The lumbar muscles are a set of muscles located in the lower back. Along with the abdominal, they play an important role in supporting the spine and the posture of the torso. It is important to take care of the lumbar region, a vulnerable area of the body, which is heavily used in our movements and supports a heavy load.
What is a Lumbar Belt?
A lumbar belt is a piece of muscle equipment that supports and protects your lower back. The compression provided by the lumbar belt helps prevent and reduce the risk of injury. What’s more, the permanent heat maintained by the belt in this area allows the muscles to rest. In addition to its compressive role, a good lumbar belt should be comfortable and should allow you a certain freedom of movement: we recommend you choose such types made of a material that wicks away perspiration such as the Aptonia lumbar belts. Before making your choice, we also recommend you to consult a doctor.
The Preventive (or proprioceptive) Lumbar Belt
This proprioceptive lumbar belt plays a real preventive role. It exerts a compression on your lower back muscles to provide a better spatial understanding of them because it makes your brain more aware of their spatial position. Ideal when resuming an activity, its action as a “postural reminder” helps reduce bad posture when taking part in sport. In such cases, we recommend the Aptonia S100 lumbar belt.
The Flexible Lumbar Belt
Having a proper supporting role, the flexible lumbar belt reduces the risk of injury to your lower back. It combines a pre-formed back brace and hand loops that facilitate its positioning and adjustment. For this type of support, we recommend the Aptonia S200 lumbar belt.
The Rigid Lumbar Belt
The rigid lumbar belt acts as a guide to your posture. Provided with two rip-tab straps to adjust its tightness, it provides more sustained compression exactly where you want it. To provide this double rear tightening facility that’s adjustable to meet your particular requirements for support, we recommend the Aptonia S300 lumbar belt.
How to Choose the Right Size Lumbar Belt
To work out your lumbar belt size, take a flexible tape measure, put it around your waist 5 cm above the hips, and measure the circumference. If the measurement is between:
65 and 85 cm: choose size 1
85 and 115 cm: choose size 2
115 and 140 cm: choose size 3
This information is provided for general information purposes only and in no case replaces a medical consultation. For increased safety, seek your doctor’s advice before use