2441 / TECH-EZ POSTURE BRACE
The new model TECH-EZ posture brace helps prevent the development of abnormal spinal curvatures from poor posture associated with extensive “screen time” on electronic devices, either for work or leisure activity. TECH-EZ is the most effective way of prevent slouching and the long-term pain often resulting from it. It pulls the shoulders back and straightens the spine. With correct posture, spinal pressure on discs is relieved, helping to reduce pain. TECH-EZ can also be worn effectively to prevent the development of a kyphotic spinal curvature in mature individuals. For petite individuals it might serve as a substitute for a bulky thoraco-lumbar brace.
Indications Listed Below
• Tapered and layered front panel wrap comfortably around the abdomen
• Non-abrasive fastening and adjustment provides a comfortable custom fit
• Shoulder straps criss-cross in back, fasten in front
• LATEX FREE
CRISS-CROSS SHOULDER STRAPS
Shoulder straps criss-cross in back, fasten in front. Non-abrasive fastening and adjustment provides a comfortable custom fit.
LAYERED PANEL WRAP
Tapered and layered front panel wrap comfortably around the abdomen.
HOW TO MEASURE FOR AND APPLY THE TECH-EZ POSTURE BRACE
|MEASURE WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE|
|X-SMALL||24” - 28” (60.9 - 71.1 cm)|
|SMALL||28” - 32” (71.1 - 81.3 cm)|
|MEDIUM||32” - 36” (81.3 - 91.4 cm)|
|LARGE||36” - 40” (91.4 - 101.6 cm)|
|X-LARGE||40” - 44” (101.6 - 111.8 cm)|
|2X-LARGE||44” - 48” (111.8 - 121.9 cm)|
A. Measure around the waist
1. Drape straps over shoulders and let remain dangling.
2. Wrap binder around abdomen, then fasten and adjust for comfort.
3. Adjust padding along shoulder straps to position them comfortably under the arms.
4. Criss-cross the shoulder straps in back and then fasten in front.
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
Rotator cuff injury – sprain or strain – is a common source of pain and functional disability. Symptoms can vary from occasional mild shoulder pain with full motion to constant and severe pain with complete loss of function. The rotator cuff can also be subject to tears. The tears themselves are mostly anterior, because this is the weakest point of their tendonous attachments. Treatment varies depending on the degree of the tear. It can range from medication and rest to surgical repair and immobilization by means of a brace or sling.
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.
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.
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