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PostureMedicPosture Medic is specifically designed to help you overcome your poor posture habits and retrain your body to stand up straight with our easy Stretch – Strengthen – Stabilize program.

Using the Posture Medic for our short and simple 10 minute stretch and strengthen program improves your range of motion and upper body strength. This lets you straighten up and stand tall naturally. Then, by wearing the Posture Medic as a dynamic brace, you retrain your body to maintain the ideal position; head up, straighter neck & back, an open chest, and shoulders back & down. You’ll feel the difference in just one use.

  • Most users experience immediate improvements towards a healthier posture
  • The Posture Medic is designed to help you no matter what your current activity level
  • The Posture Medic comes in Original and Plus Strength with 4 sizes in each Strength
  • The Posture Medic is available to purchase online or use Where To Buy to find a dealer near you

*Available in all sizes.  Please contact us for more information or to book a health assessment for poor posture (see posture facts below).

Posture Facts Poor posture

Poor Posture

  1. What poor posture generally looks like
    • Slumped over
    • Rounded, curved or elevated shoulders
    • Pushed-forward head position
    • A forward tilting of the hips
    • An increase in the curve of the lumbar spine

     

  2. Possible effects of poor posture
    • Chronic muscle tension
    • Neck-related headaches
    • Lower back pain
    • Muscle fatigue
    • Muscle tightness in neck or shoulders
    • Restricted breathing

     

  3. Who is at risk?
    • Frequent computer users
    • People who hold a phone to their ear for prolonged periods of time
    • People who carry backpacks or heavy bags
    • Truck, public transport drivers and frequent car drivers
    • People who are overweight
    • Assembly workers
    • People with musculoskeletal disorders such as sciatica, fibromyalgia, scoliosis and degenerative disc disease

     

  4. Causes
    • Repetitive motion without frequent breaks
    • Sustained immobile posture for long periods of time
    • Non-ergonomic workstations
    • Non-ergonomic shoes such as high-heels
    • Computer usage where slouched, hunched, sitting cross-legged or with legs curled under seat.
    • Over-use of some muscles compared to others
    • Incorrectly lifting heavy objects
    • Musculoskeletal disorders
    • Vehicle seat not properly positioned

     

  5. Impacts
    • Can impede lung expansion resulting in less oxygen
    • Spinal dysfunction
    • Joint degeneration
    • Disk degeneration
    • Weight increase in certain areas
    • Metabolic imbalance
    • Poor posture can appear as negative body language or low self-confidence
    • When sitting in a crunched position, your vicera (intestines) are folded up which may promote constipation
    • Lethargy
    • Joint stiffness
    • Sudden spasmodic pain in the major muscles and joints
    • Weakness in muscle strength
    • Decrease in free joint movements
    • Prolonged sitting, especially with legs crossed can increase spider/varicose veins and decreases circulation to the lower legs
    • Sitting with knees strongly bent (ex: legs under you) causes significant strain on the knee joint tissue that strongly correlates with the development of pain over time

NOTES

– In sitting, there is no one ideal posture nor should one posture be sustained. Healthy sitting is best thought of as an active, not static phenomenon.

– If you have a painful chronic condition that impacts your posture, the use of a device and techniques to counteract posture imbalances may help reduce the duration and extent of each occurrence.

 *Sources from http://posturemedic.com/