Helping Hands Medical Supply is a full service Home Medical Equipment and Supplies provider. We service numerous Hospice and Home care agencies throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania. We are a BOC accredited provider and have worked hard to build Patient and Provider satisfaction, we consistently average annually at least a 95% or better Patient Survey Satisfaction. Helping Hands Medical Supply is a family owned company, who believes in treating our patients, the way we would like our family to be treated.
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If you've recently injured a part of your body that you use every day, then you've come to the right place! Helping Hands Medical Supply has the solutions you need to help with pain and limit use without affecting every day living for both minor and severe injuries!
Orthopedic braces are used to relieve weight off injured areas as well as limit mobility to ensure proper healing can occur. While ideally the best case would be to rest the injured area consistently, our team understands that many of us must keep going. We offer a wide variety of back and ankle braces, wrist braces, knee braces, and much more. Take a look at our online products for a variety of comfortable, high-quality orthopedic braces for any type of injury!
Stepping on an uneven crack on the sidewalk is all it takes to roll or twist an ankle. Icing, heating, and resting are some of the best treatments for a recently injured ankle. An ankle brace is recommended for those who don't have the time to ensure proper healing. Ankle braces are fitted garments worn around the ankle to protect it from reoccurring injury and immobilization while in the healing process. They immobilize the joint while providing heat and compression to the bones to cater to the recovery process. We offer many types of ankle braces for all conditions and sizes! Browse online for ankle braces!
Another part of your body that plays a significant role in every day living are your Wrist Braces hands. Injuring a wrist is one of the most inconvenient injuries because of the amount of use our hands get. However, similar to ankle braces, wrist braces were designed to allow users to continue to use their hands without re-injuring the wrist. As a garment worn around the wrist for protection during extensive use, the healing process can continue on schedule. Wrist braces are often used during rehabilitation processes to speed up the recovery. Using compression and heat, wrist braces protect and cater to the bones and ligaments around the wrist. This way, the wrist can heal correctly. If you or a loved one has recently injured a wrist, then check out our online inventory of wrist braces today!
Helping Hands Medical Supply also offers braces for knee injuries as well! Whether you've recently tweaked a knee from a wrong step or severely injured your knee from athletic sports, knee braces are a key component to ensuring a proper recovery. Knee braces are also used as pre-injury treatment!
Many wear knee braces during athletic sports or high-impact activities to help support the knee and prevent injury from occurring from the beginning. Similar to both ankle and wrist braces, knee braces keep compression and heat on the bones and surrounding joints while limiting mobility for proper healing. With many to choose from, take a look at our knee braces!
Back Braces For Reliable Support and Stability
Back support braces are ideal if you experience back pain, instability or abdominal weakness. Made with lightweight, breathable materials, and can be easily worn under clothing for all day comfort and support. Our spinal low-back braces are easy to fit, comfortable to wear, and easy to take on and off. We offer a variety of back braces to our patients.
How To Order
If you have additional questions, please call us at 1-800-960-6419. A professional patient service representative will answer your questions right over the phone. Or if you like, we can mail / email additional information to you!
ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM PAIN? WE CAN HELP!
If you have Medicare OR Private Insurance, you may receive your own Pain Relieving Medical Brace at little to No out of pocket cost. If you qualify, we’ll promptly take care of all Medicare paperwork for you, and your brace will be delivered straight to your door (free shipping) . We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the process, our friendly accredited representatives are standing by.
*** Your physician, medical professional and insurance carrier concerning your medical necessity for these types of products must be contacted. We do not guarantee coverage as this is determined upon verification of your insurance. Medicare is one of the many insurance types accepted. Orders must be approved as medically necessary by your doctor. Little or no cost with primary and supplemental insurance, and co pays, and deductibles may apply. ****
Medical Equipment Joint Stabilization
The goal of the stability/mobility phase is to “develop postural stability throughout the kinetic chain without compromising mobility at any point in the chain” Which boils down to… the parts that should be stable are stable, and the parts that move should move correctly which leads to postural stability. Once we have that stability we can start teaching you how to move your body.
Joint Mobility is defined as: the degree to which an articulation (where two bones meet) is allowed to move before being restricted by surrounding tissues (ligaments/tendons/muscles etc.) otherwise known as the range of uninhibited movement around a joint.
Joint Stability is defined as: the ability to maintain or control joint movement or position. Stability is achieved by the coordinating actions of surrounding tissues and the neuromuscular system.
Lumbar spine needs to be stable.
Pelvis needs to be mobile – There is a lot of attachments and action happening there, we want this joint to move freely
Thoracic spine needs to be mobile – consider that you’ve got shoulder attachments, clavicle, ribs etc. attaching into this area, and think about all the movement that comes from our upper back/shoulder/chest area. This is thoracic mobility; it’s also a big component in developing and maintaining good posture.
Scapulothoracic joint needs to be stable – this is where the scapula attaches to the thorax, it isn’t a joint so much as a spot where the two meet, but if it is stable then it means our scapula don’t wing out and they work properly
Glenohumeral needs to be mobile – this is the connection between your shoulder and your arm. Think about all the things this joint has to do, then think about frozen shoulder syndrome - where people can’t move their arm around because of restrictions in the tissues there (including muscle tightness)
Moving out to the distal extremities there are varying degrees of mobility and stability based on which joint you are dealing with
Once the body parts are stable in the right spots and mobile in the right spots, we can teach the body to move and balance as a whole (static balance). Don’t forget that all joints demonstrate varying levels of stability and mobility, but they tend to favor one over the other – depending on their role in the body.
If you’ve got questions, contact an us at 1-800-960-6419.