February 5, 2015 — Mammagard Orthotics have been designed and developed over the last four years and are now available in the U.S. for the first time to address the longstanding clinical need to provide protection and comfort for patients’ breasts.
Female patients in clinical and manual therapy settings often report breast discomfort or pain when undergoing prone treatment techniques. This is particularly important in women with surgically altered or abnormal breast structures such as fibrous or cystic changes.
Mammagard Orthotic devices provide a system of protecting breasts from compression and discomfort allowing for pain-free treatment. Multiple sizing and hardness options allow for flexibility in breast cup size and the amount of protection required by individual patient variation.
Practitioners no longer have to fumble with ad hoc pillows, towels, bolsters, tables, or cumbersome body pillows, which offer minimal patient positioning variation to address this complaint.
Mammagard Orthotics are scientifically proven to protect against mechanical displacement and improve comfort. The peer-reviewed journal article in Chiropractic and Manual Therapies supports the efficacy of the products and their clinical importance in all prone environments.
The study concluded that the newly developed orthosis significantly reduced pain, mechanical pressure, and breast tissue displacement in women with augmented and natural breast tissue when lying prone.
Patient clinical and therapeutic outcomes can be significantly improved by using the devices. They not only ensure patient experiences are enhanced by providing increased comfort, but outcomes also can be improved while potentially providing risk management assistance against possible mechanical trauma to patient breast structures.
The device has assisted healthcare practitioners in locations throughout Australia and is now being introduced across the U.S., specifically in the chiropractic, physical therapy, and manual therapy realms.
Mammagard’s ability to provide a comfortable experience has assisted physical therapist Mark Jans from Melbourne, Australia in carrying out more treatment options. “Mammagard Orthotics have improved the clinical experience of my female clients, allowing prone treatment and procedures that I would have been unable to perform,” he says.
John Kaloger, a chiropractor in Ringwood, Australia and owner of Eastern Sports and Spinal has found that Mammagard puts his patients at ease and allows for a more effective adjustment. “Prone thoracic manipulation has totally changed,” he says. “There is no hard ‘end-feel’ as the mammagard protects my female patients breast structures, and they do not brace themselves as I am about to adjust. They are not scared of the squashing and discomfort of their breasts that used to occur in prone techniques.”