Bracing and Splinting

Physiotherapists are very knowledgable when it comes to prescribing and choosing braces, splints and mobility aids. Our clinic has an inventory of some of the more commonly used items.

We are committed to helping you determine your needs, and finding an appropriate supplier to address them. We utilize both Diamond Athletic and Medical Supplies and Innovative Medical Supplies and can help facilitate a wide array of needs. We can usually guarantee delivery of the item within 1-2 business days.

We are very excited to announce that via a relationship with Innovative Medical Supplies we will now be able to offer direct billing to Manitoba Health on various braces and splints.  Certain devices are covered by Manitoba Health with the appropriate prescription from a physician.  At present we have in our inventory:

  • Breg Unloader Braces ( see below for details )

  • Immobilizer Walking Boots

  • Various Knee Braces

  • Ankle Braces

  • Back Supports

  • Wrist and Thumb Spica Braces

Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre also carries other devices that are not covered by Manitoba health but usually can be conveniently billed to WCB, MPI and other private insurances (i.e. blue cross)

  • Slings

  • Finger Splints

  • Tennis Elbow Supports

For the convenience of our clients we also have various items available for rental:

  • Crutches, Canes and Walkers

  • Crycuffs ( commonly used for icing post-operatively )

A very unique service which will be now available to the residents of Selkirk, Interlake and surrounding communities will be having our facililty act a location for the fitting and provision of Breg Unloader Braces.  Unloader braces are a recognized device used in the conservative management of knee osteoarthritis.  In conjunction with physiotherapy it can commonly slow the knee osteoarthritis process and avoid joint replacement surgery.  We carry a fairly wide inventory of these braces suitable for most individuals.  With the appropriate prescription, billing of these devices can be made to Manitoba Health. Please call for details.