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Doctor insights on: Ab Toner Belt

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What is a bumper belt?

What is a bumper belt?

Bumper belt: As its name implies it is a device that fits around you and is worn around your chest while you sleep to make you sleep on your side. The shape never changes so that it can fit around your chest without being tight. It is often used to keep you from snoring. ...Read more

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Squeezing pain in back just below belt line?

Squeezing pain in back just below belt line?

Spine nerve irritate: You may have over use these muscles or that there is the spinal nerve root irritation. Do not perform exercises that cause you more pain. Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins and needles, numbness, burning, shooting and sharp pains. If the pain is due to nerve irritation with predominant muscle spas. ...Read more

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How would a pt perform a wheelchair transfer using a gait belt?

How would a pt  perform a wheelchair transfer using a gait belt?

Gait belt = safety: There are many techniques to help a person with debility transfer from/to a wheelchair. It really depends on the level of debility and the amount of help you require. A paraplegic patient may not be able to assist much and may require a slide board where as a hemiplegic may be able to stand pivot with assist. The gait belt is primarily for safety. It allows a steady grip hold while assisting. ...Read more

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Do those belts that have electrical impulses really help in slimming down whatever area u put it on? Plz b honest!

Do those belts that have electrical impulses really help in slimming down whatever area u put it on? Plz b honest!

No, not at all: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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How can we wear the hernia belt?

Directions: Read the directions. There are many types of hernias, and support garments. While the support garments may make you feel better, they will not keep the hernia from becoming worse. See your primary care provider or a general surgeon for an exam and advice. Hope this helps! ...Read more