What is Custom & Non-Custom Knee Bracing?

When it comes to knee pain, we know how it can negatively impact your day to day life. At this time, we at Market Mall we offer Non-Custom knee bracing options! The right brace can help you manage your pain and get back to the activities you love to do. To find which one is the best for you, talk to one of our experts today! We can work with you to find custom knee bracing options if that is what is required for your condition or case!


A Custom or Non-Custom knee brace can help speed up your recovery from an injury and reduce your chances of a painful re-injury. Knee bracing can help limit harmful movements and provide extra stability and support to the injured areas of the knee. A custom knee brace is especially useful for those who want to return to their daily activity or for those who want to compete at high levels.

Our Physiotherapists here at Market Mall are trained to help you pick the right non-custom knee brace for your pain or they can help fit you with a strong & robust custom brace that is custom-fitted to your knee with accurate measurements of your leg and your pain history.

Choosing the right brace can be instrumental in your rehab journey. If you have the following symptoms, knee bracing can help…

  • Pain with walking
  • Going up and down stairs
  • Pain from arthritis in the knee
  • Feel unstable in the knee
  • Loss of self confidence with movement
  • Compensating with the good knee
  • Injured a ligament in the knee

Clean, Safe and Secure

At Market Mall Physiotherapy Calgary NW, your health is our number one priority so we’ve redesigned our clinic and safety protocols to keep you and our team safe.​

  • Appointments required
  • Masks required
  • Staff wears masks
  • Staff gets temperature checks
  • Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits

Common Injuries and Conditions Successfully Treated With Knee Bracing

  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • PCL Injury
  • MCL Injury
  • Patellar Instability
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
  • Foot pain
  • Meniscus Injury
  • ACL Injury
  • Runners Knee
  • Knee Muscle Strain
  • Patellar Fracture
  • Bakers Cyst
  • Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Apophyseal pain
  • Knee Fat Pad Syndrome
  • Osgoode Schlatter’s Disease
  • Multi-ligament knee injury
  • LCL Injury
  • Jumpers Knee
  • Cyclist’s Knee
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Care for injuries

Will Knee Bracing Help Me?

​You may benefit from knee bracing if you are experiencing any of the following issues:

Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis in your knee joint can cause the degeneration of the cartilage which results in pain with walking or weight bearing.

Ligament Injury

Sport or an accident can cause one of the main ligaments in your knee to get injured and sometimes torn. These include the PCL, ACL, MCL, LCL.

Meniscus Injury

Any injury to the Meniscus in the knee, which is a soft cartilage that helps with knee cushioning and stability, can cause pain with walking or movement.

Return to Sport

Oftentimes, after a torn ligament, a knee brace can be helpful in return to sport. This is especially important for those in high level competition where a custom knee brace can provide support.

Chronic Knee Pain

When the injury to the knee becomes long term, pain can become chronic and knee bracing with compression can be a helpful tool for pain management.

Patella Instability

With certain conditions in the body, the patella (your knee cap) can start to move out of its natural positioning. However, knee bracing can help stabilize the knee cap and allow you to comfortably resume normal physical activity.

Meet Our Physiotherapists

Talk to your Physiotherapist about your condition and get back to doing what you love… pain-free.

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Online Treatment Also Available

Although Video Consultations aren’t a new service, it may be new to you. And you may have some concerns or questions that need to be answered before you start treatment. Consider our no charge video consult where you will get all of your questions answered by a registered physiotherapist.

5 Knee Strengthening Exercises for Knee Pain

Consult your knee brace physiotherapist first if you have any concerns.​

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Quad Sets

Sit on the ground or on your bed with your leg straight out. Keep your upper body relaxed.

Press the back of your knee down into the bed or the ground while keeping your foot down. Feel the top of your thigh contract. Repeat 10 times.

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Hamstring Sets

To begin, please lie down on your back and then bend your knee. Next, press your heel into the ground and hold. Relax and repeat 10 times and hold for 5 seconds.

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Bridges with Band

While lying on your back, place an elastic band around your knees and pull your knees apart. Hold this and then tighten your lower abdominals, squeeze your buttocks and raise your buttocks off the floor/bed as creating a “Bridge” with your body.

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Clam Shells with Band

While lying on your side with your knees bent and an elastic band wrapped around your knees, draw up the top knee while keeping contact of your feet together as shown. Do not let your pelvis roll back during the lifting movement.

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Sit to Stand

Start by scooting close to the front of the chair. Next, lean forward at your trunk and reach forward with your arms and rise to standing without using your hands to push off from the chair or other object. Use your arms as a counter-balance by reaching forward when sitting and lower them as you approach standing.

Frequently Asked Questions About Knee Bracing

There are a wide variety of knee braces available on the market but we make sure to only choose the best knee brace on the market. Here are some categories of knee braces you might get when you come and see us:

  • Knee brace for ACL
  • MCL knee brace
  • CTI knee brace
  • Knee brace for arthritis
  • Jumper’s knee brace
  • Meniscus tear brace
  • Crossfit knee sleeves
  • Unloading knee braces for pain
  • Patella stabilizing knee brace
  • Hinged knee brace
  • Compression knee sleeve
  • Knee Immobilizer
  • Patellar tendon strap
  • Knee brace for running
  • Basketball knee brace
  • Leg straightening brace
  • Unloading Knee Brace
  • Brace for osteoarthritis
  • Cartilage braces
  • Ankle braces
  • Brace with straps to use before knee replacement

We only use trusted brands for our knee brace supply. Here are our most trusted brace brands:

  • DON JOY knee brace
  • Mueller knee brace
  • Bauerfeind Genutrain knee brace
  • Breg knee brace – Brace for Women
  • Shock doctor knee brace
  • OSSUR knee brace – Fully adjustable brace

First, your expert therapist will examine your knee to determine the type of brace necessary.

​Then, your therapist will determine the fit using special measurement tools for custom knee bracing or trial different non-custom knee bracing.

Finally, for custom knee bracing, your order will be put through and will arrive in 4 – 7 days. Your non-custom brace will be provided to you at the time of your appointment depending on availability of the size.

We can also bill your insurance company on your behalf so make sure you provide the provider’s detail at the time of your appointment.

Market Mall Physiotherapy Calgary NW

  • 4935 40 Ave NW #328,
  • Calgary, AB T3A 2N1, Canada