Having good posture is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It helps keep your body flexible and avoids neck and back pain. Sometimes people don’t even know they have bad posture until it is too late. Thankfully, bad posture is correctable with posture aids. Here are some posture aids you may want to consider if you have bad posture:
Baseline® Posture Evaluators
If you have bad posture, the first place you want to start is evaluating how bad your posture is. When you go to your physician, they may pull out a Baseline® Posture Evaluator. This handy instrument provides precise and repeatable posture alignment measurements. Your physician will simply use the angle pointer to find and measure your alignment. They also may pair it with a grip and a protractor. This tool is one of the most accurate and convenient methods of evaluating posture rather than just using a grid alone.
CanDo® Back Stretcher
The CanDo® Back Stretcher can do more than just stretch your back muscles. It can also correct posture by mimicking the natural curve of your spine. It is a great tool for spinal decompression, lower back pain, and sciatica pain relief. Simply recline on the CanDo® Back Stretcher and lie there for five-minute intervals, twice a day, as it supports the back and muscles. Stretching your back on this posture aid daily will help you improve your posture and relieve any discomforts caused by poor posture.
CanDo® Sitting Wedge
If you are someone who sits in a car or office all day, then you might want to consider the CanDo® Sitting Wedge for posture support. Ideally your seat should have a slight downwards slope, however you may have a chair that is not adjustable or even slopes in the opposite direction. Sitting in a non-adjustable chair or one that can lean back for multiple hours will encourage you to slouch. Using the CanDo® Sitting Wedge will help open the angle between your torso and upper leg and create a better sitting surface. Just be sure to sit up on them, because no wedge will magically make you sit with perfect posture.
These are just a few posture aids you may want to look into. There are a lot of posture aids out there, but these are highly recommended because they are both efficient and effective at correcting poor posture.
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