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Do I Need a Physiotherapy Appointment to Purchase or Have a Back Brace Fitted at Soulitude Health?

Back braces are powerful tools designed to limit the motion of the spine in cases of bone fractures, post-operative spinal fusion, and as preventative measures for further injuries1. They serve as supportive structures that help unload some weight normally placed on the lower back, reducing pressure on the spine’s joints, discs, and muscles2.

By restricting significant movements such as flexion, extension, and rotation, back braces essentially prevent the back from making harmful motions3. They come in three main categories: flexible, semi-rigid, and rigid, each used for varying degrees of pain or instability4.

When worn correctly, back braces can offer numerous benefits, including helping you stand up straighter, supporting your back, and strengthening the muscles in your back5. This can relieve stress and allow the core muscles supporting your spine to relax, enabling you to sit, lie, and move more freely6.

However, it’s crucial to understand the risks associated with purchasing a brace without proper guidance and evaluation. An ill-fitted or wrongly selected back brace can potentially worsen your condition or lead to further complications. Without professional advice, you may impede your recovery rather than aid it.

This is where physiotherapy comes into play. At Soulitude Health, we highly recommend scheduling a physiotherapy appointment before purchasing or having a back brace fitted. A physiotherapist will conduct a thorough assessment of your condition, taking into account your pain levels, range of motion, and overall health status. Based on this evaluation, they will recommend the brace best suited for your specific needs.

While concerns about time, cost, and energy associated with a physiotherapy appointment are understandable, consider the long-term benefits. An appointment with a physiotherapist ensures you get the right brace, properly fitted, to aid your recovery and prevent potential future issues.

As a physiotherapist at Soulitude Health, I can assure you that our primary goal is your well-being. We are here to guide you on your journey to recovery, ensuring that every step you take is safe, effective, and tailored to your unique needs.

So, before purchasing a back brace, please make an appointment with us. Let’s work together towards your health and wellness.


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