Orthoses (braces) are often used in sports specific post-injury, prophylactically and/or to optimize performance in sport. After an initial consultation with our orthotist to assess a client's goals and unique situation, we can fit clients with a variety of braces meant for active living.
A variety of sports specific braces can be fitted to the upper or lower extremities and may include knee, ankle, elbow or wrist braces. The successful outcome of the use of sport specific orthoses often rests on the right brace being fitted correctly.
The purpose of a brace would be the following – to allow normal range of motion and provide support of a joint in order to reduce pain, provide compression to reduce swelling, provide an increased awareness of the joint, or increase an athlete’s confidence if the joint feels more secure and stable.
Custom nose & face guards are often used by athletes with a recent injury to allow them to get back in the game while protecting their face. Athletes can discuss requirements on an individual basis with our orthotist. A custom mold is taken of the athlete’s face, and a mask is then designed and manufactured to fit each athlete’s specifications and sport’s body regulations. Rush service available.