Thuasne Sport stabilisation braces offer different levels of support, tailored to suit the athlete's condition or injury.
Stabilisation 1, 2 and 3: Compressive support
This consists in compressing a joint to stimulate the proprioceptive system. The nervous system is thus instructed to trigger the muscle contractions required to reinforce the joint's stability. There are 3 levels of support in this category (light, moderate and reinforced) depending on the level of joint instability and/or the pain experienced. These braces are particularly suitable for the treatment of mild sprains (stage 1) and for proprioceptive rehabilitation following more severe sprains.
Stabilisation 4: Dynamic mobilisation
This consists in protecting and reinforcing a joint, limiting excessive extension by means of elastic strapping. The joint remains fully mobile, but with reduced amplitude.
The approach is effective in the case of ligament weakness or injury, particularly when resuming activities following a mild or moderate sprain in order to prevent any recurrences.
Stabilisation 5: Reinforced mobilisation
This permits optimum rehabilitation, authorising flexion and extension of the joint while limiting sideways movements thanks to rigid frames or hinged reinforcements. The joint is guided and protected, even in extreme positions.
This level of support may be accompanied by an optimum tightening system to make sure the brace fits perfectly. It is mainly recommended in the case of ligament weakness/injury and chronic joint instability. It is also suitable for resuming activities following a moderate sprain or surgery.