Custom Knee Braces

DonJoy Custom Knee braces resting on wakeboard

Custom knee braces can speed recovery after injury or surgery, relieve pain and encourage physical activity in people suffering from osteoarthritis, and stabilize and prevent injury in at-risk knees during high-risk activities – in particular for those who have suffered a past injury.

Rather than simply being a “crutch”, knee braces can aid healing, encourage participation in physical activity, and remove barriers to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Our custom knee braces are commonly covered under extended health insurance plans, but they can also be purchased out-of-pocket. Call your insurance provider to determine if you have coverage and if you need a prescription from your physician in order to be eligible for reimbursement.

Custom knee bracing is available at our Yonge and St. Clair clinic. Have a question? Email us at info@torontophysiotherapy.ca

We keep it simple:

  1. 30-minute expert assessment and measurement by Registered Physiotherapist Jodi Arnott. Jodi is a skilled and well-loved physiotherapist with years of experience fitting knee braces. She will review your needs and options, answer your questions, take measurements, and submit an order for a custom knee brace tailored for your leg shape and knee stabilization requirements. She offers confidence and peace of mind rather than upselling or cross-selling of services.
  2. Simple all-inclusive pricing for industry leading Donjoy custom knee braces. We sell our braces at the manufacturers’ list price of $1600, and tax-free. This price includes your custom-made knee brace as well as our expert assessment and follow-up visit. The entire fee is reimbursable under most extended health insurance plans for those with coverage for custom braces.
  3. 30-minute follow-up visit with Jodi to set up your brace and ensure proper fit, to demonstrate how to wear and use your brace, and to answer any additional questions you may have.

We offer only the best custom knee braces

We offer two custom knee brace options: the Donjoy Defiance III which is customized to address your specific knee instability, and the Donjoy Defiance III OA for osteoarthritis. These braces are the flagship models manufactured by industry leading brace manufacturer DJO.

Defiance is DJO’s strongest line of custom knee brace; made of lightweight and compact carbon fiber composite it is designed for a wide range of physical activities and sports while still fitting comfortably under your clothes. The Defiance brace is used by countless non-athletes and athletes alike, including weekend warriors, amateurs and professionals. This includes 22 of the Associated Press Top 25 teams in American College Football – a particularly knee-intensive sport.

DonJoy Defiance III

Defiance III Custom Knee Brace

The ultimate in confidence, function and comfort. The Defiance brace offers sleek and comfortable performance for contact and non-contact sports including extreme sports and water sports. It is designed to offer the highest level of knee support while encouraging normal leg movement and offering inner thigh clearance to avoid contact with the other leg or another object such as a horse, motorbike gas tank, or other brace. This brace is used daily by both elite athletes and everyday people.

Benefits: 

  • Designed to support at-risk knees with moderate to severe ligament instabilities (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL); knees that have undergone a ligament reconstruction; or knees that are at risk of hyperextension.

    DonJoy ForcePoint Hinge for Knee Brace

    ForcePoint Hinge

  • Includes the only hinge design (ForcePointTM) that is clinically proven to protect the ACL.
  • Includes clinically proven system (4-Points-of-Leverage SystemTM) to distribute load and reduce strain on the ACL.
  • Options include multiple strap configurations to support ACL, PCL or Combined Instability.
  • Available in 40 frame colors and graphics.
  • Fast turnaround time.

Defiance III OA Custom Knee Brace for Osteoarthritis

Designed to provide support, relieve pain, and encourage physical activity in patients with moderate to severe osteoarthritis (OA). Offers a patented telescoping condyle pad that the patient themselves can adjust to help shift compressive forces within the knee joint away from degenerative areas. It is designed to offer the highest level of knee support while encouraging normal leg movement and offering inner thigh clearance to avoid contact with the other leg or another object such as a horse, motorbike gas tank, or other brace. This brace is used daily by patients with osteoarthritis.

Benefits:

  • Designed to support knees suffering from moderate to severe osteoarthritis.
  • Includes the only hinge design (ForcePointTM) that is clinically proven to protect the ACL.
  • Includes clinically proven system (4-Points-of-Leverage SystemTM) to distribute load and reduce strain on the ACL.
  • Options include multiple strap configurations to support ACL, PCL or Combined Instability.
  • Available in 40 frame colors and graphics.
  • Fast turnaround time.

Why do we only offer Donjoy knee braces?

Donjoy braces are the most commonly prescribed custom knee brace in Toronto and across North America. Over 1 million Donjoy custom knee braces have been manufactured since they were first introduced in 1992. DJO’s knowledge and experience is unparalleled. They manufacture not only custom braces, but a wide range of non-custom knee braces, braces for spines, ankles, wrists and shoulders, as well as surgical implants used in knee, hip, and shoulder replacement surgeries.

Advantages of Donjoy’s Defiance line of custom knee braces:

  1. Lifetime warranty on brace frame and hinges.
  2. Leading technology that has been both clinically validated and vetted by professional athletes.
  3. Strong, compact, lightweight and comfortable carbon fiber composite frame that fits to maximize inner thigh clearance.

Do I really need a custom knee brace?

There are a wide range of conditions that have been clinically proven to benefit from custom knee bracing. However, not everyone needs a custom knee brace, and a custom brace is not always enough.

As a full-service physiotherapy clinic that offers custom brace fitting with a registered physiotherapist, we can offer you broader insight into your knees and how you might optimize their function and longevity.

Could you benefit from physical therapy including home exercise therapy? How about losing weight or improving your strength and fitness? How about a non-custom knee brace?

Non-custom knee braces are considerably less expensive and may be sufficient for some people. A range of non-custom DonJoy braces are available – you can find a selection of these braces including their premier non-custom brace on Amazon.ca. You are welcome to consult our knee bracing expert to determine if a custom or non-custom brace is best for you. We can also order non-custom DonJoy knee braces at competing prices.

Why choose a brick-and-mortar physiotherapy clinic for your bracing needs?

It’s a big purchase. We are a tangible brand with a hard-earned reputation, and a physical location for you to visit for your assessment and fitting, or if you have any issues. Of course, we can also support you and your knees for issues not addressed by bracing.