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Initial Fitting and Adjustment, Proper Fit Checklist, Donning Instructions

Follow the directions below or click here for demonstration and education videos.
Need help determining the right size sling? Click here for our Sizing Guide.

You can also find instructions on the white insert that comes with every sling. Lost your insert? Follow the links below for another copy:

Initial Fitting and Adjustment

Initial fitting by PT or OT is recommended to ensure proper fit.

  1. Initial Fitting IllustrationsOrient sling on a flat surface with Blue Stripe (inside) up
     
  2. Place uninvolved arm through the shoulder loop
     
  3. Lay sling across back and drape anterior strap over involved shoulder
     
  4. Position 4-Tab low on back between shoulder blades
     
  5. Position hand into Handpiece
     
  6. Locate Elbow Strap horizontally 1� below elbow
     
  7. Adjust both straps at buckles to reduce subluxation
     
  8. Slide Axillary (Arm Pit) Pad to a comfortable position
     
  9. Reposition 4-Tab for optimum comfort and function
     
  10. Lock 4-Tab (recommended)
     
  11. Adjust Handpiece (if needed)
     
  12. Adjust posterior strap to bring shoulder into neutral rotation

 

Locking the 4 Tab Buckle for Optimal Fit (Recommended)

  1. Correctly position GivMohr Sling (see Initial Fitting above)
     
  2. Position the UNLOCKED 4-Tab for optimum comfort and function. AVOID placing 4-Tab on base of the neck. Greater comfort is typically achieved with the 4-Tab located low on the back (about the level of the bottom of the shoulder blade). ALTERNATE POSITION: Locate the 4-Tab over the lower half of the shoulder blade of the involved shoulder. AVOID placement over any boney prominence.
     
  3. Lock the 4-Tab in place by snapping the webbing under the locking hooks on ALL 4 SIDES
     
  4. Re-check the overall fit of the GivMohr Sling and repeat if needed

Locking Illustrations

Occasionally, lower 4-Tab position can be achieved by shifting webbing from front to back (see below). To do this, move anterior buckle toward the 4-Tab, work the extra webbing through the 4-Tab, around uninvolved axilla (readjust axillary pad position) and through the 4-Tab again toward the posterior buckle. The 4-Tab can then be moved lower on the back. This adjustment can also be used to relocate the anterior buckle.

Shifting Webbing Illustration

 

Handpiece Adjustment Instructions (Optional)

For best results, these adjustments should be made by a therapist

Hand Opening Adjustment
(to accommodate girth/size of hand and position of wrist cross)
Optimal wrist control is achieved when wrist cross is directly over the wrist joint.

  1. Handpiece Adjustment IllustrationsFind Velcro attachments inside hand piece
     
  2. Carefully detach one side of elastic at Velcro connection
     
  3. Stretch or Release elastic to loosen or tighten as needed
     
  4. Reattach elastic at Velcro connection
     
  5. Repeat the above adjustment on the other side of the Handpiece

Flexion/Extension Wrist Adjustment
This adjustment is rarely needed and should be made by a therapist.

  1. Release both sides of Velcro
     
  2. Rotate elastic position relative to Handpiece to increase flexion or extension
     
  3. Reattach elastic to Velcro

 

 

 

 

Proper Fit Checklist

After initial fitting and adjustment, check the following in standing:

  • Shoulder subluxation is reduced
       (adjust buckles if needed)
     
  • Shoulder in neutral rotation
       (adjust posterior buckle if needed)
     
  • 4-Tab optimally positioned and locked
       (see instructions above)
     
  • Axillary Pad in a comfortable position
     
  • Elbow in less than 30 degrees of flexion
     
  • Elbow Strap positioned 1" below elbow and horizontal
     
  • Wrist Cross centered over wrist
       (see instructions above)
     
  • Handpiece position accommodates contour of hand
     
  • Blue Stripe against body
     
  • PRECAUTIONS:
    • Thumb web space for skin breakdown
    • Dorsal hand swelling

 

Donning Instructions

Once fitted by therapist with 4-Tab Buckle secured, no further adjustment should be needed.

  1. Initial Fitting IllustrationsOrient sling on a flat surface with Blue Stripe (inside) up
     
  2. Place uninvolved arm through the shoulder loop
     
  3. Lay sling across back and drape anterior strap over involved shoulder
     
  4. Check 4-Tab Position and adjust if necessary
     
  5. Position hand into Handpiece and allow arm to hang by side
     
  6. Locate Elbow Strap horizontally 1� below elbow
    When doffing sling, remove sling from elbow first
     
  7. Check Strap Positions and adjust at buckles to reduce subluxation if necessary
     
  8. Check Axillary (Arm Pit) Pad position and adjust for comfort if necessary

With training and practice, many clients are able to don and doff the sling independently.

 

 

Demonstration and Education Videos

Donning the GivMohr Sling (alone)

Donning a Properly Fitted GivMohr Sling (with assistance)

Initial Fitting of the GivMohr Sling (with your therapist)

Adjusting and Locking the GivMohr Sling 4-Tab

What is Shoulder Subluxation and How Does the GivMohr Sling Help?

Adjusting the Arm into Neutral Rotation

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