Bracing is a non-invasive and economical way of treating many different types of joints. Bracing is extremely effective and acts as a load sharing modality that helps preserve a joint by transferring the load from the joint to the brace system during weight bearing. This effectively off-loads the joint to prevent further degeneration of a joint or can allow an injured joint component such as a torn ligament heal.
At Activecare, your therapist will use bracing as an adjunct to your therapy in order to increase treatment outcomes or to prevent further injury while your joint is healing. Individualized measurements are taken to yield a truly custom brace specific to your needs and goals.
Our facility uses Bledsoe Brace Systems, a reputable name in the orthopaedic industry. Bledsoe products are used by orthopaedic specialists, primary care physicians, physical therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors and other healthcare professionals to treat patients with musculoskeletal conditions resulting from degenerative diseases, traumatic events and sports-related injuries. In addition, athletes and patients rely on Bledsoe’s medical devices for injury prevention and at-home physical therapy treatment.
Custom bracing can be covered by many insurance policies with a referral from your treating physician, sport medicine doctor or orthopaedic surgeon.