I was asked to review this posture corrector which can be purchased on Amazon for £15.99.
As you can see from the front (the photo isn’t me by the way, just in case you were wondering,) it looks rather like a back pack.
At the back you have the straps and a small fabric disc that sits in the middle of your shoulder blades.
As you can see, it’s quite unobtrusive and can be worn over or under your clothes.
What is a Posture Corrector?
ELIMINATES SHOULDER, NECK & BACK PAIN – Slumped shoulders due to bad posture and hunching over can cause upper back pain. Incorrect posture and alignment can create muscular imbalances, which can lead to further imbalances below the upper body. Treating the pain with the Calibre Posture Corrector will noticeably reduce discomfort.
CORRECTS POSTURE – Calibre Posture Corrector will counteract your tendencies to round your shoulders and hunch over. Even just 15-30 minutes a day can help alleviate your muscles to get you back on track to having the natural posture you strive for.
BENEFITS LONG TERM – Having good posture allows your muscles to work more efficiently, your body will then use less energy therefore, preventing muscle fatigue. It also helps prevent muscle strain, overuse disorders, and even back and muscular pain.
FULL ADJUSTABLE DESIGN – With Adjustable straps the Calibre Posture Corrector will ensure the most comfortable fit for all. The discreet design will fit snugly over or under your shirt while offering you comfortable support.
HIGH QUALITY PREMIUM DESIGN – From soft shoulder lining to the adjustable straps we use the highest quality lightweight materials, ensuring that the Calibre Posture Corrector will last long into the future.
I’m a sloucher! I always have been, even my Mum used to moan about my ’round shoulders’ from slouching all the time. For some people, correct posture doesn’t come naturally.
Now, I know that the posture issues are hereditary in our family, four out of seven of us have round shoulders, and two have spinal issues. Bad posture can cause all sorts of issues and back pain.
I have tried things like this posture corrector in the past but not had much success so I was a bit dubious that it would work.
At first I found it difficult to put on, it’s just a strap after all. It comes in a simple package with a single sheet of instruction. It tells you that you put it on like a back pack and the disc goes in the middle of your back. Then you tighten it to fit.
It also comes with these extra protector straps added on by velcro. I first had these on my shoulders, but soon found out they were for more comfort under my arm pits.
How to Use
It took me a little while but now I can use my corrector easily. First I undo the straps, then put it on like a back pack. I adjust the protectors to fit under my arm pits and ensure the disc is in the middle of my back. Then I tighten the straps as far as is comfortable, and then a little more. It needs to be fairly tight for you to feel the benefit.
Straight away your shoulders feel like they are being pulled back, but it’s not uncomfortable. You can still move as usual. Your body is being pulled into it’s correct position, so although it may feel strange at first, it doesn’t last.
My Personal Opinion
I used the corrector daily for a couple of hours for a week. The first thing I noticed was that my back pain eased a lot, especially the aching I get in between the back of my shoulder blades. It was also making me hold my spine straighter and I felt more comfortable in my sitting position. I was able to move around and do all the usual things I do.
I wore the corrector over a t-shirt and on colder days I was able to pop my cardi or jumper over the top. It’s barely noticeable from the front and if you wear black, even less noticeable.
I found it comfortable and easy to wear. After my initial confusion of how to use it I soon found it real easy to put on and take off.
I have experienced less back pain and I know my posture is better while wearing it. With continued use I am hoping that my body will adapt to this improved posture without the corrector.
I was sent this posture corrector to review, but I can highly recommend it to anyone with bad posture, prone to slouching and back pain sufferers.