What exactly is my upper back?
Your spine is divided into four parts, the cervical (your neck), the thoracic (your torso), the lumbar (your waist) and sacral (your lower hips and pelvis). The upper back is made up of the first two, extending from the base of your ribs up to the top of your neck.
Will this make my muscles weaker?
Reliance is certainly something to be wary of, but Bauerfeind have developed a range of supports to allow as much muscle movement as possible while still supporting the necessary areas. Combining brace-wearing with proper exercise and physiotherapy is your best remedy for relief and recovery.
Can I claim back on private health for these?
Depending on who your insurance provider is and what level of extras coverage you have, you may or may not be able to claim back. We can help you with your invoice and give advice to make it easier for you.
How do I take care of these products?
Virtually all of our products can be machine washed on a cold gentle cycle and air dried out of direct sunlight. Putting them on and taking them off carefully is recommended, and for specific product care, refer to the product manual or contact our friendly staff.
What is the warranty for these products?
All supports and insoles come with a 12 month warranty, and compression stockings with a 3 month warranty for any manufacturers faults. At any point if you've got issues with the product or aren't sure if something is wrong, just contact our helpful staff.
How do I know they'll fit?
Bauerfeind have an incredibly extensive sizing system for our products based off of hundreds of thousands of patient measurements. The perfect anatomic fit system we use means that the supports are designed to fit your body, not the other way around. (We also offer custom options for a range of our products for those rare few who still can't fit into our sizing range).