Welcome to this post: BraceAbility Posture Support Review.
“This figure-8 clavicle brace provides ultimate support, and its simple design and hook-and-loop closure means it is easy to apply. The clavicle support brace is intended for treatment of clavicle fractures and poor posture.
This is a little dry, but it’s important to know about the brace:
This figure-8 clavicle strap for treatment of collarbone fractures and poor posture has a number of features that make it comfortable to wear. The straps of the clavicle fracture brace are shielded from the body with wide padding and a felt-covered back pad where the straps merge. Breathable, knitted stockinette covers the felt of this figure 8 clavicle splint. This support will fit a wide variety of chest circumferences, ranging from 24 inches to 48 inches. For even smaller sizes, one can check out the child’s version of the support.
Also in the interests of making this posture and clavicle support splint accessible to everyone, the brace is free of latex. (Some are allergic to this material.)
One last thing, the product features:
- Unisex design
Available in four adult sizes that fit chest circumferences ranging from 24 inches to 48 inches
Children’s sizes also available
Non-irritating felt back pad
Immobilizes for clavicle fracture recovery.”
I am an active human that has scoliosis (a curve from left right if you are looking at me from behind) as well as occasional back pain. Most of the pain is brought on by a combination of poor sleeping positions and weightlifting with bad form. I like to think that I generally have good form, but when muscles start to fatigue, form crumbles a little easier. It takes a bit more focus & dedication to maintain it when you’re tired.
Anyways, this brace is something that is really helping me in regards to pain relief. In addition to my occasionally poor movement patterns, I have pretty poor posture most of the time. My chest is concave and my shoulders are forward. Ideally, my scapulas and upper back would be engaged, drawing the shoulders back. The chest would be sticking out, slightly–and the neck in a neutral position.
Sidenote: the brace is also designed to help support a broken collar bone, even though that was not my particular need.
What I like about this brace is that it keeps you in this optimal position. I see this brace as something that I may wear around the house just to help retrain myself to have better posture. I know how important having good posture is for spine health, but I have allowed myself to develop a habit of less than awesome posture. You could also wear this during exercise. Keep in mind, it will limit your range of motion in certain positions.
The design is simple, easy to assemble, put on and is very comfortable when you get the straps adjusted correctly. It reminds you very quickly how bad your posture is! (or at least it did that for me). It serves as a healthy guide & reminder to stand up straighter with your shoulders back and chest out.
I don’t see it as an absolute necessity, but I think it’s a good product for what it is designed for. Athletes or even inactive individuals alike could benefit from this Figure-8 Posture Support BraceAbility.