2455 / POSTURE CONTROL SHOULDER BRACE
The OTC 2455 posture control shoulder brace is made from comfortable, easy-to-care-for white fabric. It serves as a gentle reminder to hold the shoulders in a natural, correct posture, and to help prevent strain and fatigue. 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
• Acts as a reminder – when the shoulders slump, the underarm straps tighten to encourage correct posture
• Cloth back panel reinforced with flexible stays
• Figure-8 design for easy application & adjustment
• Adjustable non-elastic shoulder straps, well padded for comfort
• Chest encircling strap with simple buckle fastening for easy application and removal
• Latex free
Cloth back panel reinforced with flexible stays
Adjustable non-elastic shoulder straps, well padded for comfort
Chest encircling strap with simple buckle fastening for easy application and removal
How to Measure for and Apply the SHOULDER brACE
|MEASURE AROUND CHEST AT BASE OF CHEST BONE|
|X-SMALL||UP TO 26” (66 cm)|
|SMALL||27” - 32” (68.6 - 81.3 cm)|
|MEDIUM||33” - 38” (83.3 - 96.5 cm)|
|LARGE||39” - 44” (99 - 111.7 cm)|
|X-LARGE||OVER 45” (114.3 cm)|
A. Measure around chest at base of chest bone
1. For increased comfort, it is recommended that a T-shirt be worn under the support.
2. Loosen the shoulder straps and apply garment one arm at a time.
3. Fasten the chest encircling strap snugly, but not too tight.
4. Slide the shoulder strap pads to the front and underneath of the underarms.
5. Adjust the degree of support by pulling and tightening the shoulder strap in front.
6. The brace should fit snug but not uncomfortably tight (no slack, but not depressing the skin). 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