YORK MED PHYSIO
All great brands under the same roof
York- Med Physiotherapy and wellness center provides only high-end medical braces available in the market. We have a great partnership with high-quality and well-known providers such as Bauerfeind, Donjoy,Medi Canada , V-Q Ortho care and city turner that offer high-quality braces. We give you the choice of choosing from the best products in the market, all great brands under the same roof. We will explain the pros and cons of each brace base on your condition and injuries. When it comes to bracing right fit is the most crucial part. We always begin with a comprehensive assessment and consultation. Your braces are measured and fit by experienced therapists. We make sure the best fit, and we are here to support you long after receiving your brace. Not everyone requires using a brace, and everyone’s circumstances are slightly different based on their goals. You will get all available options at our clinic, including no brace if possible to avoid.
The Best Braces
When you are getting a brace, you need to make sure you choose high-quality, lightweight, and durable materials. Whether your goal is to run a marathon or do a work-out in the gym, walk more comfortably with advanced arthritis or do your chores at home, we will help you choose the best brace for you.
Knowledge is the key
Unfortunately, there is no regulation on who can provide medical bracing services. Our experienced physiotherapists not only know the high and low of each brace but also they know your joints inside and out; that’s why you should let them choose the right brace based on your condition. If we are not sure about the right choice for your custom braces, we can arrange for the brace representative to be available during the measuring time or consult with them before we order your brace.”
Common Conditions That Benefit From Bracing
ACL Injuries (Anterior Cruciate Ligament)
MCL Injuries (Medial Collateral Ligament)
Medial or Lateral Meniscus Injuries
Osteoarthritis (Unloader Braces)
Cartilage Injuries and conditions (Chondral Defects)
lower back and SIJ injury
Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis
Wrist injury/ OA or carpal tunnel syndrome
Patella femoral syndrome, runner’s knee
Does Knee Bracing Help Osteoarthritis?
It is important to note that nothing can reverse the damage done by osteoarthritis. Bracing for this condition is not ‘curative’. Rather, it is used as a way to reduce symptoms. In fact, research shows that more than 70% of patients with knee arthritis report significant reductions in pain, despite taking less pain medication and enjoying increased activity levels when using a custom knee brace.
Ref: Barnes CL et al. American Journal of Orthopaedics 2002 Jul; 31(7): 396-401.
Advantages and disadvantages of using a brace.
We know if it is your first time using a brace, you may have lots of questions. It is a big decision. Give us a call. We would be happy to connect you with one of our bracing experts who can answer all of your questions free of charge.
Pros of bracing
Relieve pain by reducing the amount of stress on injured structures
Limiting the movement available at a joint can allow healing to occur at a faster rate
Relatively easy to put it on/off
Braces can provide us with reasonable stability during both rehabilitation and returning to sport/work and help us move faster with less pain
Cons of bracing
Braces do not replace a sound rehabilitation program set by your physiotherapist or exercise physiologist
They do not replace muscle strength or synergy, nor the stability offered to joints by our own anatomical structures
Wearing a brace too long can indeed make us over-reliant on the synthetic structural support it gives us
Wearing a brace too long can, in some cases, result in muscle atrophy, loss of proprioception, and incorrect activation pattern of muscles both before and during movement
By wearing a brace and decreasing the load on the injured area, you may indeed increase the burden on another area of the body
Custom Knee Brace Price
Custom Knee Brace (includes assessment and fitting appointments)
This fee is covered by most insurance plans. Contact us for more details. we can help you to get a pre-approval quotes
The price range for custom knee braces from $1,500 to 1700 depends on brands and options
We provide all of the documentation you need to submit for reimbursement
We know if it is your first time using a brace, you may have lots of questions. Give us a call. We would be happy to connect you with one of our bracing experts who can answer all of your questions free of charge.