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Shoulder Brace: Best Practices for Measurement and Fitting

 

A well-designed, carefully fitted shoulder brace can mean the difference between effective performance and season-ending subluxations or dislocations for many athletes.

But, no matter how well designed, a brace is only as effective as the measurements on which it is based.

After years of success with the Cadlow™ Shoulder Stabilizer, we’ve found the best fit is created when the following measurements (in inches) are provided:

Waist
Height
Bicep
Chest

The patient’s weight and gender are also useful in assuring the correct fit of any shoulder brace. With all of the information in hand, the matching stabilizer can be provided, normally in sizes ranging from small to extra-large.

Once the unit is delivered, an initial fitting by a qualified healthcare provider is critical to ensure the proper results. The caregiver should assemble and fit the shoulder brace while the patient is wearing all of the components and has his or her arm resting at the side.

For optimal effectiveness, the athlete should gradually increase activity until two or three hours of usage can be managed without significant pain or fatigue. Additionally, periodic adjustments to the shoulder brace will allow the patient to achieve the greatest amount of stability and rehabilitation.

Our experience with the Cadlow Shoulder Stabilizer proves that a well-fitted shoulder brace, supported by proper care and maintenance, can provide considerable benefits for your patients suffering from occasional dislocations or chronic subluxations.

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