Sport Bracing

Posted by Orthobility Bracing on 19 July 2019
Sport Bracing

Nothing ruins a golf game more than an injury. Whether it is damage from a day on the course or from some other sort of activity or accident, it's difficult to fully enjoy and perform when you have one or many aches and pains. Be it an ankle, knee or hip injury, they all affect your performance.  Whether it is a wrist, elbow or shoulder problem, your swing is just not right nor comfortable to feel and perform your best. Then, there is the dreaded back pain. Many of us have it in some form or another, but it is how we deal and manage it, which determines how well we can perform.

Many people reach for pain relief in the form of a oral or topical pain killer, muscle  relaxant or anti-inflamatory drug. This may provide a partial solution and temporary relief, but to get complete recovery that lasts, the combination of a trip to your physio or massage therapist and a properly fitted support is your best course of action. A good support, be it custom or semi custom can significantly  reduce pain and increase performance. Combined with a simple treatment plan is a surefire way to have you back on course ASAP.

A perfectly fitted brace or support from Orthobility Bracing will go a long way to better health and a lower scoring game. Make sure to enjoy you summer and summer activities to the fullest, with a quick tune up from your favourite therapy partners, Orthobility Bracing and Mississauga Physiotherapy & Orthopedic Center.

Call or Email to Book the next available appointment.

Posted in: Orthobility Bracing Trevor DaSilva  

Foot Orthotics

Posted by Orthobility Bracing on 28 February 2019
Foot Orthotics

Foot Orthotics

A foot orthotic is a device that can be discretely inserted into a shoe to support, allign, prevent and/or accomodate foot abnormalities and in turn, improve how the foot functions.

Used in conjunction with the proper footwear, a foot orthotic can be effictive in helping treat a number of foot and lower limb problems , including:

HEEL PAIN

ARCH PAIN

FOREFOOT PAIN

SHIN SPLINTS

KNEE/HIP PAIN

BACK PAIN

To ensure you are getting the proper treatment from your orthotics, avoid purchasing Orthotics in the following scenarios:

1. Dispensers who do not have the capacity to modify the orthoses themselves. This may suggest a lack of training or ability to fit propoerly.

2. Orthotics purchased from exhibits, trade shows or expos. How do you get follow up , if needed?

3. Someone trying to sell custom orthotics to somoene under the age of 5 years. The body is still developing and many of the bones and muscles afected are need to develop without the assistance of a devce like this.

4. Practioners who take no interest in your footwear. the orthotic and footwear combination are very important in the final result.

5. Outlandish deals for purchasing the orthoses. 3 for 1 or free footwear with the orthotic purchase could be a result of an inferior product.

 

For your comprehensive and coplete foot orthotic experience, come visit us!

 

sales@orthobilitybracing.ca

Posted in: Orthobility Bracing Trevor DaSilva  

Scoliosis

Posted by Orthobility Bracing on 14 February 2019
Scoliosis

SCOLIOSIS

Scoliosis is a Back Condition where a person's spine curves from side to side. Curves get worse as kids grow, and may cause health problems.

WHAT IS A SCOLIOSIS BRACE?

A scoliosis brace is a stiff jacket that fits around the torso, from underneath the arms down to the hips. It has straps to keep it in place and straighten the spine.

Doctors prescribe the brace hoping it will stop the curve from getting worse and help kids avoid spinal fusion surgery.

TYPES OF BRACES

There are various types of braces used to assist the spinal correction. All come with various styles and philosophies to treat the condition and have varying degrees of success. They should be combined with some sort of physical therapy for more effective results.

Some of these braces are:

Wilmington & Boston brace: These jacket style braces treat moderate curves in the ribcage and lower spine. Both have good results documented.

Cheneau Brace: This is a custom plastic brace that is sometimes used with the scroth method of physical therapy.

Charleston Bending Brace: This brace is worn only at night.

Milwaukee Brace: This is a solid piece of plastic that fits around the hips and waist with verticle bars in the front and back that attach to a ring around the childs neck. It is worn during the day only and is rarely used anymore.

SpineCor: This is a more flexible bracing method that uses bands and a cotton vest.

Braces are designed to fit snugly against the body, therefore , some minor skin irritation issues are common from the heat and rubbing of the brace. Protecting the skin through these various ways is important:

1. Follow the instructions for cleaning and caring for the brace

2. Be sure your child wears a thin, tight fitting, sweat wicking shirt under the brace

3. keep an eye on any heat spots causing redness on the skin. if they persist, contact your doctor or orthotist who has made and fit the brace for you.

CONTACT US FOR A FULL ASSESSMENT OF YOUR BACK CONDITION AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP!

sales@orthobilitybracing.ca

Posted in: Orthobility Bracing Trevor DaSilva  

Leading The Way

Posted by Orthobility Bracing on 17 December 2018
Leading The Way

3 Lessons for Becoming a Better Leader

As Orthobility Bracing comes to the end of its first year, we reflect on the many things done to create a successful and lasting impression on its clients, partners and others encountered, along the way. As a leader in the bracing industry, we tend to reflect on the traits which has allowed us to achieve leadership and would like to share a couple key points to our success.

Lesson 1: Meet as many people as you can and genuinely get to know them.
Over the past year Trevor DaSilva has made a point to spend some quality time with each of his clients who attend Orthobility Bracing and some of his referring partners, making sure he understands the essentials of what they want and need in a brace, as well as educational support to ensure the entire experience is positive and successful.

Lesson 2: Leading by "aspire & inspire" rather than "command & control."
The team at Orthobility Bracing is just that. They each feel a part of the structure and the unity of the group is a result of requesting and allowing the staff to contribute to the overall structure. Trevor DaSilva actively promotes open dialogue and ideas from the staff to better the business model as a whole, in turn creating a sense of ownership from each team member.

Lesson 3: Being authentic is the best way to lead, but it's no excuse for not thinking before you act.
We are all playing professional roles at work, but the best way to succeed at work is to be your full and best self. Leaders not only do that themselves, they bring it out in everyone around them. The leadership team at Orthobility Bracing are proud to have so many dynamic team members involved in its success and continue to grow and cultivate from them.

Posted in: Orthobility Bracing Trevor DaSilva  

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