How to Find the Best Posture Back Brace for Women
Great, healthy posture is about looking straighter and more balanced. Healthy posture means that you will have less pain, greater wellness and more confidence. Your strength and flexibility is based on a foundation of good posture. The health impacts from bad posture are significant. In fact, its been shown that healthy posture is linked to longevity and mortality(1)!
Deciding you are ready to improve your posture is the first step. The next step is to find the best posture back brace. In order to answer the question “How to find the best posture back brace for women”, PosturePossible sought the insight of leading posture brace suppliers and everyday women wanting to improve their posture. From our research we selected the top 7 “must have” in selecting the best brace. You can also check out the list of Posture Braces for Women.
#1 Does it Work
This came in close to being second. There are great companies putting a tremendous amount of effort to create a effective product. These companies prove that their product works because they tested it! There are also many, many other companies that rely on secondary research (they have not performed any clinical trials on their own product) to support their product.
Posture back braces don’t have to be seen or noticed. A properly designed brace can be discreet and effective. A brace can be pretty, not stick out so people notice. It was the number one answer among women interviewed, that the posture brace seamlessly fit with an outfit.
A posture back brace needs to do its job. As such, most devices will be uncomfortable at first, especially if your posture needs a lot of work to correct. Be sure to get the correct size. Measurements can be based on chest, bra or even height or weight. For sake of compliance it does need to be comfortable enough to wear everyday.
What are other people saying about the brace your thinking of purchasing? Reviews give personal insight and reveal things you wouldn’t know. Our interviewed women were looking for happiness with wearability, durability, not cheaply made, and positive overall experience.
You get what you pay for. Women are savvy shoppers and many are willing to pay if it means getting a quality brace. “Reasonable price but good quality”, was a common statement. No one wants cheap material.
#6 Who designed it
There are a lot of devices out in the market. Some are made by companies who have general knowledge in health care. Be careful of companies putting a product out on the market with little to no expertise or research specifically on the product. Those interviewed wanted to know if it was designed by an expert. They wanted to know the thoughts and ideas behind creating the brace. A well thought out, customer-driven posture brace designed with a women in mind.
Good reviews are at the top of the list. If a trusted expert in the field of posture recommended a product our interviewees gravitated towards buying that back brace first before any other. A device with Medicare approval will be covered by insurance. You will need a prescription from a Chiropractor, Physical Therapist or medical doctor.
To find the best back brace we recommend that the back brace satisfy these top 7 “must have”:
- Does it work
- Positive Reviews
- Reasonable Price
- Who designed it
Check out the list of Posture Braces for Women
(1) Kado, D. et al. (2009) Hyperkyphosis predicts mortality independent of vertebral osteoporosis in older women. Annals of Internal Medicine 150:681-687.