Video guidance on fitting spinal collars and braces

The following videos were filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic, hence the use of face masks and PPE throughout. 

You should have been directed to the appropriate video to suit your circumstances, if you are unsure whether you should be fitting your collar or brace in a lying or sitting position or on your own or with assistance, please contact the ward that you were discharged from and ask to speak to a nurse or physiotherapist for clarification. 

If you have been advised to return to trauma clinic for collar care by healthcare professionals, these videos are NOT for your use, please attend your appointment as arranged. 

Collar care

Collar care in lying with the assistance of 1 person 

Collar care in sitting with the assistance of 1 person 

Collar care in sitting independently

Collar care for a Cerviocthoracic orthosis (CTO) in sitting with assistance

Collar care for a Cerviocthoracic orthosis (CTO) in lying with assistance

Brace care 

Brace care for an over the shoulder thoracolumbar brace in lying with the assistance of 1 person

Brace care for an over the shoulder thoracolumbar brace in sitting withe the
assistance of 1 person 

Brace care for an over the shoulder thoracolumbar brace in sitting independently

Brace care for a hyper-extension brace in sitting independently

Brace care for a California ECO brace in sitting independently 

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