Injuries and illnesses are unavoidable, and these problems may leave us with mobility problems. The primary purpose of orthotics is to design and build quality devices to help patients develop their mobility and reflexes through repair or adjustment of structural defects in the body. At Hager Orthopaedic Clinics Ltd., we have certified Orthotists, who take a holistic approach to patient care.
We have been providing prosthetic and orthotic treatments in Kelowna, British Columbia for over 30 years, helping hundreds of patients get over their pains and go back to living their lives to the fullest. We are guided by the principle ‘Leading with innovation, treating with compassion’. With us, you can be assured of receiving orthotic treatments that are based on the latest trends and developments, with a touch of personal care and attention that goes the extra mile in ensuring holistic healing. To make sure you get high-quality custom orthotics, book a consultation.
What Are Orthotics?
An orthosis, (also known as a brace or orthotic) is a device applied to the outside of the body used to:
Restore function and mobility
Protect or support an injury
Prevent or correct deformity
Improve biomechanical alignment
At Hager Orthopaedic Clinics, we’re happy to help with your knee braces and custom orthotics needs in Kelowna. There are many different types of orthotic devices. These range from foot orthotics, to spinal braces, to pediatric helmets. A few examples of common orthotic devices can be seen below.
Many different types of people require or can benefit from orthotic treatments, including patients affected by:
Trauma (e.g. motor vehicle accident, sports injury, work injury)
A functional electrical stimulation (FES) biomedical device used to improve the walking ability for individuals with foot drop.
Stance Control KAFO (Knee-Ankle Foot Orthosis)
We don’t really pay much attention to our joints when everything is fine. But when a joint becomes even slightly compromised, the discomfort due to the pain and lack of mobility can be very frustrating. Orthotic devices, such as knee braces or foot orthotics, can help patients rehabilitate from musculoskeletal disorders, injuries, or surgical procedures. Trust Hager Orthopaedic Clinics to provide the most holistic and advance orthotic rehabilitation and knee braces in Kelowna, and throughout the Okanagan, West Kootenay, and Boundary regions. Get in touch with us today!
The Certified Orthotists at Hager Orthopaedic Clinics are your sports medicine and rehabilitation bracing experts. We offer a range of treatments for both the upper and lower body, including:
Knee braces for ligament damage
Osteoarthritis knee braces
Custom foot orthotics
Plantar fasciitis night splints
Cast walking boots for foot and ankle injuries
Post-operative hip braces
Shoulder and elbow braces
Spinal braces and supports
At Hager Orthopaedic Clinics, we’re happy to help with your knee braces and custom orthotics needs in Kelowna. We take into consideration your lifestyle, goals, underlying conditions, and information gathered from biomechanical assessments to ensure that you can stay on the move more easily and comfortably. We believe in personal care and attention and so, our knee braces and various other orthotic treatments provide a unique fit just for you. If you are in need of orthotic rehabilitation and knee braces in Kelowna, give us a call today and learn more about our orthotic assessments.
Orthotic Device Available
When the knee gets injured or swollen, you’ll find that every step is painful, and even after surgery, you may find yourself suffering from lack of mobility and chronic pain. There are many different types of orthotic devices. These range from foot orthotics, to spinal braces, to pediatric helmets. A few examples of common orthotic devices can be seen below.
How Does a Knee Brace Work?
Remember that every injury is different - and so, the kind of orthotic treatment you receive will also be case-specific. Today, knee braces are so specialized that there is a type for each kind of damage - whether it is a meniscus tear, arthritis or even a knee sprain. A knee brace does it works in a very simple way - it keeps your muscles and joints in your knees in place by providing the right kind of support. This can help in multiple ways - preventing dislocations, providing support post surgeries on the knees, keeping the joints and tendons positioned, facilitating healing and so on. Knee braces can also be customized for your specific needs. Whatever your complaint may be, don’t worry! Hager Orthopaedic Clinics is here for you. When you trust one of the most reputed clinics for orthotic rehabilitation and knee braces in Kelowna, you can be sure that your injury will be taken care of well.
Ways to Choose the Right Kind of Knee Brace
Some of the more common types of knee braces are wrap-around, slip-on, hinged knee braces, and so on. To select the right kind of knee braces, the best and safest way is to consult your physician. After all, it’s your physician who understands the type of knee injury and its extent best. Some braces such as slip-on are the best for mild injuries and chronic pains, while others such as hinged braces are better suited for major injuries. But things aren’t as simple as that - you never know if your injury is one that requires a customized brace. That’s why it is best to consult with your doctor to settle on a brace that will give you the best results. In case of any further doubts, read our FAQs.
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We offer knee braces customized for your body and situation, to ensure ultimate comfort and results in Kelowna area.