Orthopedic Braces

At Winnock Physiotherapy we can offer you expert advice and supply you with the appropriate brace or appliance to meet your needs, whether this is to assist you returning to your sport or to allow you to lead an active lifestyle in spite of Osteo-Arthritis. We carry a very small stock of off-the-shelf braces but rather order to your specific needs. Delivery time varies from two days to two weeks. This can save you a trip to the larger cities and you will find our prices very favorable.

We currently supply one of the most researched and reliable brace, which is frequently requested by Orthopedic surgeons, namely the DonJoy range. These would typically be used for sports injuries, such as ACL tears or degenerative conditions such as Osteo-Arthritis.

Market Leader in the Orthopedic Bracing Industry

DonJoy dominates the industry with significant market share in all the key segments of sports and orthopedic bracing. DonJoy’s strong presence is due to its superior design and performance. DonJoy functional braces feature a dynamic design with the patented Four Points of Leverage that controls anterior/posterior translation.

Special Requirements

The majority of orders will ship within 24 hours. Custom products and special orders (logos, replacement parts, special neoprene colors, etc.) will ship within 72 hours.


DonJoy brand products have a limited warranty from the date of purchase against defects in materials and workmanship. Warranty varies with some products. Please contact Customer Care with specific questions.

The patented four points of leverage design is used on the Defiance@, 4TITUDETM, and LegendTM braces. The Defiance is our flagship product providing a perfect customized fit using the latest technology in carbon fiber composite materials to create a lightweight yet very durable design. Our newest member, the 4TITUDE, is an extremely low-profile functional brace with moldable cuffs for a custom-like fit to meet a variety of patient profiles. The Legend features a non-chip outer covering recommended for contact sports.

Unique Integration System

The center of the hinge will be just posterior to the midline and just superior to joint line This allows points one and three to compress soft tissue, isolating the femur and bringing it forward Points two and four draw the tibia posterior, generating a net differential force, or constant load, directly over the tibia, preventing it from moving forward.

This four-point leverage system is for ACL only For a PCL brace, the points of leverage would be reversed, switching the anterior and posterior straps on both the calf and thigh to generate the constant anterior force required over the posterior aspect of the tibia.

TROM (Total Range of Motion)

The TROM post-operative brace features an innovative, easy to use hinge that can adjust the range of motion with a click of a button. The brace can instantly lock at 0, 10, 20 and 30 degrees of extension for drop-lock requirements. The TROM is extremely versatile to support a wide range of protocols.

OA Adjuster

The OA adjuster offers an off-the-shelf solution to osteoarthritis pain with its revolutionary “Progressive Loading System”, providing an integrated patient-controlled load adjustment. The Bi-Axial Hinge allows for a double upright design to contour to the leg and fit comfortably, without migration. The load sensor, a DonJoy exclusive, helps to determine the forces being applied by the brace.

The Defiance

Introducing the world’s first Knee Guarantee(tm)

The DonJoy Defiance, is the best assurance for healthy knees today. To prove its commitment to rehabilitation.

The standard anti-migration Supra-Condyle pad anchors on the condyle head, giving a snug, guaranteed steadfast fit.

Ideal Application

The Custom Defiance is DonJoy’s hallmark knee brace. Combining the ultimate in technology, materials and design, this lightweight brace provides durable support for moderate to severe ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL instabilities. Plus, the low profile design fits comfortably underneath clothing and sports uniforms including baseball and football. As the strongest of DonJoy’s functional braces, the custom, carbon composite Defiance is recommended for high collision sports, while its featherweight materials also make it the brace of choice for jumping sports, when every ounce counts. Available in three lengths: standard, short and standard thigh with short calf.

Features and Benefits

  • ACL/PCL versions with patented 4-point dynamic leverage system.
  • Guaranteed anti-migration
  • Supra Condyle pad
  • Weighs approximately 18 ounces
  • Knee Guarantee
  • Low-profile design
  • Custom made to individual patient measurements
  • 72-hour in-house turnaround
  • CI version with anterior thigh strap
  • Short calf version available for ski and motocross boot clearance
  • Short and standard lengths
  • Defiance Extra version includes reinforced carbon frame and slide shield
  • Suede, chamois and chamois pneumatic liners and strap pads available
  • 16 individual color options, 6 graphic patterns, 18 graduation options
  • Flexion stops 45°, 60°, 75° and 90°
  • Extension stops 0°, 10°, 20°, 30° and 40° (10degrees installed)
  • Easy to use custom measuring system (CCMI)
  • Lifetime limited warranty on frame and hinge

Available Colors


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Parkview Professional Centre
6 McFarlane Street
Springhill, Nova Scotia
B0M 1X0


Mon, Wed & Fri:
9 - 7 pm, approximately.

Tue & Thu:
According to case load. Meg will accommodate urgent cases as necessary.


Phone: 902-763-2224
Meg’s Cell: 902-297-9279
Fax: 902-763-2080

Email: admin@winnockphysio.com

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