Addressing joint alignment and discomfort
Bracing is used for a variety of orthopedic conditions to protect, stabilize and sometimes address abnormal joint alignment.
Bracing can be used for injury prevention or more commonly after an injury such as a sprained ankle. It can also be used to relieve osteoarthritic joints or after surgery.
Braces can be custom-fitted or purchased pre-fabricated. Our therapists may assess and prescribe a brace for a specific purpose, such as when foot drop develops. Custom knee bracing for cruciate ligament tears from sports such as soccer, skiing and football allow you to safely return to your sport.
Our clinics stock a range of commonly-used bracing items for conditions like tennis elbow, ankle instability and carpal tunnel syndrome. We are able to order in more specialized bracing products as needed.
Cost and coverage
Whether you are receiving physiotherapy, chiropractic service, massage therapy, occupational therapy or other types of rehabilitation services, most health insurance providers reimburse all or a portion of the fees.
Our clinic staff can help confirm your health insurance coverage. Your treatment may be partially or fully covered if you have extended health benefits, a worker’s compensation claim, or were injured in a motor vehicle accident.
Find a Lifemark clinic to determine the coverage options available to you which may include:
- All third-party insurance
- Extended health benefits
- Worker’s compensation
- Motor vehicle accident insurance
Please note that for payment, all major credit cards, debit, cash and personal cheques are accepted.