A shoulder brace is a wearable device used to support the shoulder and provide compression around the tissues and tendons around it. There are different types of braces for different purposes. For example, a posture corrector brace pulls your shoulders for better alignment.
Shoulder braces range from lightweight neoprene vests to durable slings. Using a shoulder support brace decreases the risk of dislocation by limiting the movement of the shoulders.
When Do You Need a Shoulder Brace?
Shoulder braces are generally used to provide support and reduce discomfort. Other conditions where a shoulder brace can greatly help include:
- Faster recovery
- Prevents further injury
- Provides compression
- Helps in different stages of the
- rehabilitation process
- Strengthens the shoulders
Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of a Shoulder Brace?
We recommend checking with your insurance provider to determine whether shoulder braces are included in your health plan, or what stipulations are included. Pathway Physiotherapy will help you fill out the forms and provide any required documentation to your insurance provider.