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CTi & Extreme Sports

New CTi Custom with Patella CupEach sport carries their own set of inherent dangers and potential injuries, with extreme sports increasing the risk further. The CTi knee brace is designed to work with high impact and extreme sports from biking to water sports to winter sports.

Moto Sport (Motocross, Enduro, Speedway, Super Moto, Quad Bike)

Motorbike sports exert high levels of forces on the knee. ACL injuries often occur when the leg is straight, the foot is planted and there is a rapid change in direction. The risk of catching the foot and it twisting outwards whilst riding increases the likelihood of an MCL injury. The CTi works to prevent over extension of the knee and limit the amount of rotation at the joint to lower the chance of a serious knee injury.

Biking (BMX, Mountain Bike)

As with moto sport the knee joint is exposed to high levels of force passing across it. There is a high risk of over extending the knee when landing from jumps. The CTi brace is designed to prevent the leg from extended past its normal range of motion. Due to the CTi having no rigid components on the upper inner side (medial) or across the back (posterior) the rider is kept streamlined to the bike and there is no pinching or restriction when pedalling or digging in between the seat, brace and leg.

Water Sport (Wakeboarding, Kitesurfing, Wake Skate)

Wake boarders and kite surfers are constantly pushing the boundaries in their pursuit of ever more impressive tricks, which puts them at increased risk of knee injuries with ACL damage being one of the most prevalent injuries within the sport. Large forces passing through the knee as the rider lands on the water, combined with the foot being secured in a flat position can cause the shin to move in relation to the thigh, and increase the chances of an ACL injury. Wearing a CTi knee brace whilst riding increases the level of control at the joint and is designed to prevent any unnatural movements which could cause damage.

CTi's are designed to be worn as close to the knee as possible, but we understand this is not always possible. If you are wearing a wetsuit to ride then wearing a CTi above the wetsuit is not a problem. There is also no need to worry about wearing the brace in saltwater, just make sure you rinse the brace with freshwater, as you would with the rest of your kit.

Winter Sports (Skiing, Snowboarding)

Both skiing and snowboarding carry a risk of knee injuries. This can vary with experience. Higher skilled snowboarders put themselves at risk of an ACL injury when landing jumps. In skiing it is with novice skiers that MCL injuries are more of a concern whilst learning to control the rotation of their legs. As skiers advance they become more susceptible to ACL injury due to increased speeds, sharp turns and higher rotational forces. Wearing the CTi will aid in controlling the range of motion at the joint and help to keep you on piste.

CTi's are low profile enough to be worn comfortably under ski pants and the lack of rigid structures across the back of the brace makes deep bending possible with minimum discomfort.

All Sports

Aside from the rules of the sport there are no limitations on when you should use a CTi knee brace. The brace is used clinically as part of a person's rehabilitation from knee ligament damage and as such is worn through a wide range of increasingly intense activity that people take part in during and after rehab.