Brace YourselfPosted on April 21st, 2016
Chances are you will not realise how many things can benefit from braces, or even how many injuries and conditions that previously would have put most sports off-limits are nowadays easily achievable with the help of bracing.
There are braces for each and every bother; perhaps you are waiting a knee replacement, you can now remain active and possibly even postpone surgery; the support of a brace can help those who tend to go over on the ankles; and for those of you who have had ACL surgery, you can still ski for years with the help of a brace.
Why would I need a brace?
Donjoy’s braces cater to every possible need. Knee and ankle ligament tears, post-surgery and rehabilitation, osteoarthritis of the knee, also for bony spurs of the ankle or patella maltracking or various tendonitis’.
Which brace do I need? We always start with your diagnosis, this will drive the brace choice along with your requirements, lifestyle and activity wise.
Ankle ligament tears, reconstruction or recurrent sprains? Aircast A60 is the best.
Knee ligament reconstruction or insufficiency? Donjoy Armor or Fullforce these both offer unparalleled strength, reliability and proven ACL protection. They have patented Fourcepoint hinge technology that is clinically-proven to protect the ACL.
Knee Osteoarthritis? OA Nano, OA Adjuster3
Desire for bright colours? Defiance! This is a made to measure custom knee brace which can be personalised to each wearer and is used for ligament insufficiency, instability or osteoarthritis.
Seriously, this is a top of the range knee brace; it is used in the NFL (National Football League) to prevent injury you will see the players wear them on both knees. We have wakeboarders who swear by them, skiers and even motocross riders. You name it and you can do it wearing this knee brace!
As the North West’s designated brace fitting centre for Donjoy, we will be able to answer your questions and advise how a brace can improve your everyday life. We are able to measure you easily and then obtain most braces in a couple of working days. The custom made braces have a two week turnaround – but they are made specifically for you! call us on 0161 832 9000 to discuss further.
Jon Shrimpton (pictured in action above), professional Landscape and Extreme Sports Photographer and Harris & Ross patient, invested in a Defiance brace and swears by them when he’s out on the water wakeboarding.
‘The Donjoy defiance is a solid piece of kit and I would recommend it to anyone, even if you have never had a knee issue use one to help prevent one happening.’