several companies manufacture custom braces but we have confidence in and positive experiences with Breg’s novel measurement system.  Their rigorous approach involves 24 specific points of measurement to produce a brace which forms to the unique shape of each individual.  The use of aircraft aluminum and magnesium in the shell construction makes for a sleek and minimal design without sacrificing strength.

Best Health Physio is a physiotherapy clinic offering both physiotherapy and massage therapy services. If you are an existing client, your therapist can help you choose a brace that best fits your needs. If a custom brace is required, a visit will be scheduled with our Breg trained PT to assess your needs and measure your knee/leg.If you are a new patient to Best Health Physiotherapy, please contact us by phone, email or the Contact Form on this page and an appointment will be scheduled to assess your needs.
We do not require a prescription from you, but if you have Extended Health Insurance your insurance company may have specific requirements before they will reimburse you. Most insurance companies require a physician's prescription for reimbursement and often a quote from us for custom knee braces.
Insurance companies do not accept direct billing for products. For braces, supports and devices the patient will pay up front for the brace and then submit the paid invoice to the insurer for reimbursement.
We carry a small inventory of braces in house. If what you need has to be ordered in, it would typically be received within a week. Custom knee braces typically require 1-2 weeks for production and shipping.
For a custom knee brace assessment and measurement visit, you will be with the therapist for approximately one hour. Please bring a pair of comfortable pair of shorts allowing for ease of movement and access to the leg for measurement.

Contact Best Health Physio Today

To find out more about our services and how we can help you with your specific situation, please contact the clinic by phone (613 634 2378) or by completing the contact form below.

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