Athletic Arm Sling

Treatments, Rehabilitation, and Recovery
Kianas Dad
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Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by Kianas Dad » Mon May 11, 2009 11:08 pm

My daughter is in need of a sling for cheerleading. Anyone used this type of sling for that type of activity?

Dan
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Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:08 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: Injured 5/11/86, had just turned 18 yrs old
Evulsed C5-T1
Intercostal into Bicep 10/86
Location: Los Angeles
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Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by Dan » Mon May 11, 2009 11:36 pm

Not cheerleading specifically, but I am sure it would work well for the type of movement. Depending on the colors, we could match her outfit.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Dan

racerboy
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Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by racerboy » Tue May 12, 2009 12:08 pm

Hi Dan-
I definitely want to invest in one of your slings as the standard one given to me post-surgery really pulls on my left (uninjured) neck/trap. Can you design it so my right hand/forearm remains mobile/free?

Thanks,
Frank

Kianas Dad
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Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by Kianas Dad » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:55 pm

Dan,

My daughter LOVES the sling. She said it was nice to focus on what she was doing instead of worrying about her arm. I am not sure what a hurkie (sp) is... but she said it helped in all her jumps. She ran with it 2 miles yesterday. Her running posture was MUCH better. Nice job on this sling :) We look forward to seeing you in July.

Roger

MW
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Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: LTBPI, Feb 2009, hit by truck while on a run. Free muscle transfer at Mayo Clinic 6 months later.
Location: Chicago, IL

Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by MW » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:20 pm

@Dan -- I just discovered this forum and the UBPN. Glad to see so many folks don't let their injury limit them. I'm a distance runner (prefer 10K up to 1/2 marathon), and I was hit by a vehicle on a run, leaving me w/ severe BP injury. Right now I am recovering from a reconstructive surgery at Mayo, but once I'm out pf my cast I'll be ordering one of your slings!

@Robin and everyone- I have a road bike that I'm trying to figure out how to use again. I don't have any hand or finger movement on left side... suggestions on how to modify the bike? Thanks!

Dan
Posts: 170
Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:08 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: Injured 5/11/86, had just turned 18 yrs old
Evulsed C5-T1
Intercostal into Bicep 10/86
Location: Los Angeles
Contact:

Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by Dan » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:23 pm

Hi Roger,

So glad Kiana likes the sling and looking forward to meeting you when you come out to Los Angeles, maybe we can go for a run as well as getting her a sling that matches her cheerleading outfit.


Hi MW,

I hope your recovery goes well and no, this injury does not need to slow you down. Would love to chat when you have time and we can help you with a sling.

I am going to start another thread for the biking question because I know there are lots of different ways to set up your bike.

Dan

trimommy
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Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by trimommy » Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:44 pm

hi MW!
just saw your post. dan would be the one to talk with about your bike. i do have some hand function so i have my bike set up differently. cant move around and in and out of aero, but i can shift.
who did you see at mayo? i was just out there in may to follow up with entire team and Dr. Elhassan.

ill be out in chicago in august for the chicago triathlon. maybe you can come out and we can do a short run together.
good luck with your recovery. Dan's sling is amazing. without it i wouldnt be able to do what im doing!!!!!

cheers,
Robin

MW
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Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: LTBPI, Feb 2009, hit by truck while on a run. Free muscle transfer at Mayo Clinic 6 months later.
Location: Chicago, IL

Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by MW » Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:28 pm

Hi Robin!
Your success with doing endurance events gives me a lot of hope about my condition. Running is one of the few things that helps alleviate my BPI pain, at least for a little while.

I saw Dr Shin, Spinner, Bishop, and Bengston. Dr Bengston told me that he had a female triathlete BPI patient that had found an amazing athletic sling but he couldn't remember where she found it. Maybe that was you? I would definitely like to meet up for a run if you're in the Chicago area, just drop me an email.

I just got my cast off, so measurements are coming your way Dan!

trimommy
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Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by trimommy » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:33 pm

Hi MW!
yes, that was me. i sent Dr. Bengston Dan's info and Dan forwarded him the link to the info. that may have been after you met with him.
how are you feeling with the cast off?
yes, running, biking and swimming help control the pain, but for just a little while. my pain has been really bad lately. im guessing it is the unsettled weather we've been having for the past 2 months!!
i will be in chicago the weekend of aug. 29th, so hopefully you will be ready for a little jog.
good luck with recovery!
Robin

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OzzyJohn
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Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by OzzyJohn » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:00 am

Dan - My sling arrived today and I've put it straight to work, it fits very well and has lots of adjustment to make it really comfortable. The whole process from measuring to delivery in Australia was only a couple of weeks - great service.

Will post pics soon.

Cheers John

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