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.
Lock the 4-Tab in place by snapping the webbing under the
locking hooks on ALL 4 SIDES
Re-check the overall fit of the GivMohr Sling and repeat if
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.
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.
Find Velcro attachments inside hand piece
Carefully detach one side of elastic at Velcro connection
Stretch or Release elastic to loosen or tighten as needed
Reattach elastic at Velcro connection
Repeat the above adjustment on the other side of the
Flexion/Extension Wrist Adjustment This adjustment
is rarely needed and should be made by a therapist.
Release both sides of Velcro
Rotate elastic position relative to Handpiece to increase
flexion or extension
Reattach elastic to Velcro
Proper Fit Checklist
After initial fitting and adjustment, check the following in standing:
Shoulder subluxation is reduced (adjust buckles if
Shoulder in neutral rotation (adjust posterior
buckle if needed)