The garments definitely help with postural support as they encourage optimal horizontal extension and retraction of the Scapulae, (upper central key points) giving a Scapulothoracic neutral posture. The value in this for function is to lessen kyphotic stress in the primary curvature which physiologically eases counter-stress in the secondary curvature of the segments. The wearer should therefore be aware of less effort and mechanical stress particularly with prolonged standing or sitting and may, indeed, notice improved ergonomics with upper limb activity.Kevin Lidlow Physiotherapist, GB Olympic Team
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The importance of good posture on health
"The garments definitely help with postural support"
Kevin Lidlow, Phyiotherapist
A powerful element of physical change that often goes overlooked is good posture. Humans were built to stand up straight - however, with our modern lives spent hunched over a computer, sitting in a car, or general inactivity, our bodies end up in an unhealthy, slumped position which can directly affect how we wllok and feel.
Good posture is key to feeling your best every day, both physically and psychologically. One of the best benefits about improving posture is that the results are immediates. With many of the other lifestyle elements, such as diet or exercise, there is a lag between the time when the exercise is performed or diet is embarked upon, and the results. However, with posture you can realize the benefits right away.
Good posture can deliver:
- Optimal organ and muscle function for maximum energy and endurance.
- Imrproved biomechanics for the best possible muscle performance.
- Pain and fatigue minimisation in the neck, shoulders, and upper back.
- Greater concentration and mental focus.
- A flatter and stronger stomach.
- A more confident and youthful appearance.