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Shoulder Braces

The shoulder is one of the most complex and mobile joints in the body. It is made up of three bones which are held together by ligaments and muscles that allow a wide range of motion, making it susceptible to injury.

Shoulder braces are crucial in aiding your recovery and preventing further damage. These specialized orthopedic devices are designed to provide stability, support, and protection to the shoulder joint, allowing individuals to regain function and alleviate pain. In this article, we will tell you all you need to know about shoulder braces, exploring their benefits, the common conditions they are suitable for, and how they can be an integral part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

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Common Conditions Suitable for Shoulder Braces

  • Rotator Cuff Tears

Rotator cuff tears are injuries to the muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint. Shoulder braces designed for rotator cuff tears, like DonJoy UltraSling III provide essential support by immobilizing the shoulder and reducing strain on the injured tissues. These braces help in the healing process by preventing further tearing and promoting proper alignment.

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DonJoy UltraSling III $164.00
  • Shoulder Instability

Shoulder instability refers to excessive movement or a tendency for the shoulder joint to dislocate or partially dislocate (subluxate). Shoulder braces suitable for instability focus on stabilizing the joint and limiting excessive motion. These braces typically have adjustable straps and support panels that help hold the shoulder in place, reducing the risk of dislocation or subluxation.

  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder impingement syndrome occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff become compressed or irritated, leading to pain and limited shoulder mobility. Shoulder braces for impingement syndrome aim to relieve pressure on the affected tendons. These braces often feature cushioned straps and padding, distributing the load away from the impinged area.

  • Post-Surgical Support

After shoulder surgeries, such as rotator cuff repair or stabilization procedures, shoulder braces such as BAUERFEIND OmoTrain play a crucial role in post-surgical support. These braces are designed to immobilize the shoulder joint and protect the surgical site during the initial healing phase. They provide support, limit movement, and prevent unwanted stress on the healing tissues, promoting proper recovery and preventing complications.

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Bauerfeind OmoTrain Shoulder Brace $270.00
  • Shoulder Arthritis

Arthritis in the shoulder causes pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Shoulder braces suitable for arthritis provide gentle compression and warmth to the joint. These braces are often made of neoprene material, which helps retain heat and improve blood flow to the affected area.

  • Shoulder Tendonitis

Shoulder tendonitis refers to inflammation of the tendons in the shoulder. Braces designed for tendonitis focus on reducing strain on the inflamed tendons. They typically provide adjustable compression and support.

    • Shoulder Sprains and Strains

    Shoulder sprains and strains commonly occur due to sudden injuries or overuse. Shoulder braces suitable for sprains and strains offer stability, compression, and protection to the injured area. These braces often feature adjustable straps and breathable materials, providing a snug fit and support for sprained or strained structures.


    How Physiotherapy Helps with Shoulder Braces

    Shoulder braces can be used in conjunction with physiotherapy to help people recover from shoulder injuries. The brace can provide support and stability to the shoulder joint, which can help to reduce pain and inflammation. This can allow the person to start physiotherapy sooner, speeding up recovery. During the assessment, the physiotherapist will evaluate your shoulder condition and determine the appropriate brace for support.

    Additionally, they will educate you on brace usage and customize it for optimal alignment. They also design personalized exercises to improve shoulder strength and flexibility. As well as pain management techniques, such as manual therapy and modalities, alleviate discomfort. The psychotherapist also monitors your progress, adjusting the brace and treatment plan for optimal recovery.

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    Dan Steffens Owner & Pedorthist

    Dan Steffens

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    Location: Barrie MyoDynamic Health Physiotherapy & Orthotics

    Owner & Pedorthist

    Born and raised in Barrie, Dan is a very proud owner and founder of MyoDynamic. He has had extensive training that specializes in the manufacture and design of custom orthotics, compression stockings, custom knee braces, orthopaedic shoes, and other foot care products. Dan is dedicated to his patients rehabilitation and satisfaction at his clini... See More

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    Lauren Simonds  Pedorthist (Currently on Mat Leave)

    Lauren Simonds

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    Location: Innisfil MyoDynamic Health Physiotherapy & Orthotics

    Pedorthist (Currently on Mat Leave)

    Lauren received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University. Following graduation she completed the post-graduate diploma program in Pedorthics through the University of Western Ontario.

    As a Canadian Certified Pedorthist practicing since 2011, Lauren is determined to help people g... See More

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