Biko Physio Brace (CDRM & Nerve Damage Therapy)

Biko Physio Brace (CDRM & Nerve Damage Therapy)
Biko Physio Brace (CDRM & Nerve Damage Therapy)
Biko Physio Brace (CDRM & Nerve Damage Therapy)

The Biko physio brace is designed as a walking aid & rehabilitation device for dogs suffering from Degenerative myelopathy (CDRM) and nerve damage which affects the back legs and the dogs gait. The brace works by aligning the dogs legs laterally, which in turn assists the dog walking and helps them turn with more ease. Degenerative myelopathy (CDRM) is not uncommon, particularly in the German Shepherd, Boxer and Pembroke Corgi. It is a difficult condition to manage either medically or surgically. The best way to manage the condition is by keeping the dog fit and walking well for as long as possible to prevent muscle wasting in the hind legs. This brace is a fantastic option for dogs suffering from CDRM, and we have fantastic feedback from our customers and physios that use it as part of the dogs treatment.


This brace comes in 7 sizes - please select both the band and cuff size. 

Please scroll down the page to see full details, sizing and fitting instructions.

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The Biko Brace features a simple-to-use, adjustable, custom-fitted device that works with standard harnesses for optimum comfort. Biko encourages appropriate limb use, decreases scuffing of the toes and assists with weight shifting during ambulation.

 

Purchasing the Biko Physio Brace

Please call or email us and we will help with all your questions.

How is the Biko Brace used?

The brace is not a supportive device, but an assistive aid. It is utilised during the time that the dog is ambulatory and it helps them move more efficiently as a unit. The brace requires a standard roman harness with a D ring.

Is your patient a candidate for the Biko Brace?

Appropriate patients:

 

  • Patients must have motor function in all four limbs
  • Patients who are ambulatory in the presence of mild or moderate ataxia
  • Patients with degenerative myelopathy who are ambulatory
  • Patients with degenerative disc disease who are ambulatory
  • Post-operative patients who have recovered motor function and display residual impairments affecting their proprioception and balance

 

Patients who are NOT candidates:

 

  • Patients who are paralysed
  • Patients with no motor function in one or more limbs
  • Patients with severe weakness and ataxia that require that they be physically moved and lifted to stand or walk
  • Patients with severe spasm or increased tone in one or both hind limbs that severely interfere with their movement

 

Exceptions: In some instances, the BIKO may be appropriate for certain orthopedic cases. This should be determined by a veterinarian.


Sizes:

There are 2 measurements - the Band size and Cuff size. Please see the images below for information about where to measure your dog.

This brace is fitted to a standard dog harness with a D ring.





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