Even though 60% of Australians have private health insurance, the truth is most of us do not use the extras we pay for. Roughly 4.5 billion dollars of extras go unclaimed every year.
While health services such as physios and chiros are the go-to’s, health products are often overlooked as items to claim. For example, ‘back care’ items, such as supporting braces and compression garments that help you relieve constant pain or recover from injuries, can be claimed through health insurance.
Obviously, the rebates you receive will depend on your private health care provider. We recommend contacting your Fund prior to purchasing, to clarify if you are eligible.
Health Care Fabrics
Biomed specialises in mineral imbedded health care fabrics, with the use of nanotechnology to infuse medical fabrics with coppers and silvers. The minerals have an abundance of health benefits, aiding your injuries and helping you to recover faster.
The fabrics help to kill bacteria, make clothing odour-resistant and provide superior insulation. It is possible to get self-cooling fabrics, which have been proven to lower body temperatures between 1-2 degrees, thus increasing your ability to perform. Our range of sporting braces ranges from compression goods, knee braces, elbow braces, wrist braces, ankle braces, back support braces and full bodysuits.
Support Braces for Sport
Biomed has introduced a new range of sporting compression goods with our imbedded mineral fabrics, to help you recover faster and perform better. The biggest benefit of copper fabrics is FIR reflection, which promotes blood circulation and increases oxygen levels in the blood.
Relieve pain in your spine with BioMed’s light, elastic and breathable back supports, to align your lumber spine and relieve pressure from the intervertebral discs. Our anatomically contoured corset supports back orthosis, while an individually adjustable compression acts upon the lumbar spine to control motion and limit pain. Dual adjustable velcro allows the brace to easily adapt to any body shape, providing the perfect fit.
Relieve pain in your knees, with BioMed’s corrective support straps. Our knee brace stabilises the kneecap and activates the musculature, to accelerate your healing process and achieve faster mobilisation. If your knee feels weak, swollen or painful, the knee supporting brace can help you.
For sleep apnea sufferers or loud snorers, CPAP therapy is a common treatment to alleviate discomfort. There are three variations, including full face masks, nasal pillows and nasal masks. Biomed also offers a range of CPAP accessories that will improve the effectiveness of your CPAP therapy, and are very cost-effective ways to provide comfort to patients.
CPAP headgear is used to keep sleep apnea masks secure whilst you sleep. Our mineral imbedded health care fabrics increase your comfort and eliminate skin irritations, with stretchy and durable latex-free fabric.
BioMed’s CPAP Chin Restraints for Sleep Apnea encourage soundless sleep by ensuring the mouth does not fall open during sleep. Chin Straps are most beneficial to patients who snore, as more than 80% of people snore more intensely when their mouth is open.
Biomed’s mission is to create high-quality medical textiles, which is why we ensure that our business operations always align with our ISO 9001 certification for quality management. Our dedication to strict Australian standards demonstrates the reliability of our products and our commitment to providing our customers with superior products that offer a high level of comfort, through the minimisation of skin irritations, alongside antibacterial and hypoallergenic properties for safety and comfort.
Through the prevention of germs and bacteria, the life of medical products such as CPAP masks can be prolonged, as the build-up of bacteria and germs can cause fabric that is not of a medical-grade, to deteriorate over time and become unsanitary and uncomfortable to wear.
At Biomed, we have a longstanding partnership with ResMed to supply medical grade fabrics for their products, which have offered superior patient comfort for decades. To find out more information on our full range of medical-grade fabrics, please contact our team of Biomed medical fabrics and materials experts on (02) 9758 3855.