Posture Brace, Exercises and Correction
Article by Alex Clarke
Posture Braces, Supports & Taping
Good posture can be retrained with the use of a posture brace, posture support, posture exercises or even posture taping.
Posture braces can address poor control in the lower back or in the mid to upper back and shoulders during the initial phase when you have no or little postural awareness.
As your posture improves with your posture exercises to address muscle strength and endurance you can transition from a heavy to lower support posture brace. Further weaning to kinesiology postural taping may be taken to help achieve the final transition to perfect posture without a posture brace or posture taping.
You'll find a wide selection of the various posture braces, supports and posture taping options available on the webpage below.
Quick Posture Correction Links
Posture taping provides an excellent method to wean you from a medium or heavier support posture brace back to normal. Postural taping is recommended in situations when your posture correction requirements is minimal and you simply need a short-term reminder. Kinesiology taping is particularly effective.
Upper back and shoulder posture braces are perfect for the provision of postural support and feedback during the initial stages of postural retraining. One major problem that these postural braces help to rectify is the poor awareness associated with longstanding postural habits.
Wearing a posture brace for just a few hours a day can assist your body to understand the feeling associated with normal posture.
Specialised posture braces can provide you with either a vibration or audible reminder to improve your posture quickly.
Lower back posture braces are perfect for the provision of postural support and feedback during the initial stages of postural retraining. Good posture starts from the base. When you are sitting an upright lower spine with a slight inward curve can be achieved with a posture brace or a passive sitting cushion.
One major problem that these postural braces help to rectify is the poor awareness associated with longstanding postural habits. Wearing a posture brace for just a few hours a day can assist your body to understand the feeling associated with normal posture.
More info: Lower Back Posture Brace
Your sitting posture can be assisted by the provision of passive postural aids to encourage a normal posture as your postural muscles strengthen.
Good postural muscle endurance is required to achieve a normal upright posture for hours on end. Posture support devices may be used as a weaning or a posture slouching prevention strategy in the short or long-term
Good posture starts from the base. When you are sitting an upright lower spine with a slight inward curve can be achieved with a passive sitting cushion or device.
Using a Swiss Ball as a Chair
Swiss balls are not only good for exercise programs but they can also be effective in helping to retrain your postural muscles simply while sitting.
How to use a Swiss Ball for Good Sitting Posture
Spine Mobilisation Equipment
A stiff spine can make it hard to achieve good posture. Your physiotherapist is the perfect health professional to address your specific areas of stiffness in the clinic. You can also help yourself at home using some simple but effective home spine mobility equipment.
Electronic Postural Muscle Retraining
Electronic muscle stimulation (EMS) may help you to strengthen weak postural muscles. There are several theories on how EMS may assist muscle strengthening.
More info: Electronic Muscle Stimulators (EMS)
Good posture starts with a good night's sleep. A comfortable and supportive pillow and mattress are the key to your best sleep and support for your neck and spine.
More info: Pillows
Normal Foot Posture
Standing posture starts at your feet. If you have poor foot posture the sustained stresses and strains will affect your bones and muscles above your feet as your day or sports event progresses.
More Info: Orthotics
More info: Active Foot Posture Correction
Posture Treatment Options
If you need posture correction advice, please contact your physiotherapist.
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