The Compressor SI Belt
Binders & Supports, Sacroiliac Support Belts
The Compressor SI BeltSKU: OPTP-67xx
$45.63 – $54.13
A uniquely designed sacroiliac belt, The Com-PressorTM allows pelvic support positioning to be customized to the patient’s needs. Non-returnable.
Web ID: 578
What is The Compressor SI Belt?
The Com-Pressor™ SI Belt is a superior pelvic compression belt that helps promote pelvic and core stability during retraining of impaired lumbo-pelvic core muscles that may develop from pregnancy, surgery, sprains and more.
What does The Compressor SI Belt do?
Developed by Diane Lee, PT, the patented Com-Pressor SI Belt allows both the location and level of compression to be easily adjusted around the pelvic girdle using individually applied elastic compression bands. The user places the inelastic belt on first and, then, the support bands can be applied exactly where support is needed. For example, Diane Lee performs a test where she compresses the pelvis in different positions and has the patient lift each leg. Once determining which compression positions yielded the best results, the bands can be placed in those exact spots for personalized relief.
The Com-Pressor pelvic belt is ideal for a number of lumbo-pelvic conditions, from postpartum women to those recovering from injuries such as groin strains, lower abdominal strains, sacroiliac joint instability, hernia, osteitis pubis or impaired core muscle function. It helps restore a functional corset of pelvic compression allowing confident and comfortable core muscle re-training and strengthening.
Non-slip comfort assures user compliance and maximum results, and the low profile design allows patients to wear The Com-Pressor under clothing without unsightly bulkiness. Each Com-Pressor includes one inelastic belt, four elastic compression straps and an instruction booklet; replacement straps are available separately. This product contains latex.
What are the SI Joints?
The SI joints—located on either side of the base of the spine—connect the spine to the pelvis. Were it not for these joints, or SI joint as they are commonly called, you wouldn’t be able to stand or walk. The job of the SI joint is to stabilize the pelvis, as well as serve as a shock absorber between the weight-bearing forces of motion of the lower body and the spine.
The SI joint has to move in order for the pelvis to tilt and rotate, but its range of motion is meant to be very limited. Strong ligaments help keep the joint in proper alignment and prevent excessive movement when walking, running, or simply standing. Although these ligaments keep motion in check, they stretch just enough so that the joint can carry out its complex combinations of rotating, sliding or tilting during weight-bearing activities. When the ligaments fail to provide adequate support, destabilization of the SI joint and pelvis can occur.