One of the best ways to reinforce treatments and reduce dependence on therapies is to become mindful of posture and strengthen the muscles of the back and neck. We have had countless success stories using the posture medic system and shoulder posture brace.
Reduce pain in your back and neck
Increase blood flow to and from the heart
Reduce blood pressure and increase circulation
Improve breathing and diaphragm function
Open throat and windpipe
Reduce stress on lower and upper back
Increase range of motion
Improve nerve signals from the spine
Reduce fatigue and positively impact sleep
Promote proper growth development in children
Reduce dizziness, headaches and “pins & needles”
Reduce the risk of osteoarthritis and other types of joint damage
The Posture Medic Brace is a system for
Improving your posture requires strengthening weak muscles, stretching tight muscles and retraining your body on where you are in space and what it feels like to be in a more aligned position. By incorporating a system for all of these three key components you can greatly improve your posture and therefore your confidence and health.
The posture medic is a robust posture brace that is not designed for continual use – rather it is designed to be worn 2-4 times a day on top of clothes for 20-35 minutes at a time. Ideally – while you are using a computer. Using it in bursts means you train yourself to be aware of your posture – rather than depending on it to pull you up.
You use the brace to perform specific strengthening exercises in sets over the course of the day, gradually increasing the amount of sets and repetition. This focuses on strengthening weak muscles in the mid back, helping to bring your posture into better alignment.
The brace is also used to perform sets of stretches each day to increase flexibility and range of motion, this is an essential part of improving posture. Your brace comes with an instruction manual, we will check you have the right size and show you how to use your brace. We will also add you to a short email program to help you get the most out of your brace.
*The instruction manual suggests 3 sessions of 15 minutes per day in the first week and has a progression that we advise you to follow. NEVER WEAR YOUR BRACE FOR LONGER THAN 45 minutes – you’ll potentially bruise your shoulders and be unable to wear the brace comfortably.
Not if you wear it for the recommended time frame. 20-30 minutes 3-4 times per day.
*Taken from posture medic manual with permission.
Kinesiology taping is the application of a thin, elastic, cotton tape to reduce stress on injuries and assist with inflammatory conditions. K-Taping can be used to temporarily reinforce a posture or position or to assist with lymphatic return.
Rocktape (https://rocktape.com.au)is a leading brand of Kinesio tape and the product we choose for our taping.
Pricing: taping is an additional $10 as part of a Remedial or Myotherapy Treatment.
Take it off immediately if the tape is itchy, painful or feels noticeable in any way. Your therapist will tell you what to look out for. If you ignore these symptoms – you may get a blister which can take time to recover. We advise people to monitor their tape daily. As a general rule, fair skinned individuals shouldn’t leave tape on for more than two days. Blistered skin should have an antiseptic applied immediately.
Your therapist will determine what skin type and how reactive you are. We use hypo allergenic ROcktape – one of the highest quality kinesio tapes in the world. If you don’t feel itchy, sore or notice the tape – it’s probably ok to keep on for up to a week. But your therapist will look at your skin and risk factors first.
Yes, there is a Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large and we have a weight and height chart to make sure you have the correct size for you.
It will feel a bit uncomfortable at first as it moves your shoulders into a better position and this will feel unfamiliar. After a few minutes you adjust. You must not wear the brace for more than 45 minutes as this will potentially bruise your shoulders. The instruction manual outlines how long and how often to put the brace on.