Bracing Treatment in Physiotherapy

Benefits of Custom Knee Bracing

  • Controlled swelling.
  • Precise fit.
  • Pain relief. 
  • Knee support.
  • Reduces rotation of the knee.
  • Increased mobility and strength.
  • Expedited healing.
  • Improved joint function.
  • Reduced inflammation.

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What is Custom Knee Bracing?

Custom knee bracing therapy is an effective and efficient tool used in the return to daily active living and recovery after soft tissue injury.

Custom Knee Bracing

When used in combination with physiotherapy, chiropractic care and/or therapeutic exercise, patients can report decreased pain, expedited healing, increased mobility, strength and quality of life!

At Jack Nathan Rehab, custom knee braces are made specifically for your needs.

Managing Osteoarthritis with a Knee Brace

Osteoarthritis of the knee is a common wear and tear natural occurrence as we age. Osteoarthritis can also occur as a result of a past injury or due to marked alignment and positioning between the thigh and shin bones.

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis can be described as a thinning of the cushioning or cartilage between bones that allows for fluid movement and shock absorption.

Types of Knee Osteoarthritis

The most common form of osteoarthritis of the knee occurs in one of the three compartments:

  • Medial (Inner)
  • Lateral (Outer)
  • Center–Patellofemoral

Treatment: The Role of Semi-Rigid Unloader Devices

Through the use of a semi-rigid unloader device, unduly pressures can be shifted away from an affected medial or lateral osteoarthritic compartment.

Key Benefits:

  • Decreasing pain
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Increasing mobility gains

Importance of Patient Compliance

Patient compliance with a single-hinged, sleek and low-profile device is typically best for unilateral osteoarthritis.

Bracing Treatment in Physiotherapy

Patellofemoral osteoarthritis occurs when there is a decrease in cartilage between the underside of the kneecap and the thigh bone. Custom medical-graded compression knit garments are ideal for this type of osteoarthritis.

The Role of Compression Orthoses in Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis

Compression orthoses will provide gentle yet therapeutic and malleable support to the joint and surrounding tissue.

Benefits Include:

  • Decreasing swelling
  • Alleviating pain
  • Reducing inflammation

Meniscal Injuries: An Overview

Meniscal injuries, most commonly, meniscal tears are tears in the “C” shaped cartilage that line the top of the shin bone connecting to the thigh bone.

Treatment Options: Custom Compression Garments

Custom compression garments can provide a significant reduction in pain and swelling during the healing period of meniscus injuries.

At Jack Nathan Rehab, your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. We understand that knee issues, whether it’s osteoarthritis, meniscal injuries, or ligamentous injuries, can be a challenging experience both physically and emotionally.

Common Conditions Treated:

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

  • Medial Osteoarthritis (Inner compartment)
  • Lateral Osteoarthritis (Outer compartment)
  • Center-Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis

Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis

  • Decrease in cartilage between the underside of the kneecap and the thigh bone.

Meniscal Injuries

  • Meniscal tears in the “C” shaped cartilage that line the top of the shin bone connecting to the thigh bone.

Ligamentous Injuries

  • Strains
  • Partial Tears
  • Complete Tears

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Bracing for Ligamentous Injuries

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Ligamentous injuries are defined as strains, partial or complete tears of the strong ligaments that help hold the position of the thigh and shin bone.

Understanding Ligamentous Injuries

These ligaments restrict over translation, or too much movement of the thigh bone and shin bone being forward, backward or side-to-side.

Types of Ligamentous Injuries

  • Strains
  • Partial Tears
  • Complete Tears

Treatment Strategy: Rigid Double-Hinged Device

Ligamentous injuries commonly require a rigid double-hinged device to aid in structured support during the healing period and the return to activity.

Key Takeaway:
A rigid double-hinged device is essential for providing structured support, facilitating healing, and enabling a smooth return to activity.

Physiotherapy Service

"I was suffering with lower back pain and luckily found this place in my vicinity. It is conveniently located and is super clean. They intake process was easy and quick . The staff is quite supportive and courteous . Dr. Anri did a detailed assessment and made sure that I recovered fully . The best thing is that they Directly Bill to the insurance which makes the experience more comfortable and reliable. I would highly recommend Jack Nathan Rehab Clinic for their highly professional services"

Dikshika Malhotra

I have been coming to Jack Nathan from the time they opened the doors. The staff are very knowledgeable and willing to assist however they can. The space is HUGE, bright and always so clean. Front desk staff are wonderful and always so friendly. The practitioners always make you feel like a priority and talk you through the treatment. I recommend this clinic!

Danielle Souray

One of the best rehab clinics I have been to. Large, clean, and spacious. No cramped rooms here. Dr. Anri is super knowledgeable and has really helped me with my shoulder pain. Dikshika at the front is a pleasure to deal with and makes sure my billing is always taken care of. 5 star clinic

Stephanie Mesic

I came to get my back fixed from Dr.Anri. His analysis and treatment both were accurate. Dikshika at the front helped me do the paperwork and billed my insurance directly . It was such a swift and easy process.

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Service and Quality are both effecient and timely.


Excellent service and guidance from both the receptionists and physiotherapist!

Hilary Morton

My massage with Katie was excellent! I left feeling relaxed with no tension in my muscles or joints. The therapist listened to everything I needed done and applied just the right amount of pressure when needed. I highly recommend this place for a good massage.

Lauren Stone

Bracing in Physiotherapy FAQ:

What is bracing in physiotherapy?

Bracing in Physiotherapy is a tool used to provide knee support and to return to daily active living and recovery after soft tissue injury.

What are the benefits of bracing?

Benefits of bracing decreased pain, expedited healing, increased mobility and strength, improved joint function and controlled swelling/inflammation.

How Can Bracing Help Me?

Bracing can help you if you are struggling with knee pain or a knee injury. It can be especially helpful post-surgery, post injury, or for injury prevention.

Looking for a brace that suits you and your knee ailment best?

We are here to help! Connect with one of our bracing staff today at Jack Nathan Rehab to get you back on the road to recovery.

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