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.

New! Knee Brace Unloader Program! Ideal for those suffering from osteoarthritis, a meniscus injury or other knee pain. This dynamic brace is a leader in its class for the immediate relief from OA.

Book a free consultation today to find out if you could benefit from a Knee Unloader brace. You can take advantage of our commitment-free week trial period with a premium Knee Unloader. Once you’ve felt the benefits first hand, we know you’ll want one of your own. After the trial period, the brace will be custom fitted 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!

Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics are available at all PROTx locations! We have partnered with Fit Right Orthotics to bring this option to our clients. Pedorthist Carol Ann Sweeney has almost 20 years of experience and prides herself on outstanding customer service. You can learn more on the Fit Right Orthotics website!

Call 902 334 2300 to book your orthotic appointment 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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4 Locations Now Offered!

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

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