Photograph by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott; styled by Alex White; W magazine September 2008.
A Boston brace is a form of thoracolumbosacral orthosis (TLSO). It is the most commonly used back brace in the United States. It is a symmetrical brace. It corrects curvature by pushing with small pads placed against the ribs, which are also used for rotational correction (here it tends to be slightly less successful, however).
These pads are usually placed in the back corners of the brace so that the body is thrust forward against the brace’s front, which acts to hold the body upright. The brace opens to the back, and usually runs from just above a chair’s seat (when a person is seated) to around shoulder-blade height. Because of this, it is not particularly useful in correcting very high curves. It also does not correct hip misalignment, as it uses the hips as a base point. This brace is typically worn 20–23 hours a day.
Turn Around Don’t Drown, or TADD for short, is a NOAA National Weather Service campaign used to educate people about the hazards of driving a vehicle or walking through flood waters.
This year is the 10th anniversary of the TADD program. Hundreds of signs depicting the message have been erected at low water crossings during the past decade. The phrase “Turn Around Don’t Drown” has become a catchphrase in the media, classroom, and even at home. It’s one thing to see or hear the phrase, and another to put it into practice.
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Five months post-op physio today, I had the entire month of April to build up the strength and improve balance, hopefully this physio session would allow them to gauge the progress. Like I’ve said before, no matter how hard you work, a physio needs a moment to pinpoint your weakness and get your muscles quivering in a scarily short amount of time. This was no different, five sets of ten single leg bridging and hamstring curls with the med ball was just warm up. A rope ladder was laid out and I got to put the legs through some more active movements for the first time in a long while. Quick steps, left to right, forward and back, small jumps and hops, had the body moving in a way that was strangely comforting.
The knee felt strong and stable and that equals confidence. Yeh there was a few hesitations with the kneehab xp as I’ve not done anything like this in months but that rescinded quickly as the memory and movement came back.
Next few weeks its daily glutes and hammies, the quads are doing very well thanks to the bike. Next stop is appointment with the consultant to confirm things are on track and running and more dynamic actions are ready to start in month six.