Why Custom Bracing and Compression Stockings

Taping and Custom Bracing

Therapeutic tape or braces can be used to correct alignment, provide support, and provide feedback to muscles to aid in retraining biomechanics.

Therapeutic tape can be a temporary solution as an acute injury recovers to expedite your return to activity. Custom braces may allow you to better manage chronic pain and protect and stabilize an injured area.

PhysioDNA is proud to partner with Bauerfeind, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of orthopedic products. Our trained therapists can support you to measure and custom order the brace that best fits your lifestyle and movement goals.

What conditions can taping and bracing treat?

  • Ankle sprains: To support the area and improve stability
  • Back pain: such as sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction, pregnancy, and muscle strains
  • Arthritis: knee and ankle braces can help to offload your arthritic joints to prevent pain with weight bearing
  • Elbow/forearm pain: tennis and golfer’s elbow respond well to taping or bracing to offload a strained area
  • Wrist pain: wrist strains and sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, bone dislocation, and De Quervain’s area all commonly treated with taping/bracing.
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What are the benefits of therapeutic taping?

  • Pain relief: therapeutic tape can reduce pain perception by providing support and improving circulation to an area.
  • Improve muscle function and support: therapeutic tape can support injured muscles by promoting proper alignment, improving activation of desired muscles, and reducing muscle strain.
  • Enhance healing and reduce inflammation: therapeutic tape can improve circulation and lymphatic drainage which in turn may expedite the healing process
  • Increase range of motion and flexibility: therapeutic tape can improve flexibility of a joint by reducing pain to improve freedom of movement
  • Improve posture and biomechanics: therapeutic tape can increase cueing and proprioception to an area to have more awareness of its place in space, which can prevent further injury.
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Compression Stockings

Leg pain, swelling, and fatigue can affect your ability to participate in daily activities. At PhysioDNA, we want to ensure you achieve your goals without being limited by pain and soreness and feel your best everyday. Compression stockings are designed to apply graduated pressure along your leg and offer a number of therapeutic benefits. Our therapists are trained to measure and advise which type of compression stockings may be most beneficial for your lifestyle and medical condition. We can provide guidance to ensure you get the optimum comfort and support out of your stockings.

What are the physiological benefits of compression stockings?

  • Improve blood circulation: Compression stockings assist veins to return blood towards the heart.
  • Reduce swelling and edema: Compression of the lower legs can help prevent fluid buildup, leading to less swelling and a lighter feeling in the legs.
  • Minimize muscle fatigue and soreness: increased blood flow will allow for increased nutrients to the leg muscles

How will compression stockings help you?

  • Reduce pain and discomfort
  • Improve mobility and function
  • Enhance recovery
  • Preventative care

Who can benefit from compression stockings?

  • Those with circulatory conditions (venous insufficiency, varicose veins)
  • Individuals prone to leg swelling or leg soreness after prolonged standing
  • Patients post operatively after a lower limb surgery
  • Pregnant women who feel swelling and soreness in the legs
  • Athletes who want to improve their recovery and performance
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  • Did You Know?

    What is the Vestibular System?

    The vestibular system is a sensory system that is responsible for communicating information with our brain about balance and spatial orientation. It allows for us to make compensatory movements to forces that may throw us off balance. The vestibular system is comprised of small canals and organs in the inner ear and is very important in postural reflexes and eye movements. It sends information to the brain to process nerve signals, which then triggers an appropriate response to any type of situation.

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  • How can I speed up my recovery?

    What does a vestibular rehabilitation assessment look like?

    • Cranial nerve testing
    • Reflex testing
    • Eye tracking tests
    • Balance testing
    • Gait assessment
    • Assessment of past injuries/conditions
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  • Help & Support

    What kind of benefits can vestibular rehabilitation bring?

    • Decreased falls risk
    • Improved balance
    • Return to previous level of function
    • Decreased symptoms of dizziness/nausea/unsteadiness
    • Decrease vertigo
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  • Additional Info

    What therapists can provide vestibular rehabilitation?

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