Thuasne Townsend Shoulder Sling
Playing contact sports like football and hockey can cause shoulder instability and a myriad of other issues. Upper extremity injuries are painful enough, but when you don't have the correct support to immobilise and protect the area this can lead to further pain and re-injury. The Thuasne Townsend Shoulder Sling immobilises and protects your shoulder and arm so the injury heals properly.
Who Can Make Gains with the Townsend Sling?
Upper extremity injuries are caused by a number of different issues, including the excessive overhead motions performed in the following sports:
- Bowling in cricket
- Pitching in baseball
By immobilising the area, the Thuasne Townsend Sling helps support your shoulder while it heals so you can recover properly. However, not only is it important to immobilise your arm and shoulder, but it's also integral that you perform light exercises when your physician says you're ready. An exercise ball is also included to help strengthen your arm to its original strength so you can fully recover from the injury.
Key Features and Benefits
- Provides positional support and immobilisation
- Sling is made from breathable fabric
- Helps the injury heal properly
- Universal left or right abduction pillow
- Adjustable padded strap for further support
- Can be worn for long periods of time
- Exercise ball included to strengthen arm
- Helps you avoid re-injury and further pain
- Available in two different sizes
Indications for the Townsend Shoulder Immobiliser
The Thuasne Townsend can be used for the following conditions:
- Upper extremity injury
- Upper extremity surgery
Sizing of the Thuasne Shoulder Sling
The Townsend Shoulder Sling is available in two different sizes so you can get proper support. To find out which size you need, measure the length between the fold of your elbow and the base of your fingers and then check the table below.
|Size ||Forearm length (cm) |
|Small / Medium ||Up to 36cm |
|Large / Extra Large ||Over 36cm |
As you will likely have to wear the Shoulder Sling for long periods of time while you recover, the Townsend uses breathable fabric. This improves air circulation in the area so it can breathe properly. The sling also has an adjustable padded strap for improved user comfort.