Shoulder supports, also called shoulder immobilizers, are medical devices that help the shoulder area by supporting the joint and muscles through load sharing. Different styles of shoulder supports are available depending on the need and goal for immobilizing it. Some are simple arm slings, while others are elaborate harnesses that wrap around the entire shoulder, arm and torso area. Clavicle and posture braces are other types of supports designed specifically for those areas, as well.
Green Lane Physiotherapy & Wellness is offer a comprehensive selection of shoulder supports and braces made from the right materials. A few of the most common shoulder injuries include strains or sprains, torn rotators cuff, dislocated shoulder or shoulder instability.
Shoulder injuries can happen on impact while you’re playing sports or have an accidental fall. If you feel pain in your shoulder, start by resting and immobilizing your shoulder with a brace or sling. A shoulder brace will help give your shoulder extra support while helping minimize the movement while you seek medical advice or begin your recovery.
Why Use Shoulder Braces?
Our shoulder braces provide effective immobilization of the arm during the treatment of a variety of shoulder injuries. It allows the arm to be fixed in a neutral or slightly abducted shoulder position. Applying the brace is simple and can easily be done by patients themselves. Each fixation point is individually adjustable. This ensures an optimal fit for the patient, without straining the shoulders or neck.
Neoprene shoulder supports and straps are perfect where less support is required. The support and compression enhances proprioception and provides reassurance without restricting shoulder movement. The neoprene also creates therapeutic heat to ease pain and relive muscle spasms around the shoulder.