Why should you use a Posture Corrector Kit?

Are you looking to improve your posture? A posture corrector kit might be just the thing you need. It can be hard to maintain good posture throughout the day. It’s easy to slip back into a slouching position, especially when sitting at a desk all day focusing on your work.

Why having good posture is important

Not having correct posture can impact you more than you might think. It can negatively affect your body and even mental health. Here are some of the issues that come with having poor posture:

  • Back pain is the most common issue to come with poor posture, especially in the lower back. But back pain isn’t the only thing, shoulder and neck issues come up a lot. A lot of tension is put on the back when slouching.
  • Lack of motivation and energy.
  • Headaches
  • Rounded shoulders
  • Disrupted digestion
  • Poor circulation
  • Misaligned spine

For more tips on how to improve your posture look at our blog post 5 tips to correct your posture.

Something else to consider when trying to improve posture is: are you sitting correctly at your desk and is your workstation set up correctly. Your workstation is your desk, chair, computer and computer accessories such as keyboard and mouse. If your workstation isn’t set up correctly it can cause discomfort, back pain and poor posture.

If you’re unsure that your workstation is set up correctly, take a DSE assessment. A DSE assessment helps to find risks or potential risks with your set up. Our 99p DSE assessment is a quickly and easy, just go through and answer all the questions and the risks will be identified, once you know the issues with your workstation you can make the adjustments or changes to improve your set up. These are also useful for assessing your home office as the assessment can be taken online.

If you’d like to find out more about DSE assessments, you might find this blog post useful: Everything you need to know about DSE

What is a Posture corrector kit?

The kit is made up of three useful pieces of equipment that makes maintaining your posture much easier. They all work together to combat poor posture and give you great results.

We’ve put together a series of videos where Chiropractor Mike Cassidy-Hogg explains the posture kit and demonstrates how to use each piece of equipment. In this video Mike gives a brief introduction to the kit.

What comes inside the kit:

  • A shoulder brace
  • A resistance band
  • A peanut ball

The posture corrector

A shoulder brace helps to gently pull back the shoulders and encourage proper alignment. It stops you from slouching over when you’re sitting, standing, and walking.  It reminds the body how to keep good posture.

Mike guides us through how to correctly put on and wear the shoulder brace in the video below.

The resistance band

Using the shoulder brace alone won’t give you the desired results you want. Our back muscles are often weak, especially if your job is working on a computer, your back muscles aren’t ever getting a workout when you are sitting down and typing on a computer all day. To improve posture, you must train your muscles and strengthen them. Weak back muscles mean your shoulders will fall forward and you’ll find yourself slipping into a slouching position. The stronger your back and shoulders are the easier it is to hold your posture.

In this video Mike shows us how to strengthen our back muscles with the resistance band.

The peanut ball

The peanut ball helps to stretch out tight back and shoulder muscles. Hunching over all the time might make your back and shoulder muscles tight, straightening your back and sitting up properly might be uncomfortable if these muscles are tight. The peanut ball helps to loosen the muscles and prepare them. You might be wondering how to use the peanut ball; you can perform exercises and stretches with the peanut ball placed underneath your back and shoulders.

Mike goes through a few different exercises with the peanut ball, levels 1-2 are the most easy and comfortable exercises whereas levels 3+ are a bit more difficult and you might experience some discomfort. Using the peanut ball is a fantastic way of releasing tension in the back.

Exercises level 1 and 2 require you to stand up with your back to a wall and place the peanut ball between your back and the wall and lean into the ball.

Exercises level 3+ require you to lay down with the peanut ball under you[pp1] r back. So, make sure you have a small area where you can lay on the floor for these exercises.

Using all three of these together can really help to improve posture gradually and safely.

To figure out what size you’ll need, measure around your chest. Whichever size listed below is closest to your measurements is the correct size for you.

  • Small: 81-92cm (32-36″)
  • Medium: 94-111cm (36-43″)
  • Large: 111-120cm (44-47″)

Using all three of these together can really help to improve posture gradually and safely.

Some of our other blog posts that you might find useful:

If you have any more questions about the posture corrector kit or DSE assessments, please contact us by phone on 0330 332 0880 or email enquiries@posturepeople.co.uk.

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