A brace is a device that provides additional support to the back, knee, elbow, wrist or ankle in case of injury. A brace can be used to support the healing and recovery process or provide stability to prevent injury.
A brace can alleviate pain associated with a variety of conditions that become more common with age such as arthritis or osteoarthritis. A brace can also be used following injury, whether as a result of everyday activity or sports. The brace unloads stress from the affected area and refers the pressure to other joints/muscles, maintaining or improving functionality in the joint while reducing stiffness.
What conditions are braces used for?
At OAK Physio & Wellness our expert physiotherapists will assess your needs after a complete and comprehensive review of your condition and determine the right brace for you.
Examples of conditions that may require braces are:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Tennis Elbow or Golf Elbow
How do I begin using my brace?
Before you begin using your brace, your physiotherapist or chiropractor at OAK Physio & Wellness will ensure the base is fitted for your specific body size and overall mobility needs.
Before the fitting, your therapist will discuss your occupation, your lifestyle, things you love doing, and what to expect from using the brace. The evaluation will cover the assessment of your affected limb’s range of motion, its strength, and its functionality.
Your therapist at OAK Physio & Wellness will explain how to use the brace properly and also how to maintain it.
When you use a brace, incorrectly or without the appropriate assessment, it can lead to your condition getting worse or increase your chances of developing a more serious injury. It is important to contact us or visit OAK Physio & Wellness for more information and to work with our experts to find the brace solution specifically for you.