Protection is sometimes necessary. The challenge of having an injury is that we still need to use the injured area with everyday life. This sometimes doesn’t allow our injury to heal so that’s when we use splinting or braces. Hand strains, for instance, can take a long time to heal since it is hard to rest this area of the body. Arbutus Physiotherapy will tape or brace just the strained area so that you can keep moving while your body heals. We will also advise when this can be discontinued to allow you to progress beyond the acute stage.