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Re-Motion Orthopedic Services

Benefits of Braces & Supports

Many physical activities put your joints at risk for injury or stress. This risk increases if a joint is weakened by previous injury or surgery, a medical condition, or chronic joint pain.

Athletic supports and orthopedic braces minimize your risk of injury by:
• increasing joint stabilization
• ensuring proper joint support and movement
• providing additional joint protection after injury or surgery
• reducing pain or inflammation that restricts range of motion
It’s not just sports that put you at risk for injury. Joint support helps prevent many workplace injuries, too. Even low-impact activities like walking or swimming can stress already weak joints and result in strains or sprains.

Knee Supports

Lower limb injury is amongst the most frequent of orthopedic injuries. Within this lower limb category injury of the knee is most prevalent and amongst the most common type of knee injuries, ligament injuries in the knee can happen to anyone. Especially before, and immediately after surgery the knee can be initially immobilised with a knee brace in order to control range of motion, pain and reduce swelling. Re-motion offers a large range of specialist knee braces and knee supports.

Push Sport

Lightweight and breathable, this brace features medial and lateral hinges and a buttress for the patella, to support the knee joint in the event of instability, or during recovery from injury.

Elbow & Wrist Supports

Elbow Supports

Elbows are common sites for tendonitis, bursitis, and other painful conditions. Many sports are associated with elbow pain (tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow), but just about anyone is at risk. Elbow support is especially important if you’ve already experienced elbow pain or injury, or if you’ve had elbow surgery.

Epi-train

EpiTrain alleviates pain in the elbow and improves its mobility. The effective knitted fabric and specially contoured pads provide relief and make it possible to start mobility training at an early stage.

Wrist Supports

Arm, wrist and hand pain can be caused by injuries through hyperextensions or diseases like the carpal tunnel syndrome and tenosynovitis. Arm pain may occur in case of swellings, cramps, numbness or tingling. In order to assist the healing process, Re-Motion offers a comprehensive range of supports, straps and braces for your arm, wrist and hand.

M-Brace

With the perfect fit and superior comfort, the M-Brace wrist splint offers a neoprene and latex free option for wrist immobilization. 

Back Supports

One of the most common orthopaedic complaints is back pain. A variety of injuries or diseases and mechanical or muscular problems like whiplash, osteoporosis, rheumatic problems or lumbago can cause back problems. Re-Motion offers a wide range of supports and braces like the Lumbamed plus or the Lumbamed basic to stabilise and immobilise the spine of the back region effectively to get quickly back to the accustomed mobility.

Donjoy

Lumbar Support with Upper and Lower Compression.

Ankle Supports

The ankle joint is a complex and fairly constrained joint. Therefore any injury to it that requires support will be extremely painful and swelling is inevitable at this end of the lymphatic system. Pain in the ankle can result from inflammation or injury to any of the bony, ligamentous, cartilage structures in the ankle region. Where previously a walking cast may have been required, now optimum therapy is possible with modern ankle braces that allow more natural mobilization.

Otto Bock

After ankle injuries or chronic instabilities, this active orthosis securely stabilizes your ankle. It also allows the foot to tilt up or down so freedom of movement is not restricted while walking or during sports.

The anatomical fit, comfortable padding, and breathable material ensure a high level of wearer comfort.

Compression Stockings

Designed to improve circulation, relieve tired, heavy, aching legs, prevent moderate swelling and other conditions as physician recommended. True gradient compression delivers a controlled amount of pressure greatest at the ankle and gradually decreases towards the top of the stocking to promote better blood flow.

Today’s compression hose takes a variety of forms:
• compression tights
• compression leggings
• compression pantyhose
• compression dress socks
• sports compression socks
• maternity compression stockings
You will also find an array of colours and patterns in mild, moderate, or firm support.

Do you need compression stockings?
You might want to use support hose if you:
• experience tired or aching legs
• get swollen feet, ankles, or legs
• sit or stand for long periods of time during the day
• spend long periods of time in one position during the day
• have varicose veins or a family history of venous disorders
• participate in high-level athletics or endurance sports like running or cycling

Compression hose are also recommended if you’re:
• diabetic
• pregnant
• a smoker
• overweight

Benefits of Compression Socks
Main compression socks benefits are pain relief and protection against venous disease. Since venous disease is progressive, it’s best to diagnose and treat it early, when symptoms are minor.

Compression stockings help to:
• heal ulcers
• improve sensation in feet and legs
• increase circulation in feet and legs
• reduce swelling, fatigue, and discomfort in feet and legs
• lower the risk of blood clots, venous disease, and lymphatic conditions
• prevent the development of varicose veins, thrombosis, and other problems

Jeba

Jēba™ Active Cushion Socks are designed with extra cushioning in high pressure areas for comfort and shock absorption. These socks are ideal for casual wear, walking and athletics. Experience the benefits of compression therapy without sacrificing style.

– Non-binding top band keeps the garment comfortably in place.

– Gradient compression from the ankle to the top of the garment.

– Heel pocket with reinforced stitching.

– Extra cushioning in high pressure areas on the sole for added comfort.

– Ultra-Fresh™ antimicrobial agent for odor control.

– Roomy toe box with single flat seam to prevent friction.

Core-Spun

Soft, comfortable everyday sock with the added benefit of medically correct gradient compression. The ultra stretchy yarns make the socks easier to put on and the added thickness makes the socks more comfortable for all-day wear.

Therafirm

• 20-30 mmhg (the mean compression for an average ankle size)
• Soft comfort band is non-restrictive while staying in place all day
• Comfort toe and heel
• Two-way stretch nylon and spandex
• Hand wash in lukewarm or cold water with mild detergent. Avoid prolonged exposure to heat.
• Made in the USA

Tens Machine

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS, disrupts nerve signals in order to relieve pain. Electrodes are placed on the skin around the pain site and conduct gentle, intermittent bursts of electricity into the underlying tissues. These pulses travel along nerve fibres to block pain signals and may also stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain-fighters.
TENS machines are small, battery-powered devices that you can use just about anywhere.

Common conditions treated with TENS therapy include:

• knee pain
• osteoarthritis
• low back pain
• sports injuries
• post-surgical pain
• neck or shoulder pain
• period or labour pains

How to use a TENS machine

Your physiotherapist, kinesiologist, or other medical professional can show you proper TENS electrode placement for your specific condition.
To use your TENS machine, place the TENS pads as instructed. Connect the pads to the power unit and then simply turn the unit on. Depending on which TENS machine you have, you may also select various settings. Most units let you at least control the intensity. Start low and gradually increase until the sensation is strong but comfortable.
Always follow the instructions provided with your unit.

Benefits of TENS Units

TENS units are safe, affordable, and convenient. Most TENS machines are small enough to fit in your pocket, so you can use them any time, anywhere. (Do not use TENS while operating a vehicle or machinery, or while in or near water. Consult your doctor or medical professional before starting TENS therapy.)
TENS treatments provide natural relief of chronic and acute pain. While you should always check with your medical practitioner about your specific situation, you can generally use TENS therapy as often and for as long as you want.
For more information about TENS unit uses and the various units available, contact the staff at Re-Motion.

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