Custom & Non-custom Bracing

At Momentum, we are now able to help our clients further by offering custom and non custom bracing. We can offer “off the shelf” products for backs, ankle, elbows, wrists and knees. We also offer custom knee braces through DonJoy and Bauerfeind.

Who Can benefit from the added support of Knee Bracing?

OA of the Knee
Osteoarthritis is commonly known as “wear-and-tear arthritis,” but did you know that young people get it, too? Osteoarthritis, or OA, is the most common type of arthritis; it happens when the body’s natural cushioning—cartilage—wears away between joints. Think of cartilage as a shock absorber for your knees; less cushion results in bone rubbing against bone, and that can cause stiffness, pain, swelling decreased mobility and bone spurs. OA typically develops slowly and becomes worse over time. There is no cure for OA, but there are many treatments available that can ease the pain and help people to retain or regain their mobility.

Causes:

  • Obesity is the No. 1 driver of knee OA and the No. 1 cause of disability in the U.S.
  • Weak muscles around the knee can cause OA
  • Every extra pound of weight adds 3 to 4 pounds of extra weight to the knees; extra weight increases pressure on knees
  • Genetic mutations can make a person more likely to develop knee OA; abnormalities of bones surrounding the knee joint can also cause OA
  • Women ages 55 and older are more likely to develop knee OA
  • Athletes who play soccer, tennis or run long-distance may be at higher risk
  • Activities that cause a lot of stress on the joint—kneeling, squatting, lifting heavy weights of 55 pounds or more—can cause OA of the knee due to repetitive stress
  • Those with rheumatoid arthritis or metabolic disorders are at higher risk to develop knee OA

Treatment:

  • Activities; walking, strength training, swimming, biking, yoga, tai chi and other low-impact activities may help with pain and function of the knee
  • Lighten up; a 2007 review found that overweight people who lost a moderate amount of weight had reduced pain and disability from knee OA
  • Braces, sleeves other devices can help reduce pain and stiffness, take weight load off the affected joint and improve confidence and function for those with knee OA
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS uses electrodes to send a mild current to the affected joint, which can help alleviate pain
  • Acupuncture, balneotherapy (soaking in warm mineral springs) or heat or cold therapy may help ease joint pain for some people with knee OA
  • Medications can include acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), topical NSAIDs, prescription medications, corticosteroid or hyaluronic acid injections and more
  • Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, some studies have shown, can reduce pain and improve physical function; natural supplements, including avocado, soybean, capsaicin and turmeric, may have anti-inflammatory benefits for some people
  • Joint replacement or joint-preserving surgery may be an effective option for some people

Did you Know:

  • Advanced braces prescribed and fitted by health care practitioners can be very effective at reducing pain; they work by offloading stress on the joint
  • They are non-invasive and non-narcotic
  • They can help you maintain your everyday activities like walking the dog, climbing stairs, gardening or exercising
  • They can be used in tandem with other treatment options to manage OA symptoms, increase stability of the knee and reduce pain and swelling
  • They can be more cost effective and safer than medications or more invasive surgeries that carry additional risks
  • They can help further reduce deterioration of the joint by easing the pressure on the knee

 

ACL Bracing

Young people between the ages of 15-25 account for half of all ACL injuries.

A person who has torn their ACL has a 15 times greater risk of a second ACL injury during the initial 12 months after ACL reconstruction, and risk of ACL injury to the opposite knee is two times that of the restructured knee.

Many athletes don’t return to sport after ACL reconstruction due to fear of re-injury.

Prevention:

Given the physicality of football, it’s easy to understand why collegiate and professional linemen wear braces on both knees. The line of scrimmage is an environment prone to knee injuries, so team doctors, athletic trainers and coaches don’t hesitate to equip their players with bilateral (both knees) custom braces.

As with helmets and shoulder pads, knee braces have become standard equipment to assist in preventing season-ending knee injuries. And the same logic holds true with skiing, snowboarding, soccer, basketball, volleyball, professional rodeo, water sports and others. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Post Injury:

Why brace after ACL reconstruction? Clinicians will typically prescribe a functional knee brace after the patient has regained full range of motion—that’s usually between three to five months after surgery. Graft strength of the new ACL is considerably weaker than the native (original) ACL during the first 12 months, so a brace during this early period helps protect it from harmful forces that occur in everyday life or in sport.

Bracing also elevates a patient’s confidence, allowing them to return to their previous or enhanced level of activity. Another important reason? Peace of mind. A functional knee brace provides not only confidence for the patient, but confidence for the surgeon, knowing that their patient’s knee is protected.

Knee Braces Offered At Momentum:

Defiance III

DonJoy's Defiance III

Extreme sports. Water sports. Contact and non-contact sports The Defiance III is DonJoy's flagship custom knee ligament brace, offering a perfect, custom-made fit for every athlete. For weekend warriors to elite athletes including extreme surfer Garrett McNamara and Motocross racer Brett Metcalfe, Defiance III is the strongest of DonJoy’s functional knee braces. The custom carbon fiber composite is lightweight; the low-profile design fits comfortably under clothing and sports uniforms and is available in more than 40 frame colors and graphics. Defiance III incorporates swivel strap tabs plus a medial swooping thigh; a diagonal bend on the inside of the thigh section provides clearance for the other leg or for an object such as a gas tank, horse or another brace. Defiance technology is on the field, on the court, on the slopes and in the water protecting knees and providing confidence to those who wear it. First introduced in 1992, DonJoy has produced more than a million braces; in college football alone, 22 of the Associated Press Top 25 teams use the Defiance knee brace.
Indications: Hyperextension; Moderate to severe ACL or PCL instabilities; ACL/PCL instabilities combined (CI); MCL/LCL instabilities; ACL or PCL reconstruction; Prophylactic use

OA Retraction Web

 OA REACTION WEB

The OA REACTION WEB™ brace is a unique and effective way to treat osteoarthritis knee pain utilizing patented silicone web technology. The easy-to-wear open framework is designed for a comfortable, non-slip fit. Breathable, open framework provides comfort and encourages compliance. Undersleeve included.
Indications: OA

GenuTrain

The new generation with visco-elastic Omega pad. If your knee feels weak, is swollen or painful, the GenuTrain knee brace can help you. It relieves pain, stabilizes the joint and helps to achieve faster mobilization. The GenuTrain is the original functional knee brace and has undergone continuous further development since it was launched onto the market in 1981. The new generation with the Omega pad, a new functional cushion around the kneecap, is once again setting new standards. Further improvements have been made to the brace, with the result that it is now better than ever at relieving pain and stabilizing the joint.
Indications: Irritation (tendomyopathy, ligament insertion degeneration, meniscopathy, osteoarthritis, arthritis, post-traumatic and post-operative)
Recurrent joint effusions
Feeling of instability
Knee strains or sprains
Recurrent knee pain
Pre and post-operative knee swelling and inflammation
Adolescent knee pain
Osgood-Schlatter´s disease
Degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis)

GenuTrain P3

genutrain p3

GenuTrain P3 relieves pain caused by misalignment of the kneecap (patellar lateralization), femoropatellar pain syndrome (anterior knee pain) or pain associated with patellar tip syndrome. The orthopedic brace, with its two integral pressure cushions (pads) and a corrective strap, stabilizes the position of the kneecap and activates the musculature, thereby accelerating the healing process.
Indications:
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (chondropathy, chondromalacia)
Patellar tip syndrome (patellar tendonitis)
Lateralization of the patella (dislocation tendency)
High-riding patella (patella alta)
Feeling of instability
Anterior knee pain
After lateral release surgery

GenuTrain A3

genutrain

The GenuTrain A3 orthopedic brace is suitable for treating various types of knee complaints: e.g. osteoarthritis, irritated knee joint, complex knee pain or misalignment of the kneecap (pa-tellar lateralization). Thanks to the anatomically shaped pad integrated in the elastic knit fabric (elastic pressure pad), the support gives the joint and muscles a targeted, healing intermittent compression massage on every movement.
Indications:
Irritative conditions, especially gonarthrosis (also the onset of ligamentosis, tendomyopathy, posttraumatic and postoperative)
Knee pain with functional instability due to general muscular disbalance
Patellar lateralization
Jumper’s Knee

**Other Bracing Options Available through Bauerfeind and DJO**

 

Back Bracing

Physicians define chronic pain as pain persisting for longer than 12 weeks or occurring on more than half the days of a year.

Chronic pain can develop into a separate condition. In this context, the term “memory of pain” is often used. The pain becomes independent, and remains regardless of the causes. This means back pain becomes a constant burden of everyday life, significantly affecting people’s emotional wellbeing and quality of life. It is therefore all the more important to see a doctor when you experience acute back pain, even if it occurs only once, and start treatment right away.

If back pain is more frequent, or very severe, a medical examination is important to determine the cause and reduce the pain. In case of accompanying symptoms such as numbness or paralysis in the legs, as well as urination or bowel movement problems, you should see a doctor right away.

Treatment:

As a basic rule, physical movement should be resumed as quickly as possible to loosen muscle tension. Physiotherapists start the treatment with targeted exercises as well as massages, and guide those affected in the movement. In many cases, appropriate pain therapy is necessary for people to even start moving again, thus significantly contributing to a positive treatment course.

Medical back orthoses can effectively support the treatment of chronic back pain in the lumbar region, and prevent recurring pain.

Back orthoses such as LordoLoc and LumboLoc by Bauerfeind relieve and stabilize the lumbar spine.

Using a particularly thin construction that is comfortable to wear, the LordoLoc stabilizing orthosis stabilizes the lumbar spine. The orthosis features two straps, and fits snuggly to the lower back. Corset stays are integrated in the area of the lumbar spine. These lightweight stainless steel stays support the back muscles when they cannot be sufficiently activated. The back orthosis offers a high degree of wearing comfort and is easy to put on.

The LumboLoc stabilizing orthosis straightens the lumbar spine, and relieves the intervertebral discs. For this, aluminum stays that can be adjusted individually are built into the back of the orthosis. At the front, Velcro fastening allows individually adjustable pressure on the lumbar spine. LumboLoc is easy to put on, comfortable to wear, and always fits perfectly, thanks to the individual adjustment options.

 

Back Bracing Offered at Momentum:

LumboLoc

LumboLoc

In the event of pain in the lumbar spine (lumbar vertebral syndrome) or moderate muscle weakness, LumboLoc aligns the lumbar spine and relieves the intervertebral discs. Anatomically contoured corset stays at the rear of the orthosis support the back while an individually adjustable compression acts upon the lumbar spine to control motion and limit pain. LumboLoc is easy to adapt to individual body shapes providing the perfect fit.
Indications:
Lumbago with myostatic insufficiency
Irritation of the small intervertebral joints (facet syndrome)
Iliosacral joint irritations
Degenerative spinal changes
Low back pain
Intervertebral disc weakness
Minor postural disorders

LumboTrain:

LumboTrain

Lumbago, sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD): there are many names for pain in the lower back. LumboTrain® orthopedic braces can help. The triangular friction pad in the support provides a stimulating massage effect to the muscles of the lower back with every movement to help to reduce tension in the lumbar region and relieve pain.
Indications:
Lumbago, sacroiliac joint dysfunction - SIJD syndrome (acute)
Degeneration/muscular weakness in the spine (mild)
Discectomy
Conservative treatment following prolapse
Low back pain (Lumbago)
Back Strain/Back Sprain
Sciatica
Lumbosacral Radiculitis
Degenerative joint disease (arthritis, OA, RA)
Lumbrisacral Muscular Instability
Chronic postural disorders
Bone formation disorders
Minor instability of the lumbosacral spine
Muscle strain
Post Trauma Care
Decompression Therapy

 

Ankle Bracing

MaleoTrain S

After surgery or in the event of minor injury or continuous overloading, the ligament structures of the foot are weakened and require increased stability. The MalleoTrain S open heel active support guides the foot with its 3-level strap system. It prevents lateral twisting and gives a feeling of security. The open heel area improves the feeling of contact with the ground during barefoot sports such as gymnastics, dancing or martial arts.

Indications:
Ligament insufficiency
Post-operative rehabilitation
Slight sprains
Supination prophylaxis, including during sports activities

AchilloTrain Pro

AchilloTrain Pro systematically counteracts irritation to the Achilles tendon through stabilization and compression. The brace promotes muscular stabilization whilst a shaped insert (pad) with two wings and nubs massages the muscle-tendon transition. A groove running down the middle of the pad improves the drainage of edemas. Mobility is eased and assisted.

Indications:
Achillodynia (tendonitis, paratendinitis, bursitis, e.g. in Haglund's deformity) Postoperative, e.g. of Achilles tendon ruptures

Wrist and Hand Bracing

ManuTrain

In cases of tenosynovitis (inflammation of the tendon in the wrist), arthritis of the wrist or following injury, ManuTrain® takes the strain off your wrist and provide pain relief. To do this, the flexible Train® knitted fabric compressive inserts incorporated in it, taking pressure off nerves and blood vessels and relieving pain. An inner stay and an elastic strap stabilize the wrist, reducing irritation.

Indications:
Arthralgia (degenerative, rheumatic, reactive)
Tenosynovitis Feeling of instability (e.g. radioulnar subluxation)
Posttraumatic

ManuLoc Rhizo

In the case of irritation and combination injuries that affect the wrist as well as the thumb carpometacarpal joint and thumb basal joint, the ManuRhizoLoc immobilizes the wrist and holds the thumb securely in a relaxed position with a support. The construction of the orthosis can be individually adjusted in line with the progress of treatment, whereby the mobility of the thumb basal joint is gradually increased and eventually the thumb support can be removed.

Indications:
Pre-operative
Irritation in the wrist or in the thumb basal joint and thumb carpometacarpal joint (post-traumatic and post-operative)
Severe carpometacarpal joint arthrosis
Combination injury in the wrist and thumb carpometacarpal joint
Carpal tunnel syndrome

COMFORTFORM™ WRIST WITH ABDUCTED THUMB

Durable lightweight fabric is lined for breathability and patient comfort. Dual aluminum stays support palmar surface of wrist and extensor surface of thumb. Stays can be adjusted for proper angulation.Contact closure straps.

Indications:
Sprains
Strains
Scaphoid injuries
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Gamekeeper's thumb
deQuervain's Syndrome symptoms

Elbow Bracing

EpiTrain

Tennis elbow or golfers elbow can cause irritation and pain that inhibits activity and performance. The EpiTrain® orthopedic brace helps reduce this pain and relieve tension. As you move, the special knitted compressive support with its built-in visco-elastic pads stimulates the muscles and aids healing.

Indications:
Epicondylitis (e.g. tennis elbow, golfer's elbow)
Osteoarthritis/arthritis
Postoperative and posttraumatic irritation
Tendomyopathy
ost elbow Arthroscopy
Elbow strains or sprains
Chronic swelling and edema

EpiPoint

The EpiPoint® stabilizing brace relieves tendon pain such as tennis elbow (epicondylitis lateral) and similar muscle and tendon attachment site irritation or inflammation. Its integral elastic pressure cushion (pad) relieves pressure on the tendon attachments at precisely the right points. A special red warning section indicates if the strap has been pulled too tightly and if the pressure is therefore too strong. It can be worn on either the left or the right arm.

Indications:
Epicondylitis (e.g. tennis elbow)
Elbow pain due to overuse

 

 

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Momentum Chiropractic & Sports Therapy

15165 Yonge Street. #2
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L4G 1M1

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