Knee braces

Knees are put under large amounts of stress during sporting activities and knee braces can be worn to provide additional support. They can also be worn as protection against impact forces or as a preventative measure if an individual is at risk of injury. There are many different types of knee braces and it can be difficult selecting the appropriate device for your needs. Our experienced orthotists will be able to provide you with the best solution for your requirements.

What are the indications for using a knee brace?

There are many indications for using a knee brace including:

  • Knee pain
  • Knee instability
  • Protection from impact forces
  • Risk of injury
  • Support for existing injury

The list above is a selection of indications and is not exhaustive, if you are unsure whether you would be suitable for a knee brace please contact us by emailing or calling 0161 883 0355.

When should knee braces be used?

Knee braces are available in many different types which can be worn for a variety of different sporting activities. Sports such as netball, hockey and football put strain upon the knee through twisting of the knee this can cause ligament injuries therefore through wearing supportive knee braces the risk can be lessened.

If you have already suffered a ligament injury we are able to provide a range of knee braces suitable for different sports including the CTi Knee brace which provides high level support during extreme or adventurous sports such as snowboarding and motocross.

We are also able to provide knee braces which provide impact protection for sports. Different sports will require different levels of protection for example sailing and volleyball will require soft impact protection compared with motocross which requires the use of stiffer materials.

If you are unsure whether a knee brace would be suitable for you please get in touch to discuss your requirements by either emailing or calling 0161 883 0355.

What are the benefits of using a knee brace?

There are many benefits from using a knee brace for sports including:

  • Increased protection
  • Increased mobility
  • Reduced pain
  • Reduced injury risk
  • Improved stability

This list is not exhaustive and everybody will see different benefits from wearing a knee brace to find out more please contact us.

What is the process to receive a knee brace?

To receive the correct knee brace for your requirements your orthotist will complete an assessment. This will involve a discussion about your current activity levels, sports you participate in and what you would like to gain from wearing a knee brace. Your orthotist will also observe you moving and will assess your knee joint. Using this information they will be able to provide different suitable options. It is important the correctly sized device is chosen so your orthotist will take a series of measurements. Once the device has been selected and manufactured you will be required to attend a fitting appointment to check correct fit and make any required adjustments.

How do I arrange an assessment for a knee brace?

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email

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