Is your body giving out before your mind is? Does it hurt too much to play your favorite sports? Let’s get you back up and running so that you can go back to doing the things you love!
Based on expert opinions and client feedbacks gathered over the years, we have finally rounded
the numbers for our Top 3 Knee Braces based on quality, price, suitability, flexibility and pain relief.These knee braces are carefully designed to protect and comfort from knee strains, pre-and post op knee swelling and inflammation, osteoarthritis or Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease.
Top 3 Knee Braces:
- Bauerfeind GenuTrain Knee Brace :This Bauerfeind knee brace provides superior comfort and because of its special Omega pad, it effectively relieves pressure and reduces pain so you can go back to being you! The knee brace is suited for you if you have:
-Pre and post op Knee swelling & Inflammation
-Osteoarthritis of the knee
- Ossur Rebound Knee Brace :The Ossur Redbound Knee brace provides popliteal comfort. The brace stretches in extension and relaxes back to its natural shape in flexion, minimizing the popliteal bunching that causes skin irritation in other products. Dual lower cruciate straps enable fine-tuned control of the anterior-posterior hinge placement and cinch the knee brace above the gastroc to reduce migration. This knee brace is most suited for you if you have:
-Mild Medial/Lateral Knee Instabilities
- DonJoy Reaction Web Knee Brace :Cutting edge knee brace that lets your knee breathe and heal naturally. The mesh pads and the shock absorbers on the knee brace give you much needed pain relief and inspire you to finally be free again. The rubber web is designed to shift pressure away from the painful area of the knee, making this knee support very comfortable to wear. This knee brace is most suited for you, if you have:
-Knee Pain Relief
-Mild OA Knee Pain
-Runner’s Knee (Chondromalacia Patella)
-Jumper’s Knee (Patellar Tendonitis/Tendinosis)
-General Knee Instability
How to claim a knee brace on insurance
Most extended health plans have some level of coverage under the following categories:
- Medical device – you can use this coverage category for knee braces that are designed with rigid or semi-rigid material. For example, a knee brace that has a hinge or a vertical stay built into it would satisfy these coverage requirements.
- Compression – you can use this coverage category for knee braces, compression stockings and compression socks that you may need for various injuries.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Your compression garment needs to be “medical grade compression.” This means it contains over 20 mmHg of pressure or tightness.
What products are “medical grade compression?”
Bauerfeind knee braces are a great example. They have medical grade compression (20-30 mmHG) so these will be covered by most people’s extended health care plans.
KOPC is proud to be a supplier of Bauerfeind bracing products, so here’s a three-step process to help you get your Knee Brace.
- Step 1: Call your insurance company Find out the specific coverage and requirements for medical device and compression coverage. Most insurers will typically pay 80%. Ask your insurer if they cover compression or medical devices and how much coverage you’re entitled to.
- Step 2: Get a note (script) from your physician, physiotherapist or chiropractor Not all insurance companies require a physician note for reimbursement, but it’s recommended that you call your insurer to check first. In many cases, your physiotherapist or chiropractor can write a script to get this covered by the insurance companies.
- Step 3: Get measured and order Your KOPC physiotherapist can measure you and make the recommendations for the best brace for your needs. Simply call us or email us to book a brace fitting appointment; your ideal brace can be ordered following this, and you will be provided with a receipt for submitting your claim at the time of purchase.
Rick Lau, Clinic Supplies Canada, Clinic Accelerator Blog, November, 2017