How to Wear a Back Support

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A back support can help alleviate pain and relieve physical stress. Learn how to wear a back support with help from a doctor in this free video clip.

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Hi I'm Tara Pollak, physical therapist at "Evolution Physical Therapy" here to teach you how to wear a back support. Now a general back support will look like this. It's usually cloth based and has Velcro straps. I'm going to demonstrate on Shante where to put the brace so Shante as you're facing me I'm going to put the back brace around you. What you want to do is find your iliac crests or the sides of your pelvis and that's where the brace is going to want to go around. So coming around to your low back, the sides of your pelvis and then you're going to go ahead and latch the Velcro right in front. Now in this back brace we also have some extra support at the sides so I'm going to have Shante take those and pull them forward towards me and then put the Velcro down. This adds just a little extra support and pressure to the back brace. Now wear your back brace as instructed by your physician or your skilled physical therapist. I'm Tara and this is how to wear a back support.

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