Orthopedic Bracing in Guelph
At Applied Biomechanics, we design, fabricate, and fit all types of custom orthopedic and neuromuscular braces (orthoses) using a high tech state-of-the-art processes that starts with a careful and comprehensive evaluation of our clients individual bracing needs. To date, we have helped in excess of 10,000 clients improve their mobility and live their lives to the fullest.
Our Bracing Service Offering
Our team is able to create custom braces for a wide variety of conditions and for different areas of the body, including braces for the arm, hand, and wrist; elbow and shoulder; leg, ankle and knee; and neck or back.
We also provide a wide range of custom bracing solutions to suit your specific situation, including bracing for children and bracing for dogs. Our newest offering is cranial remolding helmets for the treatment of plagiocephaly (infants heads with flat spots at the back or sides).
What To Expect
The brace-fitting process starts with a comprehensive assessment, which usually takes about 20-30 minutes. Next, we take a cast or laser image of the limb, which is used to create the mold the brace is made from. This ensures that the brace 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 design the mold and 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 and that the brace is fitting and working correctly.
Our team is here to help, every step of the way
Get to know our team of Registered Orthotic Technicians, Certified Pedorthic Technicians, Certified Orthotists, and Certified Pedorthists
We Treat These Conditions
At Applied Biomechanics, our clients come to us because they are dealing with a variety of conditions, including:
- Stroke (Cerebral Vascular Accident or CVA)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
- Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT)
- Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Developmental Delay
- Spina Bifida
- Polio (and Post Polio Syndrome)
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Workplace and Sports Injuries
- Other neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disorders
If you don’t see your condition on this list and you’re wondering if we treat it, contact our team today to start a conversation. We are always happy to help where we can.
Funding for Orthopedic and Neurological Bracing in Canada
At Applied Biomechanics, we can help connect you with funding for your orthopedic and neurological bracing. Custom braces through our office are eligible for funding through a number of sources, including:
- Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – Assistive Devices Program (ADP)
- Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
- March of Dimes
- Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)
- Easter Seals
- Muscular Dystrophy Association
- Veteran Affairs Canada
- Ontario Works
- War Amps (Champ Program for Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Our Bracing Options
and Wrist Braces
We offer a variety of orthoses designed to add stability to different parts of your arm. Our team can provide everything from hand and wrist braces to shoulder and arm braces, elbow braces, and other custom options to meet your needs.
and Knee Braces
Our team provides a range of custom orthopedic bracing solutions for ankle, knee, and leg injuries and arthritis. Improve the stability of your lower body with an ankle foot orthoses, knee ankle orthoses, or a custom knee brace.
Neck and back braces can be subdivided into two categories: acute spinal bracing (due to trauma) and chronic spinal bracing. We offer a number of bracing options for neck and back conditions, including cervical orthoses, lumbar sacral orthoses, and more.
Bracing for Children
Children require unique custom bracing solutions, which take into account all aspects of a child’s development, activity level, and individual mobility needs. Braces for children can be fit for any part of the body, but are most commonly for the lower extremities.
Bracing for Dogs
Does your pet have an injury or a condition affecting their mobility? Our team can provide a range of customized leg bracing solutions for dogs, including dog knee braces for ACL injuries, single and double braces, and more.
Cranial Molding Helmets
Does your baby have some type of head shape deformity that your doctor thinks needs correction? We custom fabricate cranial molding helmets for babies to treat a wide range of conditions, such as plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, and more.