Do you struggle to keep good posture throughout the work day, while using your phone or devices, or while driving for prolonged periods? Listen to our video and try the posture medic brace to see if it can help you achieve your goals and retrain your muscles to hole better posture and alleviate pain.
Hi this is Dana Ranahan from Body Works Sports Physiotherapy in North Vancouver and today I want to talk about a tool that you can use to help with posture. So the question to you is, do you have trouble with posture and neck pain, upper back pain, trouble staying at your computer all day or driving for long distances without getting into trouble because often we get rounded, if we’re at the computer we tend to have our chin poked forward and our shoulders round. So we get people working on exercises to try to help maintain that, but often this is quite difficult and the tool that we use in the clinic is called a Posture Medic Brace. So this is something we recommend people use at home and effectively you put it on your upper back and around your shoulders and it can help to improve your alignment. So that instead of being so forward with our head and rounded, we can be straighter. So effectively when we use this brace, what I like about it is that it’s so easy to put on, is that you can take this brace and put it around one shoulder, wrap it around from behind and usually we put these little black things in the armpit to sort of make your shoulders more comfortable and keep the mid back, that black piece between your shoulder blades and effectively now I can use this to try to help remind me to stay here. So the brace will help support me there but it’s also training my brain to try to hold my posture neutral. So this isn’t something I’d recommend you wear all day but sometimes I get people to wear for 30 minutes or an hour at work and then take it off for a period of time. So they use it intermittently to help you maintain good posture through the day and retrain your muscles. So if you have any questions or would like more information about how to improve your posture or lessen neck pain, give us a call or check out our website at www.body-works.ca