About Custom Braces At ALPHA
ALPHA is proud to offer custom braces through
Össur, a global leader in orthopedic bracing solutions that has been a pioneer in developing dynamic products which enhance individual performance.
With a custom brace, you can find a brace that fits your exact needs whether you need a brace post-injury, while awaiting surgery, or perhaps wanting the brace to prolong the need for surgery.
Types of Custom Braces Offered at ALPHA
We offer custom braces for people looking to buy:
Osteoarthritis knee and hip unloading braces
Ligamentous, meniscal and post-surgical custom braces
Consultations and Fittings
Besides the custom brace itself, we also include one-on-one consultations and fittings with one of our bracing specialists. During the consultation, your specialist will identify which Össur products are best suited for your particular diagnosis and rehabilitative goals. Once the appropriate product has been selected, we will take measurements and images which are then sent off to Össur to be manufactured.
Your custom brace will then be shipped to ALPHA and we will book you in for a fitting to make sure it’s exactly what you want. At the fitting appointment, we will fit you with your custom brace and make any adjustments that may be needed. We will also educate you on how to put on and take off the brace appropriately, how to care for the product and other tips to help you get the most out of your brace..
I have private insurance. Does it cover custom braces?
It depends on your specific insurance policy and coverage as they all differ. It’s best to call your insurance representative to clarify custom bracing coverage and what is required to receive coverage. If your policy does cover a portion or all of the custom bracing, the ALPHA team can help you to put together the necessary documentation for coverage.
Do I need a doctor’s referral for custom braces?
You don’t need a referral to book the consultation with one of our bracing specialists. However, if you plan to bill through private insurance, most plans do require a physician’s referral to receive coverage for custom braces.
Does the Assistive Mobility Devices (ADP) cover custom braces?
Unfortunately ADP does not cover custom orthopedic braces at this time.
I can’t afford a custom brace. Does ALPHA have any other products to brace my injury?
Yes, we carry a wide range of off-the-shelf, size-based braces from Össur that could be suitable for your needs. Contact either of our clinics to inquire what we carry in-stock.