Elastic Supports and Body SuitsEffective Energy-Storing Garments.

  title={Elastic Supports and Body SuitsEffective Energy-Storing Garments.},
  author={W. H. Kirkaldy-willis and Stephen Burns and Peter D Aker},
  journal={Journal of back and musculoskeletal rehabilitation},
  volume={3 3},
The principles behind the use of lumbar supports have changed drastically in recent years. Once used for immobilization, lumbar supports and body suits are now being used to encourage mobility and return to function in low back pain patients. Modern concepts regarding the stored/strain energy of elastic garments are introduced, followed by a discussion of how body suits and elastic supports utilize these properties to assist the low back pain patient. A number of different types of elastic… CONTINUE READING

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