Cedar Rapids-based Wellgate is promoting 5 ways that women can prevent injury during the summer months, and they want to make sure that women understant that Wellsgate has braces that are designed for their bodies and lifestyle.
“Braces and supports meant for men can be bulky and unflattering,” said Megan Barclay, a NYC physical therapist. “Many women choose to go without rather than use braces and supports that don’t fit correctly.”
Wellgate is leading the fight to make sure that there are options available just for women with ankle, knee, and wrist supports specifically designed to fit the contours of women. Because Wellgate makes supports meant specifically for women, not only do they fit better, but they are also more comfortable and flattering to a woman’s body.
Here are five ways women can help prevent injury this summer, according to Wellsgate:
1. Brace your ankles to help prevent sprains. Ankle sprains occur when a ligament is stretched or torn. Women are more susceptible to ankle injuries, as they have narrower feet than men, and their heels – in particular – are narrower compared to the front of the foot. Women who favor high-heeled shoes must be especially careful: The higher the heel, the more unstable the ankle is likely to be. Wellgate’s Slimfit Ankle Support is designed to easily slip into a woman’s shoe. There are no seams protruding under the foot and no bunching in the elastic support around the ankle itself, making them perfect for high heels.
2. Support your knees when you go running, dancing, waterskiing, or even just walking around. Women are up to four times more likely to suffer tears of the anterior cruciate ligament in their knees. Wellgate’s lineup even includes the only knee brace made to fit plus-sized women, the Wellgate UltraLite Knee Support.
3. Use protection when typing, texting, tweeting, or playing video games. Women are 3 times more likely to develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome than men. The modern age is full of repetitive wrist activities that can certainly add up over time. Using the Wellgate Slimfist Wrist support at work or at home can help keep pressure off your wrists and let you stay in touch while helping to reduce risk of injury.
4. Use a support that fits, especially if you suffer from arthritis or other joint problems. Women are 41% more likely than men to suffer from arthritis, in addition to many other muscle and joint problems as they age. Physical therapy and exercise help to alleviate arthritis symptoms, and a brace that fits the contours of the female body helps women to exercise more safely.
5. Get gear made for women. Why use equipment made for men when women’s equipment is so readily available? Wellgate supports are available at your local Wal-Mart. Women simply have different proportions all around. Make sure to wear apparel and equipment that takes this into consideration.
“Men would certainly never wear equipment built for women,” said Barclay. “So why should women have to use equipment made for men? Wellgate products are made to fit the power of women.”
Women may have different needs than men, but they have the same demands when it comes to quality, durability, and strength in their equipment. Women never stop moving, and they need braces and supports that never stop supporting them.
Visit www.wellgateproducts.com to learn more about Wellgate products
(Source: Press Release)