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Bracing is a clinical field involving the application of external braces to existing limbs. Braces can be provided for any area from head to toe. Some examples are knee braces for sports and work injuries, ankle/foot braces for stroke or cerebral palsy, and back braces for back injuries or curvatures of the spine.
A brace may be custom fitted or pre-sized off-the-shelf, depending on your needs.
What you need to do
- Get a Referral. An individual needing a brace can be referred to an orthotist by a family doctor or specialist.
- Do an Assessment. The orthotist will complete a full assessment of the affected area.
- Take an Impression. A plaster impression or measurement of the limb segment will be taken.
- Put it Together: Once all the relevant information is collected, the brace will be fabricated and custom fitted.
- Try it On. It is now time to walk around and see the support the right brace can give you.
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Your coverage options
Bracing assessment, fitting, and follow up are charged on a fee-for-service basis.
The types of insurance coverage we accept are WSIB, Automobile Accident Insurance and Extended Health Benefits, or you can Self-Pay.
Please contact your insurance carrier for coverage details and to obtain approval.
Your health comes first, not paperwork
At Altum Health, we believe your health comes first. We take care of the paperwork so you can focus on getting better. In some cases, we offer direct insurance billing, saving you time and up-front costs.
Not sure if you’re covered? No problem. We can help you find out. Call us toll-free at 1 844 662-5886.
You do not need a doctor’s referral for physiotherapy. However, if you are going to use your health insurance to cover the cost of therapy, the insurance provider may ask you for a doctor’s referral.
Physiotherapy focuses on removing the cause of the problem as opposed to superficially treating the symptoms. This process may take some time, but the results are often permanent with less chance of the disorder returning.
Although each clinic’s approach to intake, assessment, and therapy do vary, your physiotherapist (generally speaking) will ask a series of questions that will help better describe all of your symptoms in detail. Your physiotherapist can then carry out your assessment. The physiotherapist will examine you physically and discuss the findings, the cause of the problem, and suggest a solution that can effectively treat your health problem.
Appointments usually take about an hour for a full assessment. Subsequent treatments can be shorter or longer depending upon the condition and the treatment required. Subsequent physiotherapy treatments can be twenty to thirty minutes in length.