How are Braces Used in Physiotherapy?

July 30th, 2023
How are Braces Used in Physiotherapy?

As professional physiotherapists, we know that braces are an incredibly valuable asset. Their primary role is to effectively alleviate patient discomfort and bolster their healing journey, thereby leading to quicker recovery.

Are you wondering how exactly these seemingly simple devices accomplish this? Let's break it down.

What Do Braces Do?

Imagine your body as an interconnected system of joints involving bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Everything works smoothly if there is balance. However, when an imbalance occurs due to injuries or surgical procedures, additional pressure falls upon certain points, causing pain or discomfort. This is where braces step in – they mitigate excess stress and make things more balanced again by reducing inflammation and associated pain.

Sometimes our muscles might lose strength because of injury or lack of use, this is known as 'Muscle Atrophy'. To re-strengthen muscles, braces play a strategic role by supporting muscle and guiding the movement of weekend joints. Continued usage of braces will prevent overexertion, which could lead to re-injury and will strengthen areas that were previously not being used.

And for those crucial moments following surgery or injury when stability means everything - braces are invaluable. They secure certain tendons and ligaments that need extra care during recovery, preventing any strain from transferring onto them.

Will Any Brace Work for My Recovery?

For braces to function optimally, they must be fitted correctly, and this is where Steveston Physiotherapy comes into play. Our experienced team of physiotherapists is experienced in brace fittings, ensuring you can wear them comfortably and effectively throughout your treatment process.

Alongside providing customized braces, we devise personalized physiotherapy plans focusing on speeding up the healing process. So, if you're experiencing discomfort following an injury, surgery or accident don't hesitate to reach out. Our team can make the road to recovery smooth.

Steveston Physiotherapy is a family-owned clinic focused on providing custom exercises and activities to ensure optimal recovery. We work closely with a small list of patients to prevent injuries, manage acute conditions, and minimize chronic pain.