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The Posture Medic is an effective and easy-to-use posture correcting brace that prevents slouching. It could be best described as a hybrid exerciser that can be used to correct poor posture by retraining the core muscles.
The Posture Medic was formally known as the “Posture Perfector” but has been renamed as the” Posture Medic” in recent times.
Using the Posture Medic for a short and simple 10 minute stretching and strengthening program can improve your range of motion and upper body strength, and can help you straighten up and stand tall naturally.
Posture Medic allows you to target both the Tonic Muscles and Phasic muscles which are responsible for good posture.
Need for it
Bad posture can cause shifts on your spinal bones, pressure on your nerves and discs and tension on your muscles.
It oftentimes leads to Neck pains, Back pains, Headaches, Fatigue, Lack of energy, Muscles tension and tightness, Limited mobility and Spinal degeneration/arthritis.
Posture Medic: Usage
Critics have argued that posture support systems that perform the function of your muscles do cause such core muscles to actually weaken since the body no longer uses certain muscle groups.
But, posture medic takes a different approach in its method in correcting bad posture, in that it employs a three-step process to strengthen one’s core muscle group while focusing on both the Postural muscles and the Phasic muscles.
The tonic or postural muscles are located around the spinal areas and are primarily responsible for maintaining posture, while the phasic muscles are used to create and promote movement: both types working together to help us maintain good posture.
Thus, by wearing the Posture Medic, you can retrain your body to maintain the ideal postural position, i.e head up, straighter neck and back, an open chest, shoulders back and down
Functions of the Posture Medic
Posture Medic, without being altered can be used to stretch, strengthen, and stabilize the muscles of the body.
The medic can be used to perform various kinds of stretches. Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or tendon (or muscle group) is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscle’s felt elasticity and achieve a comfortable muscle tone.
The result is a feeling of increased muscle control, flexibility, and range of motion. Stretching is also used therapeutically to alleviate cramps (Wikipedia).
Furthermore, the posture medic device can be converted into a resistance band that can be turned into a workout machine that can strengthen the Phasic muscles.
Also, as a Stabilizing device, the elastic bands provide resistance to pull the shoulders back when worn. This serves as a reminder to the wearer to maintain good posture.
The manufacturer of the posture medic provides a 4-week program that lays everything out for a user. It specifies how many times to perform the exercises each day, and more.
Taken into consideration the fact that everyone’s level of activity is different, the makers of the posture medic took this into consideration while designing the program.
Thus, one is able to choose a program based on one’s activity level: either as inactive, active, or athletic. The athletic program is the most intense.
When choosing a device that is right for you, one has to consider physical size and level of activity.
The Posturemedic comes in five different sizes of x-small, small, medium, large and x-large. The manufacturer provided a sizing chart that takes into consideration one’s weight and height.
There is a regular strength or plus strength for the various sizes. The regular strength uses a thin resistance band with less resistance and is easier to use. It is best suited for inactive or active users.
The plus strength will be the best option for the athletic type. It is constructed using a thicker band which results in more resistance.
With 5 sizes and 2 strengths, you should have a total of 10 different options to choose from. Each one is color-coded for Convenience, so you can be assured that you are choosing the correct device for yourself.
There are lots of products that are being sold in stores and online, ranging from posture supports and resistance trainers to biofeedback shirts.
With so many to choose from, finding one that delivers can be challenging.
While most available posture correcting systems focus exclusively on providing neck and shoulder support without the use of exercise, the Posture Medic, on the other hand, has incorporated an exercise program into their system.
This strengthens the Phasic and Tonic muscles, resulting in long-lasting good posture.
Trainers and health teachers has suggested that since decent posture brace will sell For the same price as the posture medic, why not choose a device that can also be used for exercising?
The posture medic has been found to be extremely effective when it comes to both exercising and holding the shoulders back into a good posture position.
Its pros include:
Lightweight & portable, Well constructed, Versatile (It’s not only used as a posture brace but also a piece of exercise equipment), Created by an experienced personal trainer who understands how weak muscles affect posture, reasonably priced in comparison to other posture correcting systems, plus the device simply works!
Its cons are:
You will get a latex smell on your hands while handling the device. Be sure to wash after handling. Also, it is difficult to conceal under clothing, but you only got to wear it one and a half hours or so each day.