Binder Basics

Are you looking for your first binder? Do you have a binder and have experienced pain or injury from improper use? Trans* Lounge is here to help unravel some of the myths and misconceptions of binder use with our exciting new series of classes called Binder Basics. In this series, we combine both class and workshop aspects to help anyone who is curious about chest binding or already wears a binder. In part 1 of the series, Binder Basics – An Introduction to Proper Binding Technique, you will get an overview on different types of chest binding as well as methods that are NOT recommended. You will have a discussion on currently accepted best practices when binding.

Wearing a binder can alleviate dysphoria and dysmorphia, but you also want to make sure you are binding safely by addressing symptoms to look out for and when to see a healthcare professional. By the end of the class, you will have a better understanding of how to bind safely. As an extra bonus, during the class session; you will have an opportunity to get your exact measurements and take home a brand-new gc2b binder!

We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that once you get your binder and have time to try it out, you come back to join us for Binder Basics: Part II – Caring for Your Binder and YOU! This is a separate class held the following week that will teach you tips, a simple routine of drills and exercises to ensure a healthy relationship with your binder.

REQUIREMENTS: You will be using measuring tapes to get accurate measurements for your binder. We recommend wearing a thin shirt or something that will not interfere with getting those measurements. Changing areas will be provided.


Dr. Kindra Woo, DC is a chiropractor in Los Angeles. She currently practices out of EVERYBODY Gym. Within the LGBTQ+ community, Dr. Woo strives to bridge the gap between manual therapy providers and apprehensive patients and is passionate about bringing accessible chiropractic care where all bodies feel welcomed. Dr. Woo specializes in neuromusculoskeletal injuries and is a firm believer that education is the best way to reduce risk for injury.

In her practice, she sees patients that are post-op gender affirming top surgery that allows her experience to guide rehabilitation. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her partner and 2 cats.