2452 / POSTURE SUPPORT LIGHTWEIGHT ELASTIC
The OTC 2452 posture support is made from the finest quality beige elastic materials and services as a gentle reminder to hold the shoulders in a natural, correct posture. It is an excellent choice for the workplace to help prevent slumping shoulders and poor posture. The support is specifically designed for wear while performing highly repetitive tasks like data entry.
Indications Listed Below
• Hinged web elastic molds around body contours for a comfortable, custom fit
• Elastic straps pass over shoulders, cross in back, and fasten in front
• Wide straps provide effective support and comfortable wear – will not dig or chafe.
• Easy single hook and loop fastening and adjustment in front
• Latex free
Elastic straps pass over shoulders, cross in back, and fasten in front.
Hinged web elastic molds around body contours for a comfortable, custom fit.
How to Measure for and Apply the POSTURE SUPPORT
|MEASURE WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE|
|X-SMALL||25” - 28.5” (63 - 72 cm)|
|SMALL||28.5” - 31.5” (72 - 80 cm)|
|MEDIUM||31.5” - 35.5” (80 - 90 cm)|
|LARGE||35.5” - 39.5” (90 - 100 cm)|
|X-LARGE||39.5” - 43.5” (100 - 110 cm)|
A. Measure waist circumference
1. Drape the shoulder straps over the shoulders and allow them to dangle.
2. Fasten the lower strap around the lower part of the chest.
3. Cross the shoulder straps in back and then fasten in front.
4. Adjust the degree of support by pulling and tightening the shoulder straps in front. The brace should fit snug but not uncomfortably tight. If more support is desired, try a smaller size.
Review the accompanying chart to determine the product that best suits your needs. On the left, you will find a variety of injuries that OTC products are specifically designed to treat and prevent. On the top, you will find the product numbers of all OTC shoulder and clavicle products. If a red box is present where the column and row intersect, your injury or condition is treated/prevented by the associated product.
|Clavicle Fracture / Separation|
|Herniated Cervical Disc|
|Kyphosis / Kyphoscoliosis|
|Rotator Cuff Injury|
|Shoulder Dislocation / Instability|
|Shoulder Sprain / Strain|
|Bicep / Rotator Cuff Tendonitis|
Common Conditions of the Shoulder
Cycle through the slides below to familiarize yourself with several common conditions associated with the shoulder. The conditions described below may not be treated by the specific product listed above. Please view the above Medical Applications Chart to determine what conditions this page's associated product treats.
Rotator Cuff Injury
While an arthroscopic surgical repair to the shoulder can usually be accomplished with minimal invasion, there will be an extensive recovery period that can last for many months. The first phase can potentially last up to six weeks following surgery. Frequent application of ice will help reduce swelling. The use of an arm sling will also help with the healing process. Physical therapy might also be indicated. The second phase of recovery will last from six to twelve weeks where a limited range of arm movements will be allowed. The final phase will last from 3 to 6 months during which light but effective exercises are performed to strengthen the muscles in the arm. During this entire process an arm sling or shoulder immobilizer may be used to provide support and comfort.
Bursitis the most common cause of pain the shoulder. It is an inflammation that affects the small fluid-filled sacs – bursa – that cushion the bones and soft tissues around the shoulder joint. Bursitis often occurs near joints that perform frequent repetitive motion. Symptoms of shoulder bursitis include pain that accompanies certain movements, pain that interferes with sleep, and shooting pains that extend down the outer edge of the arm. Treatment for shoulder bursitis typically involves anti-inflammatory drugs, application of ice treatment, and resting and immobilization of joint with use of an arm sling or immobilizer.
As a general rule, shoulder injuries should not require surgical repair. But a majortear in the rotator cuff often will require surgery. While a repair usually can beaccomplished with minimal invasion with the use of an arthroscope, there will bean extensive recovery period that can last for many months. The first phase canpotentially last up to six weeks following surgery. Frequent application of ice willhelp reduce swelling. The use of an arm sling will also help with the healingprocess. Physical therapy might also be indicated. The second phase of recoverywill last from six to twelve weeks where a limited range of arm movements will beallowed. The final phase will last from 3 to 6 months during which light buteffective exercises are performed to strengthen the muscles in the arm. Duringthis entire process an arm sling or shoulder immobilizer will be used to providesupport and comfort.
The Anatomy of the Shoulder
FRONT OF THE right SHOULDER
C. Subscapularis Tendon
D. Subscapularis Muscle
Posterior OF THE right SHOULDER
B. Spine of Scapula
C. Rotator Cuff