Posture Corrector is an external wearable device designed to correct posture problems that occur due to injuries or improper development of the spine. The posture corrector consists of a support for the back, which acts as a guide part, exerting pressure on the back and blocking its forward inclination. It also helps muscles and bones develop properly, which entails a more attractive appearance in terms of the direct position of the body.
Shoulder and abdominal straps are usually used to tighten the muscles with support for the back, shifting upward, thus, the weight of the body, especially the chest. Some correctors, on the other hand, are made of an elastic knitted fabric that puts pressure on certain muscle groups, which acts as a corset and increases the ability of the lower back muscles to support the weight of the whole body. There are also various correctors that are worn comfortably like underwear under clothing.
Why is this needed?
If you often experience pain in your neck or back, despite the absence of injuries, your muscles may be overstrained by the weight of your upper body. Such pain is often the result of a long sitting position or improper weight distribution, which is associated with your daily activities, for example, office work.
Putting the right pressure on certain points in the upper and lower back can significantly reduce the incidence of muscle pain and back pain. Using a supportive back brace on a regular basis will help develop back muscles and their ability to withstand stress, reducing the likelihood of pain by 75% after two weeks of wear. Over time, your posture will be direct, and confidence will increase significantly.
How it works?
“Curved” posture usually implies that your ability to move is severely limited by the performance of your body. Moreover, blood circulation throughout the body is slowed down due to blood vessels limited in certain places in the lower back of the back. This, in turn, leads to insufficient oxygen saturation of the body and a feeling of constant fatigue.
Basically, posture correctors are used for aesthetic reasons, such as the desire to achieve a more direct body position. At the same time, there are correctors that serve therapeutic purposes, such as relieving back pain caused by a forced sedentary lifestyle. Most people who have started wearing a posture corrector have noticed an increase in vital energy on a regular basis.
It can be noted that using a corrector has great advantages than “straightening” posture, namely, increasing confidence and energy when solving everyday tasks.
Below is a video that describes how to put on and how the posture corrector works.
Different types of posture correctors
Although the main function of the corrector is to align the spine, some correctors are used for therapeutic purposes, such as recovering from injuries and similar situations that require the corrector to wear. For some medical reasons, you may need to wear a corrector, but before that you need to consult a doctor, chiropractor or physiotherapist.
Classic Posture Corrector
Posture corrector is usually worn by people who feel the need to do something with the position in which they are standing, as most of us have a natural tendency to stoop, bending our backs with an arch. The corrector also helps to align the back, bent under the weight of the upper body, including the arms. In the place where the back bends in an arc, and a posture corrector should be worn, in order to block the back inclination.
Most posture correctors are made of durable plastic mesh that "develops" the back in the right direction. Linking body areas such as the shoulders and lower back helps to maintain weight on the upper body. Since the weight of the upper body is held by straps, the main back support “pushes” the area under the cervical vertebrae, straightening the spine.
Posture Corrector - T-shirt
A posture corrector in the form of a t-shirt is considered the most modern version of the corrector, which is easy to wear, but at the same time I provide the desired effect of posture straightening. Basically, these correctors are made of high-tech fibers with high elasticity, easily passing air.
A posture correction t-shirt is worn just like regular t-shirts. The only difference is that the corrector consists entirely of highly elastic tissue, especially in the abdominal region, which creates the effect of a corset. The pressure exerted by such tissue on the muscles of the abdominal cavity, as well as the lower back, helps to keep the back straight. However, most of the highly elastic tissue that makes up the shirt puts pressure on the back muscles.
Clavicle Support Posture Corrector
A posture corrector with clavicle support was created specifically to ease the load on the upper shoulders, especially the clavicle, to align it with the muscles of the arm. Such correctors are usually recommended for people recovering from diseases, such as fibromyalgia or similar, characterized by inflamed tendons and muscle pain in the shoulders.
Posture corrector with clavicle support blocks the movement of the shoulders, collarbone or shoulder blades to accelerate the restoration of the damaged area. It stretches the chest area, tying the shoulder area using special straps. There are several types of such correctors, but the most common is the design of the fixation system, which is located on the back. The weight of the shoulders pulled up is used to compensate for the pressure that is applied to the back to straighten the torso, while stabilizing the movement of the shoulders when recovering from an injury.
Prenatal posture fixator
The most common cause of back and neck pain in pregnant women is an increase in abdominal weight. The body weight of a pregnant woman increases by 25% by the end of pregnancy, which creates an additional burden on the back and pelvic bone.
The use of a prenatal posture fixator helps to maintain the weight of the growing abdomen, while reducing tension in the lower back. The principle of operation of such clamps differs from conventional posture correctors in that the voltage from the weight of the abdomen is transmitted from the lower back to the upper back. Most of the weight of the lower abdomen is supported by material that works like a belt.
This compensates for weight by reducing the pressure exerted by the lower back while straightening the spine. A rather interesting way to use the weight of the abdomen to straighten the back while relieving tension from the lumbar region, as well as reducing muscle pain and back pain, usually associated with weight gain during pregnancy.