Procare Clinical Shoulder Immobiliser
Monday, 10 June 2013 | Naomi
Welcome to Health and Care, my name's Paul and today I'm going to be talking about this, the Procare Clinical Shoulder Immobiliser.
So, first of all I'm going to be talking about what the Clinical Shoulder Immobiliser is used for, then I'm going to be talking about a few of the features of the sling including what it's made from and how to wash it. And finally I'm going to show you how to measure your arm to get the right size sling and I'll be putting the sling on, showing you from scratch how to put the Procare Clinical Shoulder Immobiliser on your arm and around your waist.
The Procare Clinical Shoulder Immobiliser is a durable, hard-wearing and also very comfortable shoulder immobiliser. It's designed to prevent shoulder rotation so it supports and immobilises the shoulder joint and the elbow joint but always consult a medical practitioner to ensure you've got the right sling for your particular injury.
So let's talk about some of the main features of the Procare Clinical Shoulder Immobiliser. As you can see from the colour of the sling, it's black. Now this may sound silly but it's incredibly rare to find a black sling anywhere, so it makes the Procare Clinical Shoulder Immobiliser ideal for work and also those smart occasions. As you can see from the design of the sling, it's a deep pocket arm immobilisation sling, my arm is resting in there and it's very comfortable indeed. The polycotton material means that it is breathable, comfortable and very durable.
There are two main straps on the Procare Clinical Shoulder Immobiliser. The first strap is this which is the shoulder strap. The second strap is this which is just going around my waist and that's the immobilisation strap, that keeps the arm close to the body. Both straps have got velcro all the way across them. The shoulder strap has got an additional pad just here for comfort so it makes it ideal to rest on the neck or the shoulder for long periods of time.
You can easily adjust both of these straps, that's the great thing. So they've got veclro here and all I need to do is undo it to change the elevation of the arm at the drop of a hat, it's very straight forward. The same is true of the waist immobilisation strap just here. Washing the Procare Clinical Shoulder Immobiliser couldn't be easier. Simply hand wash in mild soapy water, rinse thoroughly and air dry it's as simple as that.
So, I've taken the Procare Clinical Shoulder Immobiliser off my arm to show you two things. The first thing is how to measure your arm to get the right size sling for you and the second things is how to put the sling on from scratch so lets do the easy part first. The measurement that you need to take is from the tip of you elbow to the base of your little finger, that's the crucial measurement. Then you need to go to our website which is www.healthandcare.co.uk and compare your size to the sizing table on the sling page. This will give you the right size sling for your requirements.
When the sling arrives with you it comes in 3 main parts. The first part is the envelope and this is where your arm is going to be resting when you're wearing the sling. I'm going to be showing you how to put the sling on your left arm today, but if you're putting the sling on your right arm, simply switch the envelope around and follow the same instructions. The other parts that you'll receive are the straps. The first strap is the waist strap. This is a very simple strap. It's got velcro on one side and its smooth on the other. There is another strap which is the shoulder strap and you can tell the difference between the two straps because this strap has got a pad on it which is the neck pad or the shoulder pad that's going to make it a little bit more comfortable when you're wearing the sling.
The best way I've found for putting the sling together is to start with the waist strap first and then work on the shoulder strap and I'll demonstrate how to do that right now. First of all take the envelope as you're going to be wearing it so I'm wearing it on my left arm today and that means that the rings are going to be closer to my wrist and the strange shaped clips are going to be closer to my elbow. I'm going to attached first of all the waist immobilisation strap to the lower of these two clips. So I'm going to take the waist immobilisation strap first and the best thing to do is to have the strap so the velcro is facing the sky. That way when you have the sling arranged like this and you're putting it through this clip just here, the second clip (the lower clip). The velcro is facing the sky and you can simply thread it through with the bowed side up facing the sky as well and just thread that through that clip and thread it over back onto itself and it will stick because the whole thing is velcro. As you can see that's now attached and its very secure.
I then put on the shoulder strap. I then put on the shoulder strap with once again the clip facing the sky and velcro facing the sky and the way that you're threading is not that way towards the arm but away from the elbow to the left in this case so I'm going to thread it straight through and then doubling it back on itself.