Custom Knee Brace Services
We only offer Breg knee braces - one of the leading knee brace manufacturers!
A custom knee brace plays an important role in helping patients
a) Return back to their daily activities, or
b) Help manage symptoms before or after a surgical procedure.
The right custom knee brace isn't bulky, ugly or continuously sliding down your leg. It's lighter, stronger and more effective in offloading and/or protecting your knee!
Our Breg knee braces are also slim, so our patients can wear them comfortably under clothing. We even offer them in a wide variety of colours!
A custom knee brace is carefully measured and designed specifically for your knee. It can help unload an area of the joint (eg. Osteoarthritis), or provide the joint with stability (see conditions below).
Common conditions where a knee brace may be used:
- Knee ligament injuries (eg. ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL)
- Meniscal instabilities (eg. Medial and lateral menisci tears)
- Total Knee Replacements
- Post-Surgical repairs
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Knee instabilities
- Patella pain
Categories of knee braces:
Unloading knee braces provide pain relief for OA sufferers & meniscal injuries. They reduce the weight on the affected knee compartment.
Ligament Instability Braces help stabilize and protect the knee joint. They are commonly used for sports injuries or before/after surgical procedures.
The Patellofemoral knee brace helps patients with recurrent patella subluxations and dislocations. This knee brace holds the patella in its proper position.
Bregs Custom DUO
The Bregs Custom DUO (Dynamic Unloading Osteoarthritis) brace is the only dual upright dynamic OA brace on the market.
This brace creates a load across the joint when the knee is straight and reduces the load as the knee flexes. Thus, when the patient is bearing weight, the brace is actively working. The DUO also reduces force when sitting - making it ideal for patients who need to wear a hinged knee brace for daily activities.
Studies show that unloading braces help to
a) Diminish pain,
b) Increase walking tolerance,
c) Provide better function, and
d) May delay the need for knee replacement surgery.
At Hitchon’s Physiotherapy, we help you find the best brace that works for you. Contact us today to find your perfect fit!