Many chiropractors, medical physicians, fitness enthusiasts, and curious internet surfers are well aware of the impact a back brace has had in the health and wellness industry. This handy tool offers a spectrum of benefits that have both emotional and physical influence. While all we have are praises for this modern garment, it is important to note that it should not be considered a permanent solution – but it can surely help you get there!
To what extent is a posture corrector useful?
The main goal of a back brace is to provide guidance and form muscle memory. By choosing a brace that is best suited to your needs, and is adjusted to the right fit, you will instantly feel a gentle pull on your shoulders. This maneuver allows your slumping physique to be nudged inwards, towards the small of your back, and thus allowing you to stand taller at a healthier angle.
If you utilize the brace consistently, you will soon learn the proper way to carry your posture and naturally shape your back. The more often you practice, the more you will ease into your new bearing and feel comfortable enough to mimic it while the brace is off.
What else can you do to achieve a permanent solution?
A guide is the first and foremost step into a healthier posture, which is why we highly recommend starting off with a simple wall test, then utilizing a back brace according to your results.
We have provided a step-by-step guide on taking a wall test in this article.
There are many little moments in our daily lives that accumulate to how healthy or poor our posture is. The way we sit, for how long we choose to sit, the way we stand idly by, the way we lift and carry things (most especially heavy ones), which position we sleep in, and much more.
By heightening your self-awareness and being more mindful about how you perform these tasks will greatly help your back health long-term and help prevent aches from reoccurring.
A huge factor into carrying yourself well is literally being able to carry yourself. This means that taking a few minutes out of your day to work on your back muscles can ensure that holding a healthy posture will come easier in the long run, and you will not easily feel tired from standing upright all the time.
Some great strengthening and flexibility exercises you can try are found in this article.
Maintenance Brace Routine
If your posture has already improved, do not throw away your brace! Keep it for times you need a quick refresher or notice a slumping habit starting to form again.
Top 4 recommended posture correctors
Modern back braces now come in different designs, colors, and sizes to cater to varying needs and preference. Below, our recommended correctors range from portable, full coverage, and embedded with magnets.