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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. This leads to increased bone fragility and risk of fracture (broken bones), particularly of the hip, spine, wrist and shoulder.

Spinomed® Back brace for osteoporosis therapy

Back orthosis for vertebral extension in osteoporosis and strengthening of the core musculature

Spinomed is a back brace. The product is exclusively to be used for the orthotic fitting of the spine and only on intact skin.

Product benefits

  • Belt system and back support cause activation by triggering biofeedback
  • Increase in mobility by enhancing muscle strength
  • Reduction of kyphosis from osteoporosis
  • Reduction of pain

How does it work?/Mode of action

When you wear the Spinomed, your back muscles will be activated. As a result, your upper body will be gently straightened, countering the curvature of the spine which is typical of osteoporosis. The Spinomed stimulates the body’s own muscle resources. The back splint will have been individually adjusted by your orthopaedic technician. Together with the straps, the brace supports your muscles in holding your shoulders back and straightening your upper body. You will still be able to freely move your shoulders and arms as well as breathe unhindered. If the brace has been optimally adjusted, it can reduce pain and increase day-to-day mobility.

Osteoporosis

Urban Poling

Did you know that there are over 140 independent studies that identify the benefits of specialized walking poles? These benefits include improved core strength, posture, balance, improved confidence for walking; reduced impact on hips and knees and increased endurance!

In addition to the many health benefits of walking with poles, use of the unique ACTIVATOR poles provide superior support when walking by encouraging proper posture, better balance and overall improved stability. Importantly, the use of these poles has been shown to remove some of the impact and stress away from knees and hips (further studies submitted for publication). The specialized ACTIVATOR poles and technique, designed by an occupational therapist, build walking-tolerance and confidence following hip or knee surgery, promoting an easier transition from the rehab clinic to an active post-rehabilitation lifestyle.

I had a knee replacement and the poles have given me the confidence to go out in all kinds of weather and kept me from being housebound because of the pain and mobility issues. The ACTIVATOR poles gave me a workout, better balance and a way to take some of the pressure of my painful knee compared to a cane. I absolutely love my poles!

– Sandra Birdsell”