Child’s Ankle, Knee, and Back Braces in Guelph
We offer a range of child's bracing solutions, including child’s ankle braces (AFOs), child’s knee braces & child’s back braces for scoliosis.
Children require custom bracing solutions that take into account all aspects of a child’s development, activity level, and individual mobility needs. Every brace is handcrafted to the child’s individual fit and function, in order to provide a fully custom-build bracing solution.
When designing custom bracing for children, we use a team approach, in order to provide a comprehensive solution. Our team includes the referring physician, a physical and occupational therapist, an orthotist, the parents, and the child — the most important member of the team.
Braces for children can be fit for any part of the body, but are most commonly for the lower extremities, such as the ankle or the knee. We can also help personalize the brace to help it become an accepted part of a child’s rehabilitation. Learn more about common braces or orthoses below.
Child’s Ankle Braces
Child’s ankle braces are also referred to as ankle foot orthoses (AFOs). These kid’s ankle braces are designed to provide stability, decrease pain and increase mobility for your child.
Our team may use a number of different designs for kid’s AFO braces, depending on the specific medical and personal needs of your child. When children require ankle braces, they should be custom-built to support their developing bodies. Our team will use the most up-to-date and high tech components and materials to improve your child’s level of mobility and help them become more independent.
These child’s ankle braces may be prescribed and custom fit to aid in the treatment of the following conditions:
- Ankle Sprains
- Stress Fractures
- Ankle Tendonitis
- Cerebral Palsy
- Spina Bifida
- Club Foot Deformity
- Hypotonic Conditions (Low Muscle Tone)
- Idiopathic Toe Walking
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Developmental Delay
- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)
- Sever’s Disease
- Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT)
- Other genetic or neurological disorders
Child’s Knee Braces
Child’s knee braces are used to help treat a variety of injuries to the major ligaments of the knee, or conditions such as Osgood Schlatter’s Disorder. Our team uses the most high tech components and materials for our kid’s knee braces to help provide support, decrease pain or discomfort, and improve your child’s mobility.
Our team may recommend a variety of different knee joint configurations, materials, and strap designs depending on the specific injury or condition that is being treated. If your child’s custom knee brace will be used for a particular type of activity, that may also affect its design.
These child’s knee braces may be prescribed and custom fit to aid in the treatment of the following conditions:
- Sports Injuries
- Patella Tendonitis (Runner’s Knee / Jumper’s Knee)
- Patellar Tracking Issues
- Osgood Schlatter’s Disorder
- And more
Child’s Back Braces
Child’s back braces are used to help treat issues with the spinal column and can be used to treat either acute spinal injuries or chronic spinal conditions, such as idiopathic scoliosis. These back braces for kids are designed to help with support for your child’s spine and to help prevent a spinal condition from getting worse.
When designing a back brace for kids or a scoliosis brace for a child, it is important to custom-build the brace to fit their developing body. Our team will use the most up-to-date and high tech components and materials for your child’s back brace. These braces may be prescribed and custom fit to aid in the treatment of the following conditions:
- Vertebral Fracture
- Vertebral Instability
- Nerve Injury
- Idiopathic Scoliosis
- And more