Achieving perfect posture can feel like an impossible task. Hours spent hunched over cell phones, jutting out heads to see computer screens, sitting at desks and in cars, and weight gain can all have hugely detrimental effects on how straight we stand. That doesn’t even take into consideration medical issues that are unavoidable, including scoliosis or injuries to the shoulders and back. When it comes to posture correctors, the list of people who can benefit from the back straighteners can be summarized in one word — everyone.
Posture correctors help to improve the alignment of the body by gently pulling back the shoulders and engaging the core muscles in the abdomen and lower back. Over time, wearing the posture corrector will help users develop the muscle strength and alignment necessary to stand straight all the time.
Posture correctors are designed to make users feel slightly uncomfortable since they’re having their body realigned, but it should be easy to wear the device for at least 15 minutes per day. Over time, users can lengthen the amount of time wearing their posture corrector until it’s only needed sporadically.
Alleviate pressure on your back and neck, look taller and thinner and feel better with a snug posture corrector.
1. Truweo Posture Corrector For Men And Women
Help to relieve back and shoulder pain and improve your posture with the Truweo Posture Corrector For Men And Women. The FDA-approved Truweo is a posture corrector that can be worn above or under the clothing. Adjustable to fit between a 30 to 43-inch chest, the Truweo is made with lightweight, breathable material. Starting with 20 minutes per day, users can work up to two hours of continuous wear and may begin to see improvements in their posture and core muscle strength after only two weeks. The clavicle-style brace has a ‘front-loading’ design that keeps most of the material on the back and shoulders.
Pros: The Truweo can be worn under the clothes and is latex-free, a bonus for those with allergies or sensitive skin.
Cons: Smaller users may struggle to tighten the Truweo enough to be effective.
2. Selbite Posture Corrector
For a discrete corrector that can be worn either above or under clothing, we recommend the Selbite Posture Corrector. Made with latex-free, breathable material, the Selbite is an Orthopedic posture corrector that works to pull back the shoulders and strengthen the users’ core and back muscles through repeated use over time. Selbite uses hypoallergenic material that shouldn’t aggravate the skin and has extra padding on the shoulders.
Pros: The Selbite has the largest size range on our list and can be adjusted between a 25 and a 53-inch chest. The corrector can be adjusted by pulling on the straps on the front of the brace.
Cons: The Selbite should only be worn for 20 to 30 minutes at a time. Smaller users may struggle to tighten the corrector to an appropriate position.
3. FlexGuard Support Posture Corrector
Stand tall with the FlexGuard Support Posture Corrector. The FlexGuard is made with breathable material and can be easily adjusted to achieve the correct fit using straps on the front of the corrector. FlexGuard offers their corrector in two sizes and with the correct fit, it may help users reduce their shoulder and back pain, strengthen their spine, and open their chest. The FlexGuard comes with shoulder pads for an added level of comfort while it teaches your back to move into alignment,
Pros: FlexGuard includes its posture guide with each purchase. The book offers exercises to help strengthen back muscles, stress relief techniques and a guide on how to set up an ergonomically sound office.
Cons: The FlexGuard is too bulky to be worn under clothing.
4. Marakym Posture Corrector
Improve your posture quickly and easily with the Marakym Posture Corrector. The affordable posture corrector helps to stop users from slouching and hunching by gently pulling the shoulders back and strengthening the core muscles needed to stand up straight. Made from breathable and durable neoprene, the clavicle brace includes long straps for adjustment between 28 and 48-inch chests and comes with kinesiology tape to help provide extra support if necessary.
Pros: The Marakym comes with a cinch top tote bag that makes it easy to travel with the posture corrector and safely store it when not in use.
Cons: The Marakym contains latex and isn’t appropriate for people with latex allergies. The straps that adjust the corrector are located in the back and may be difficult for some users to reach.