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Patients suffering from knee deficiencies may use braces to reduce pain, improve mobility, prevent knee injuries during sports or other activities, or as an alternative for surgery for torn knee ligaments.

By controlling the injured knee, our patients are able to lead a much more active and pain-reduced lifestyle than their pathologies would allow them normally. Different sorts of braces are available, each designed to target a particular knee condition. Overall, the use of braces enables our patients to lead a much more active and pain-reduced lifestyle than their knee pathologies would allow them normally.

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What sort of braces are there and how could they help me?

Un-Loader Brace

Un-loader braces are designed to help patients suffering from osteoarthritis (OA).

Knee osteoarthritis (knee OA), occurs when due to cartilage break-down, the knee bones rub against each other, causing pain and loss of movement.

Our un-loader braces work by reducing the pressure on the affected part of the knee, thereby reducing pain and thus allowing the patient to use the knee normally and more frequently.

CTi brace

CTi braces are used most commonly following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.

After the initial repair of ruptures and torn ligaments CTi braces help prevent further injury by providing support and stability to the injured knee.

The stages in our brace service are as follows:

Individual phone call with a Physio

Firstly we advise that you contact us by phone so that one of our highly trained specialists can discuss your personal requirements and check what brace is suitable for your needs. At this point we may ask some questions surround the history of any knee problems and about the activities you take part in.

Full measurements at the Clinic

You will then be asked to attend the clinic where we will measure your knee and assess your muscles, ligaments and any degree of instability you may have. The measurements will be used to order your brace. (Custom CTi Braces will have the option here to choose the colour or pattern of your choice.)

Fitting and Video Analysis

At your next appointment we will fit your new brace and ensure you are happy with the fit, including fastening and release processes. We will then conduct a multi-angled video analysis of you either walking or running. Seeing what biomechanical stresses your knee undergoes during these movements helps us identify any unnatural strains or pressure through your knee. If the rest of your body, such as your hips, ankles and back are not moving as they should, the knees will have compensated for that and been overworked. From the analysis our specialists can provide advice or if required, provide further training on how to get these body areas moving correctly and thereby helping to prevent future injury.

Synergy’s comprehensive process will make sure you are happy with the fit and feel of your new brace, enabling an effective and confident return to your activities.

Meet the Knee Braces Team

Alex Lee

Alex Lee

Clinical lead

Maisie Record

Maisie Record

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

What our Clients say...

Post op knee rehabilitation done by Sarah and Suzanne. They are a friendly, competent and accommodating team and as a GP, I would have no hesitation in recommending them to my patients.

Ash Singh

Thank you for sorting out my hip and leg pain with Physio and Rehab. Feel younger and fitter and walk with a much better posture.
A very positive experience.

CH

I was suffering with pains in my knees whilst walking and taking part in PE at school. My GP kept telling my mum it was growing pains. She took me to Synergy as she has visited there herself. I saw a lady called Sarah, she did various tests to see if she could find out what was wrong.

Charlotte Warris

After several months of pain and a tendon release operation I had one goal, to get back into the gym and resume my workouts. With Sally’s physiotherapy and Michael’s rehabilitation work I finally went back to the gym this week, pain free! Thank you very much!

D Hope

Book with Us Today!

Whether it’s pain caused by injury, tight/sprained muscles or recovery from surgery, we can get you back to full health.

Woking: 01483 608350
Egham: 01784 605378
Orbit Leisure Centre: 01784 918281