Orthopedic Soft Goods Promote Healing & Provide Mobility
Patients in your medical, chiropractic or physical therapy office need orthopedic soft goods to stabilize injured limbs and spines and to help prevent future injuries. Stock up on back and neck supports to limit movement and pain and to help correct patients' posture. Walkers provide mobility for patients who might otherwise be wheelchair-bound. Keep plenty of wrist and foot splints and supports available to ease pain and provide support for repetitive-motion injuries.
Walkers and Walker Accessories
Patients with limited mobility often welcome the suggestion that they use a walker because of the freedom it allows them. Point your patients to easily maneuverable models that have locking brakes for safety, plus baskets and pouches for convenience. Cleverly designed attachments can add platforms to walkers to provide patients with greater versatility of use. Heavy-duty bariatric walkers can accommodate your patients who weigh up to 500 pounds, with pushbuttons to help with maneuvering and extra strength to support standing for long periods. A folding hemi-walker is lightweight and stable, but as flexible as walking with a cane and easy to store.
Lumbar, Cervical and Back Supports
Patients with a history of back problems are always seeking help for their pain, and those who work physically active jobs may want to prevent back damage. Help them all out by keeping a wide variety of lumbar and back supports available for your physicians, chiropractors and physical therapists to dispense. Back supports with removable stays provide flexibility and comfort, and ventilated supports provide both abdominal and lower-back support to encourage excellent posture, especially when lifting and carrying. Cervical collars are a vital piece of orthopedic equipment for any patient who's suffering from severe neck pain. Help those recovering from whiplash and other injuries receive the support they require by stocking up on comfortable foam cervical collars that hold the neck and head stable. Look for models that are hand-washable and use hook-and-loop fasteners to fit each patient precisely, and keep them on hand in multiple sizes to fit all your patients.
Arm and Leg Braces and Supports
Patients with plantar fasciitis are likely to appreciate supports that keep the plantar fascia in a stretched position while sleeping to facilitate healing and reduce overall inflammation in the region. Keep plenty of fiber tape on hand for therapy and rehab situations; tapes with longitudinal stretch provide pain relief and help keep circulation healthy. If your clinic sees patients coping with carpal tunnel syndrome or wrist and hand injuries, keep a supply of wrist splints on hand. Ambidextrous splints with palm spoons that are removable and easy to shape give you versatility while providing the needed stability and compression. Small, wraparound wrist supports made of neoprene provide needed heat to the injured area as well, and double-strap wrist supports provide relief and prevent injuries for your patients who work in factories and warehouses in jobs that require repetitive motion.