SpineWise offers a large selection of quality custom and off-the-shelf braces. Off-the-shelf braces come in a variety of sizes and materials, allowing numerous rehabilitative applications. Off-the-shelf braces are commonly used for back pain, shoulder pain, ankle sprains, wrist sprains, elbow pain and a spectrum of knee complaints.When is a brace required?
Your health-care provider may recommend that you use a brace due to an injury, before and/or after surgery, or due to deterioration in joints because of overuse, or age. You may also need to replace an older brace due to body or lifestyle changes. An accurate diagnosis is a vital first step to selecting the best brace for your purposes, as well as determining when and for how long the brace should be worn for maximum benefit.For rehabilitation, a well designed brace can be extremely useful. For example, following surgery, the knee joint may be temporarily unstable. The ligaments, muscles, and bones will need to heal, and as a result you may need an external support or brace. Moreover, during your physiotherapy and active rehabilitation process, if you will be performing physical activities soon after knee surgery, a knee brace can help you feel more stable and protect your knee from re-injury.
In sports, such as football and hockey, where large forces and pressures are exerted on the knee, a knee brace can prevent injury by absorbing some of the force that otherwise may cause severe injury to the knee.
Why a brace? What can it do for me?
Braces have a vast range of benefits, depending on the application. They may help increase stability in an unstable joint or they can off-load unwanted pressure of an arthritic knee. They may allow you to get out of your cast much sooner after a fractured wrist or ankle! Following injury, for example a knee injury, a custom fitted brace will help support the knee and keep it in appropriate alignment. The brace also helps stabilize the knee joint and can be set to restrict excessive bending, twisting, and destructive side to side, or front to back movements that will continue to aggravate an already injured knee. The possibilities are somewhat limitless. The chances are that we have a product to suit your needs!