Bracing can give extra external support to joints that are early in the rehabilitation phase or those that remain unstable despite early intervention with therapy (e.g., ankle sprains, ACL injuries). You may be able to return to sports or recreational activities sooner and safer with appropriate bracing. GRSM keeps in stock a large range of soft braces (e.g., ankle, knee, elbow, back). Custom ACL and Osteoarthritis (OA) knee braces are sized and fitted on site by our Certified Athletic Therapist or trained brace professionals. The cost of braces may be covered through extended health insurance. You are responsible for payment at time of purchase.
Grand River Sports Medicine Centre (GRSM) offers a numbers of bracing options for your injury needs. All braces are fit by trained staff to ensure the proper brace for your injury as well as instructions for fit, wear and care.
Retail bracing is available at our Cambridge and Kitchener-South locations. We recommend booking an appointment with our bracing staff. There is no charge for the appointment. We stock many of the common braces and can special order any brace that is available from our suppliers (see list below).
Elbow & Wrist Braces
Thigh, Groin and Calf
Brands at GRSM
Here are the most frequently asked questions about our Bracing services.
Do I need an appointment?
An appointment is not required but we recommend you book one to ensure our trained and knowledgeable staff are available to work one on one with you to discuss different options and find the correct fit and brace for your needs.
Physicians at GRSM specialize in sports medicine and are certified with the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine (CASM) . Our physicians provide expert medical care for both high performance athletes, recreational athletes and active individuals.
Physiotherapy at GRSM focuses on sport- and activity-specific rehabilitation. Our goal is to return you to your activity as soon and as safely as possible.
Active Release Therapy is a patented, state-of-the-art massage technique. The technique is soft tissue system/movement-based and treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.
Our Registered Massage Therapists use preventative and restorative therapies to help you maintain, rehabilitate and improve physical function or relieve your pain.
Our Certified Athletic Therapists use a full range of treatments to rehabilitate, prevent injury and help you return safely to your sports and other activities.
Most foot problems are avoidable with proper preventative foot care and maintenance. Our goal at Feet on the Go is to provide the highest quality nursing foot care as a first line of defense against those foot issues that can detrimentally affect overall health and quality of life.