My name is Daniel Snider.
I am an osteopathic manual practitioner and Certified Athletic Therapist.
I have also been providing custom and non-custom orthopaedic braces for over 14 years. In that time, I have had the privilege to work with many wonderful patients for all manners of braces and rehab devices.
In the healthcare industry, it is important to recognize when someone can benefit from the right brace.
Not everyone needs one, and not all braces are made the same.
There are a lot of companies that make the same types of braces, and it is difficult to navigate when you are not sure what you need.
This is why it is important to speak with someone like me to help you figure out not only what brace options are available but to ensure the right fit.
A Brace Consultation consists of a sit-down meeting to:
Discuss the nature of the injury/condition
Present brace options and determine which is the best fit.
Discuss how to wear it, when to wear it, when not to wear it, and how to ween off it, if that is the case.
Review any product details such as material type, durability, maintenance, etc.
Measure for fit
If we have the brace in stock, you can take it on the same day.
If not, I will order it. A day will be arranged for pick up and fitting.
At Honsberger Physio+, we are expanding our brace lines to better patient care and home management.
We provide custom knee braces such as the DonJoy Defiance.
Custom knee braces are primarily used for knee ligament injuries (ACL, PCL, MCL, or LCL) and osteoarthritis (OA) conditions.
We also have several non-custom braces for knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, wrists, back, pelvis and more.
Sometimes, custom knee braces can be cumbersome despite being custom made. You may wear a custom knee brace for some occasions but require a lower profile brace for other occasions.
It’s important to have options.
This is especially important for those with arthritic knees. Depending on your activity level, body type, and tolerance to wearing a brace, there are multiple options available.
I wore a custom unloader OA brace after breaking my tibial plateau playing baseball in 2010. After surgery, my leg shrunk half the size while it was immobilized. During my rehabilitation, I went through 3 braces in a two-year period after rebuilding my leg strength and size. When I started playing baseball again, I wore my brace to help stabilize my knee and prevent further injury until I was strong enough to not need it anymore. Today, my arthritis is creeping up in me and I’m ready to get a new one soon. My goal is to prolong an inevitable knee replacement.
I will combine by personal bracing experience with 14 years of clinical bracing experience to ensure we find the right product for your needs. That is my promise to you!
I am available at both Aurora and Markham locations.
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Written by: Daniel Snider, BAHSc(AT), DOMP, DScO, CAT(C)
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Certified Athletic Therapist