Casting Versus Bracing

Posted by Orthobility Bracing on 18 February 2021
Casting Versus Bracing

When an accident happens and the unfortunate result is a fracture or break of a bone in the hand, past direction has always been to have it casted after seeing a doctor and confirming it with an X-ray. New technology has brought us a long way to allow us comfort, function and support with these types of injuries.

The EXOS family of wrist and thumb Spica splints are a nice alternative to casting. They offer adaptability in cases of atrophy or swelling. The unique Boa fit system accommodates for these volume changes. The brace can be removed for cleaning unlike a fracture cast.

Why not have our trained staff consult with you, if you are looking for an alternative to the traditional hand, wrist, arm cast.

Please contact us for further details

 

Posted in: Brace Cast Hand Brace Wrist Brace Arm brace  

Shoulder Immobilizer

Posted by Orthobility Bracing on 8 February 2021
Shoulder Immobilizer

This supportive device is an important tool in the recovery and rehabilitation of any successful shoulder surgery.

At Orthobility bracing, we carry various brands of immobilizers from Donjoy to Coreflex and many more top brands recommended by surgeons. The client is responsible for bringing the brace with them, on the day of the surgery. The immobilizer is mandatory to have before the patient gets released after their surgery is completed.

Each patient who purchase and gets sized for an immobilizer is should know how to correctly put the brace on and take it off, so they can do it themselves when the time comes. There is also a video, should they forget or need a refresher.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ5uMQsSRG8


The brace is recommended to be worn for 4-6 weeks post-surgery , 23 hours a day. The brace can be removed for short periods throughout the day for bathing and some simple exercises approved by the surgeon.

Sleeping while wearing the brace is included in the daily time frame and can be tricky. Most clients often find sleeping in a seated or semi reclined position the most comfortable.

Cold therapy is recommended to reduce swelling and should be applied for 15 minutes every few hours for the first week, in combination with the immobilizer.  As swelling becomes less prominent, the number of times cold therapy needs to be applied is reduced.

About 2 weeks after surgery, a follow up appointment is required with the surgeon. Physiotherapy is usually recommended at this point to complete the full recovery of the surgery.

Please call us at Orthobility Bracing to answer any questions, book an appointment for sizing an immobilizer, or anything else related to a shoulder injury. We can help.  289-724-1956

Please call us at 289-724-1956

 

Posted in: shoulder bracing shoulder immobilizer  

New Video Series: Life as a Teen with Scoliosis, Daniela's Story

Posted by Orthobility Bracing on 25 June 2020
New Video Series: Life as a Teen with Scoliosis, Daniela's Story

Life as a Teen with Scoliosis: Daniela's Introductory Video

"My name is Daniela, and this is my first video where I'll share my experiences with scoliosis and my journey, what you can do, with a note on positivity, how I feel and what I think. Know that you are not alone, there are people here for you. In this video, I'm sharing with first experience in wearing the scoliosis brace, how it feels and how to deal with it."

 

 


Daniela was diagnosed with scoliosis and would like to share her experience and thoughts with others, like her. She is willing to answer your questions, click on the button below:

Send a question to Daniela

 

Posted in: Scoliosis Daniela Teen  

Closed for Canada Day

Posted by Orthobility Bracing on 25 June 2020
Closed for Canada Day

 

The clinic will be closed for Canada Day on Wednesday July 1st, and we are open for normal hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday that week.

Book your appointment

 

We wish all of our patients, clients and staff a great Canada Day, please stay safe and healthy!

Posted in: Canada Day  

What kind of brace may I need for Scoliosis?

Posted by Orthobility Bracing on 9 June 2020
What kind of brace may I need for Scoliosis?

 

Scoliosis is a condition where an individual's spine curves three dimensionally; consisting of a side-to-side and rotational component. The most common type is idiopathic scoliosis. If it is detected while the spine is growing treatment may be indicated. The Gold standard for conservative treatment is hard shell custom bracing.

There are different types of braces. All come with various styles and philosophies to treat the condition and halt curve progression.

Orthobility Bracing provides two types of scoliosis braces:

Custom Gensingen Cheneau: Designed with a 3-dimensional body scan and x-rays. The information is sent to Germany and the brace is fabricated in Boston, USA. The shell is sent back to our shop to be fine-tuned & fitted on the client. Because this custom spinal brace is not made in Canada, it does not fit the criteria to be covered by government ADP funding. It may however, be covered under your private health insurance. The Gensingen brace is an over-corrective brace.

Custom Scoliosis Brace: Designed through a torso cast done on site & turned into a body mold of the client. The brace is crafted, fine-tuned and fitted on site. As such, it fits the criteria covered through the government ADP funding model. The client's portion would be 25% of the cost.

Both braces are effective, but are created differently. Make sure you are getting the brace best suited for your needs and funding model. Contact your private insurance and ADP (PH:416-326-6506) to get complete details on coverage for each, or contact our specialists to get details.

Please email us for further details

Phone us : 289-724-1956

 

Posted in: Orthobility Bracing Scoliosis  
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