What To Expect When You Come In For A Custom Brace
The brace-fitting process starts with a comprehensive assessment, which usually taking about 45 minutes. Next, we take a cast or laser image of the limb, which we use to mold the brace and ensure that it is made to your exact shape and dimensions. Our braces are made using a variety of thermoplastics and composite materials.
It usually takes 2-3 weeks to fabricate the brace, depending on the complexity of the device. At the second appointment, we make any necessary minor adjustments to the device on the spot, so you can start using the brace immediately. We will also schedule a follow-up appointment, to ensure that we have met all of your goals.
Funding for Orthopedic Bracing in Canada
Orthopedic braces are eligible for funding through a number of sources such including:
- Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – Assistive Devices Program (ADP)
- Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
- Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)
- March of Dimes
- Easter Seals
- Muscular Dystrophy Association
- Veteran Affairs Canada
- Ontario Works
- War Amps (Champ Program for Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Applied Biomechanics is recognized by all of these programs and we can help you facilitate accessing funding or making your claim.
We also deal with all of the major private insurance companies including:
- Green Shield
- Great West Life
- Standard Life
- Equitable Life
- Canada Life
- Blue Cross