Bracing and Products!

Bracing is used to bridge the gap between an injured and a healthy joint, or to extend the quality of life in a weakened or aging joint. Depending on your needs, bracing can be done for almost any joint. When combined with other modalities of rehabilitation, bracing can be a crucial tool to help get you back into doing the activities that bring you joy!

What does the Bracing Process involve?

The process starts with a conversation with your therapist or our Bracing Specialist to determine the best course of bracing to fit your needs! With the knee alone, there are different types of braces that can give you added stability, or help restrict movement to assist your recovery from ligament damage, or to help with offloading pressure to help with degenerative damage caused by illness such as osteoarthritis.

Our therapists can recommend a variety of braces and products, from TENS machines to pillows, to help you in your rehabilitation journey.

Knee Brace Loaner Program! Ideal for those suffering from osteoarthritis, a meniscus injury or other knee pain. There are different options for bracing a knee with OA. Depending on where the arthritic changes are, you may need a brace to offload one side of the joint or a brace to offload the entire joint may be needed. An xray (with ‘skyline view’) and a consultation with our bracing specialist will determine which brace will be most effective for you!

Book a free consultation today! Trial a brace and once you’ve felt the benefits first hand, you’ll want one of your own. After the trial period, a new brace will be custom fitted for you to reduce pressure in the knee and allow you to get back to the activities you love to do.

Call 902 334 2300 to set up a free consultation, or email You have the option to book at our Dartmouth, Lower Sackville, Stewiacke or Elmsdale locations!


Frequently Asked Questions

You do not require a doctor’s referral to attend physiotherapy, chiropractic or massage therapy. However, if you intend to use your health insurance to cover the cost you should confirm your insurers policy as some may ask you for a doctor’s referral.

The advantage of choosing a service provider that works in a collaborative practice environment like PROTx is that regardless of who you see initially, you will always be directed to the most appropriate therapist. This team environment gives you, the client, the best possible options.

Your therapist will perform an assessment. You will be asked a series of questions that will help better describe all of your symptoms in detail. This will be followed by an examination of the areas causing concern and associated areas. Following the assessment, the findings, your goals and available treatment options will be discussed.

The first appointment can take up to an hour. Subsequent treatments can be shorter or longer depending upon the condition and the treatment required.

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You can now book at our Elmsdale, Portland Hill, Sackville or Stewiacke locations!

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