Have you had a knee injury? Or do you suffer from knee pain but you’re not sure whether you should purchase a knee brace?
Did you know that most insurance companies cover knee braces?!
Braces can help:
- Reduce pain
- Protect your knee from future injury
- Maintain activities while healing
- Prevent further wear and tear on the joint
- Improve athletic performance
Braces are meant to be an adjunct to your rehabilitation therapy to help you reach your goals, not a fix on their own.
Where is your knee pain?
Depending on your injury, we can determine the type of support you need. Your physiotherapist at Element Therapeutics will perform a thorough assessment and help you choose the best brace for you.
Most extended health plans have some level of coverage for knee braces, typically covering 80% (under ‘medical device’ or ‘compression garment’).
Step 1: Call your insurance company to find your specific coverage.
Step 2: Get a note from your physician or physiotherapist (if requested by your insurance company).
Step 3: Call us to book a physiotherapy assessment and brace fitting, or book your appointment online. You will be provided with a receipt or quote for submitting your claim with your insurance provider.
Different types of knee braces:
Off-the-shelf hinged brace
Best used for mild instabilities / ligament sprains or mild meniscal tears
Compressive knee sleeve
Best used for inflammation, swelling, mild knee strains
Patella stabilizer brace
Best used for patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), patellar instability, or chondromalacia
Best for damaged or post-surgically repaired ACL, or other severe ligament injuries
Custom off-loader brace
Best used for unicompartmental osteoarthritis