Here’s What Posture Corrector You Should Choose

Today, I’m here with Dr. Derek Nielsen of Kaizen Physical Therapy and we’re going to explain exactly what you need to know about posture correctors and which one you should choose.

If you’re looking for help with your posture, it’s probably because of back or neck pain, right? You’ve probably been told that posture is the real problem. Well, from our point of view, posture doesn’t really matter. There are many research studies that conclude that “good” and “bad” posture are not clearly defined, and also that posture itself does not cause pain.

The way to change how you feel is to continually move and use your body. You have to do the hard work. There’s not one device out there that’s going to magically fix you or your posture and save you from years of pain and agony. It’s probably not what you wanted to hear, but it’s the truth.

Here’s the problem with posture correctors: If you don’t use the muscles in order to keep you upright, they end up getting weaker. Over time, with a device holding you up, it leads to increased symptoms down the road.

Usually, the real cause is that your body needs more variability. Usually, it’s something not working like it should.

Remember, it’s not bad posture. There’s not a “bad posture.” There’s lack of variable postures. We know that even if someone had “perfect” posture, staying in that posture for 8+ hours a day would lead to pain. You have to move your body to its full range of motion. That’s why when we look at our patients, we take them through a full body movement assessment.

If you do want to get a posture corrector and are reading this to figure out which type to get, just pick one. Choose the one that resonates with you best, but don’t be hesitant to seek out help too.

If you think you have poor posture and it is causing you pain, click here to give us a call. We can chat about how to get you moving better and back to the things you love to do!

About The Author

Aaron LeBauer

Dr. Aaron LeBauer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. He owns LeBauer Physical Therapy, LLC, with his wife Andra, in Greensboro, N.C. He has been helping active people stay fit, active and healthy without medications, injections or surgery since 1999. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Elon University in 2008. Dr. LeBauer graduated from Duke University in 1996 with a B.A. in History and moved to San Francisco where he studied Massage Therapy and Health Education at the National Holistic Institute. He has specialized in Myofascial Release since 2000 and is an Instructor with the John F. Barnes MFR Seminars. A native of Greensboro, Dr. LeBauer returned in 2005 to continue the third generation of LeBauers as health care professionals in Greensboro. Dr. LeBauer helps weekend warriors, high level athletes, desk jockeys, students, children and anyone with pain, stiffness return to the activities the love without expensive imaging, pain medications, injections or surgery. He specializes in treating people with chronic conditions, pain and injuries which have not responded to traditional treatments and therapies with the goal of helping patients have less pain, move better and feel wonderful in their bodies. Dr. LeBauer also helps other physical therapists start and grow successful cash-based physical therapy practices. He has developed an online training course that describes in detail how to start a small private practice, along with his marketing secrets and strategy. He is currently available for recorded telephone and video coaching sessions, email support, on-site visits and speaking engagements. Contact him for more information, rates and services.. Dr. LeBauer enjoys riding one of his vintage Vespa and Lambretta scooters or his bicycle to work. He has raced bicycles since high school and as a category 1 amateur throughout the United States. He was based out of Northern California and North Carolina and spent a very memorable summer racing in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. He enjoys working in his garden and has an edible landscape including pears, apples, scuppernogs (native muscadine grapes), raspberries, blueberries, figs, various seasonal vegetables and shiitake mushrooms. He has two beautiful daughters and an amazing wife.

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