Wearing back support belts whenever you are called upon to do heavy lifting or engage in activities that require bending can significantly reduce the chances of suffering from a back injury. While they were once only available through physical therapists and medical suppliers, back braces are now carried at a number of different online and brick and mortal retailers. Whether you are looking for a back brace for yourself, or you are ordering bulk braces to be distributed among employees, finding high quality braces at reasonable prices is easy.
Most large drug stores now offer a few brace options. These supports are usually nylon with elastic inserts to help make the fit more snug. Velcro closures that run the width of the back support belt ensure that they will stay in place, even when the wearer is heavily exerting him or herself. Many of the drug store brands at priced at under $20, so they do not represent too large an investment. If you will be trying one for the first time, ask about the store’s return policy, so you may try a few risk free to find the most comfortable model for your frame.
Bulk ordering is best done online. Distributors of warehouse supplies are a good source of discounted braces that are designed to fit a wide variety of bodies. This will reduce the time spent measuring employees for their own brace, and will enable them to be shared between shifts. Before ordering a large number at a time, place small test orders, allowing employees to determine which are best suited for the jobs that they will be doing.
Many stores that cater to soon to be mothers carry some version of a maternity support belt. These belts offer more give in the stomach area, and may be worn under clothing without showing too much. They can reduce the amount of stress that is felt when carrying out day to day activities with the additional weight of a baby.
Back support belts will provide the lumbar support that reduces the risk of back aches which result from bending incorrectly or carrying too much weight.