Most sport and outdoor activities places large amounts of strain on our bodies and often leaves us susceptible to injury. At Germishuys and Van Den Berg O&P we recommend the use of braces and supports to prevent injury (Prophylactic) and after injury to optimise healing and help you be active again as soon as possible.
CTi Knee Brace
Knee protection is crucial in high impact sports such as skiing, wakeboarding, mountain biking, MX, Off-road racing and enduro. The CTi Knee Brace is a tough and durable carbon fibre knee-brace that can withstand extreme pressure while protecting your knee ligaments. It is also the only brace that rests firmly on the tibia, properly aligning the knee-joint, preventing hyper-extension. There are two types of CTi knee braces to choose from including an Off-The-Shelf (OTS) option and a custom fitted option. Both braces are made with carbon-fibre.
Each custom CTi Knee Brace has a lifetime warranty on both frame and hinges. The custom design also allows the brace to fit more intimately with the leg, and is in contact with the leg over a larger area providing more protection. With the custom CTi you can choose from a range of colours or a complete customised design. Germishuys & Van Den Berg O&P is a CTi knee brace accredited practice and we ensure that the exact measurements are taken and sent to the Össur manufacturers where the CTi Knee Brace will be made according to specification.
Off-The-Shelf Knee Orthotics
At Germishuys and Van Den Berg we also provide the appropriate knee orthoses, carefully selected from leading suppliers for any knee pathology or knee injury. Common knee conditions include Osteo-arthritis, meniscal injuries, Osgood-Shclatter Disease, and ligament injuries.
Whether previously injured or not, an ankle brace like the Speedbrace® should be used continuously to protect the ankle joint and to enhance Proprioception.
An Ankle Brace can play an important role in the prevention of recurring ankle injuries and helping the athlete maintain confidence to perform at the top level, even in sports where agility, speed and kicking accuracy is required.
Upper Extremity Protection
Upper extremity injuries can happen to anyone, but they are most commonly related to falling onto an outstretched hand. Athletes and professionals who do repetitive motions with their hands and wrists are also at higher risk of these types of injuries.
Upper extremity orthotics are designed for the shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist and hand. These devices can be used for a range of needs from stability to immobilization and include three main areas of orthotics: Soft supports, Positional supports and Fracture orthoses.