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….Strength in prevention
….Knowledge in rehabilitation

Dunbar Direct is owned and operated by Dunbar Medical, a premier supplier of sports medicine products throughout Canada with acknowledged expertise in the field of orthopedic bracing and other home health care products. The company holds  Health Canada Medical Device Establishment License number 1808.

With the launch of Dunbar Direct, Dunbar Medical now aims to provide its Bio SkinTM line of orthopedic braces and compression wear directly to those end users who find it more convenient to purchase online than to buy from a pharmacy, athletic therapist or other professional provider. The site includes detailed guidance on the choice of an appropriate product to treat diagnosed conditions as well as sizing, fitting and maintenance instructions for each product.

Customers who find Bio SkinTM products useful will include:

  • Active Seniors who wish to continue leading active lifestyles during and beyond middle age with reduced risk of injury.
  • Professional and amateur athletes whose aim is to recover from injury and return to training or competition in the shortest time possible.
  • Seniors who wish to continue living independently in their own homes during their advanced years.

Over time, and as customer needs evolve, Dunbar Medical intends to  select additional products to be offered directly to end users through Dunbar Direct. Please keep checking if the product in which you are interested is not currently listed on the site.


Although the physical activity involved in playing a sport is good for both physical and mental health, it also presents increased risk of injury. An orthopedic support such as one of those in the Bio Skin product line  is designed specifically to relieve an athlete of pain and get him or her on the mend.

Another type of orthopedic support for treating injuries that may be suffered by an athlete is a compression sleeve. They are popular products across a number of sports from football to basketball to softball and help stimulate bloodflow, reduce the buildup of lactic acid and support the muscles and joints, among other benefits.

Knee Braces

Knee injuries are among the most common types of problems experiences by athletes across a range of sports. An orthopedic support for the knee can provide high-level compression to reduce swelling, provide support, and decrease pain. The Bio Skin™ knee braces, for example, are constructed with a patented breathable, thin material so they are more comfortable than other knee braces you may have worn in the past. The special SkinLok™ feature of the Bio Skin material keeps your brace in place, even during vigorous activity. Bio Skin material is 100% neoprene-free, latex-free, and hypo-allergenic so you don’t have to worry about skin irritations. There are many Bio Skin knee brace options including the Patella Stabilizer, the Q Brace, Visco Knee Skin and others.

Hinged Knee Braces

Hinged Knee Braces such as the Bio Skin Gladiator protect the ACL, MCL and other ligaments of the knee. The 15 inch rigid hinge of the Gladiator offers the option of limiting flexion and extension of the knee and the thin, breathable Bio Skin material provides excellent compression to prevent swelling and provide additional support.

Ankle Braces

Bio Skin foot and ankle braces such as the AFTR™ and TriLok™ are designed to meet the demands of athletes and are a low-cost orthopedic support alternative to athletic tapes, night splints and surgical boots. They can be used to stabilize the ankle joints, improve proprioception, reduce swelling and relieve pain associated with plantar fasciitis and posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD).

Back Braces

Many sports present increased risk of injury to the back or shoulder areas of the body. Bio Skin back braces are an excellent solution to relieve pressure and tension on your lumbar (lower back). These braces are also ideal for intermediate and post-operative solutions.

The Baja back orthopedic support, for example, is extremely effective in easing tension on the spine, improving posture and providing circumferential compression around the abdomen. You can customize your treatment with a selection of back braces for chronic pain, post-operative lumbar support and immediate pain relief. The brace is specifically designed for superior comfort allowing you to wear yours for hours of back pain relief.

 Bio Skin back supports are designed with vented panels using Bio Skin’s Ultima™ material to make sure the fit is cool and comfortable. These products are unique in their ability to easily integrate heat/cold therapy into the bracing system. Back braces include gel pads that can be heated in the microwave or cooled in the freezer and then inserted directly into the brace.


Baja 627 Orthopedic Support

Bio Skin Baja 627 Othopedic Support

Elbow Braces

Athletes who play golf, tennis or other racket sports are particularly prone to conditions such as golf or tennis elbow and may be in need of an orthopedic support such as one of those in the Bio Skin product line to alleviate these problems. Bio Skin Elbow Skins™ and elbow sleeves support and protect elbows while providing function and comfort. The elbow sleeves are breathable, lightweight, and offer superior compression with a great fit. Bio Skin’s breathable material makes it possible to combine the greatest comfort with the best compression.

Wrist, Thigh and Calf Orthopedic Supports

Athletes are also prone to injuries in many other areas of the body. The Bio Skin products available on this site also offer solutions to a wide range of other conditions and injuries that may be experienced. Please keep browsing to find a product designed to relieve your pain and help you get back into training or competition as soon as possible.

Active Seniors

Increasing numbers of Canadian seniors are pursuing active lifestyles during their advanced years in response to rapidly accumulating evidence pointing to the wide ranging health benefits of physical activity during this stage of life.  The activities pursued by these seniors include regular exercise such as walking or running, various sporting activities such as tennis or golf or recreational activities such as gardening. For many of these seniors, the use of an orthopedic brace can bring many benefits.

Just as for athletes, this activity carries a risk of physical injury that is enhanced due to the stage of life of the individuals involved. And, just as for athletes, an orthopedic braces or compression sleeves such as those included in the Bio Skin line of orthopedic brace products can help reduce the pain experienced by active seniors – thus permitting them to maintain a high level of activity – and can also shorten the time needed for full recovery.

To list a few examples:

  • Bio Skin knee brace can help relieve the pain caused by osteoarthritis and facilitate continuance of an active and healthy lifestyle;
  • Bio Skin cock-up wrist brace can relieve the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome associated with activities such as gardening, sports or certain occupational activities. It can also help with other conditions such as arthritis that tend to affect seniors and can potentially restrict them from pursuing a more active lifestyle;
  • Bio Skin Back Flex Back Brace can help reduce the pain associated with degenerative disc disease, a condition that predominantly affects older adults. Used in this way, the back brace can help an active senior with this condition to maintain his involvement in physical activity in order to safeguard his overall physical and mental well-being.

Seniors who are interested in overcoming the pain or other effects of an injury in order to continue their involvement in physical activities they have grown to love will find a wide range of orthopedic brace solutions in the Bio Skin product line.

Bio Skin Tennis Elbow Band Orthopedic Brace

Bio Skin Tennis Elbow Band

Independent Seniors

Along with the growth in the numbers of seniors pursuing active lifestyles, there has been a surge in the numbers desiring to live independently in their own homes instead of in assisted living facilities or in nursing homes.

Seniors choosing this option as a means of improving their quality of life often find themselves in need of medical devices to assist with activities of daily living such as eating, bathing, dressing or toileting.

In particular, these seniors may find themselves in need of assistance to be able to move around their homes with a minimum of the pain and discomfort that may come from medical conditions typically experienced at advanced ages such as arthritis, osteoarthritis or degenerative disc disease.

Bio Skin products are designed to provide relief from the pain and discomfort associated with some of the medical conditions experienced by seniors who desire to live independently:

  • The Bio Skin Patella Stabilizer  knee brace is designed to provide relief from the pain and discomfort caused by osteoarthritis;
  • The Bio Skin AFTR Ankle Brace will combat the debilitating symptoms of ankle arthritis and will therefore provide an independent senior with the mobility needed to live independently and perform the activities of daily living.
  • The Baja 627 back brace will provide pain relief and lumbar support to seniors experiencing the effects of degenerative disc disease, thereby offering a higher quality of life.

Please contact us if you would like us to help you to find a Bio Skin product that may assist you to continue living independently and enjoying a higher quality of life.