Bracing and Supports
These are externally applied prefabricated devices designed to correct or support musculoskeletal injuries or illnesses and fitted to the body to control alignment, protect or support an injury, reduce pain, increase mobility, etc. for various body parts (e.g. foot, back, ankle, knee, etc.) or a corrective device to be worn inside a shoe to help the muscles, tendons, bones, etc.
Beds, Mattresses and Surfaces
These are primarily required for Workers who are severely impaired due to a work-related injury/illness (e.g. severe burns, spinal cord injury, lung cancer, lower extremity amputations, etc.), and require frequent changes in position while in bed, and have significant difficulty doing so without mechanical assistance and/or are unable to transfer on or off a regular bed independently. These beds are purchased for Workers when considered clinically necessary by WSIB