Knee injuries can sidelines us for months. Walking can become unbearable and we’re forced to miss our favourite activities. Instead of being confined to the couch, yearning to get moving and get on with your life, let Focus Physiotherapy in Mississauga help.

How does a custom knee brace work?

When you have a knee injury, your knee needs to be supported as you heal. Knee braces are designed to provide the support necessary to keep your knee in its proper position and support the joints and ligaments in the area so that you can walk without pain. At our Mississauga clinic, we fit knee braces to the individual based on their exact leg measurements. Using innovative technology, our knee braces feature mesh air vents which allow cool air to circulate, keeping your skin dry and free of chafing. Moreover, the brace is specially designed to alleviate pressure points and offload weight to effectively safeguard your knee.

What are the different types of braces available?

Custom knee braces are made of light, durable materials that better protect the knee and help restore its function. We offer custom braces in a variety of colours and unlike the braces of yore, today’s braces are slim and can be worn under pants to conceal them.

The type of brace you need depends on several factors:

  • The category of knee injury you have sustained:
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Meniscal damage
    • General pain
    • Ligament strain
  • The level of activity you wish perform daily:
    • Running
    • Walking
    • Basketball
    • Hockey
    • Rehabilitation exercises

There are three categories of custom braces that can be made. Each is designed to provide superior comfort, support, and stability so you can move safely without re-injuring the knee.

  1. Patellofemoral Braces
    These types of brace are constructed to hold the kneecap, aka the patella (hence the name), in place. Using a specifically designed strap, the kneecap is held steady to allow for safer movement.
  2. Functional braces
    These are created to treat sports injuries and are worn post-surgery. Functional braces protect the knee and ligaments to help with the healing process.
  3. Unloader braces
    These braces feature specially-designed hinges to reduce friction and support the knee joints. Unloader braces offer stability for those who have issues with their joints.

A Mississauga footcare clinic you can trust

Trust is a key word when it comes to recovery and rehabilitation. When you come to Focus Physiotherapy’s Mississauga location, our registered physiotherapists will make you feel welcome right away. We treat everyone who walks through our doors with dignity and respect. As a matter of fact, our clinics are owned and operated by licensed physiotherapists who are experts in all facets of rehabilitation. Whether you come to us with a sports-related knee ailment or require extensive intervention after sustaining catastrophic injuries from a car accident, our goal is to get you back on your feet.

At Focus Physiotherapy in Mississauga we are committed to your recovery. Please contact us or visit our clinic to get fitted for a custom knee brace. Together, we’ll ensure you’re able to put each foot forward and move without pain.