When it comes to choosing a back support, one of the most important considerations is finding the best fit possible. Male and female spines are fundamentally different in shape; the female spine features a greater curvature, a caudally located lordotic peak, and greater cranial peak height.1
Many back supports are designed for unisex use, meaning they aren’t always made to accommodate the natural differences in shape between men and women.
DonJoy® LadyStrap is made specifically for the female body. Fitted at the waist, with a more pronounced lumbar curvature, it’s shaped to fit a woman’s natural curves. This means women can now get the same support and targeted pain relief they expect from a DonJoy back support, but with improved comfort. And with a host of adjustable features, DonJoy LadyStrap helps provide even more precise back support.
DonJoy LadyStrap’s features
The support’s height-adjustable back pad provides additional support and compression in the back area, and can be placed at different heights to help target low back pain.
A pair of bilateral straps enables the wearer to adjust the level of compression to suit their needs; increased for activity and reduced for periods of relaxation.
Its four semi-rigid dorsal stays are curved for optimal anatomical fit and improved comfort.
The ergonomic front closure with finger loop allows for fast and simple application and adjustment. And lace fabrics create a feminine look.
These features are in addition to those that come as standard with DonJoy back supports. A lightweight, low-profile design helps make extended periods of wear
comfortable, ideal during the acute phase. Optimal thermoregulation allows air circulation under the support for enhanced breathability. And soft and comfortable materials help prevent skin irritation.
Intended use and indications
DonJoy LadyStrap is designed to provide support and stabilization of the lumbar spine and relief of low back pain. It is indicated for:
- Acute lower back pain
- Back pain prevention, return to activities
- Back sprain
- Muscular weakness
- Lumbar disc diseases (conservative treatment)
Available in two heights and five sizes, DonJoy LadyStrap fits waists from 56 to 136 cm.
- Hay, O., Dar, G., Abbas, J., Stein, D., May, H., Masharawi, Y., Peled, N., & Hershkovitz, I. (2015). The Lumbar Lordosis in Males and Females, Revisited. PloS one, 10(8), e0133685.