Staying Straight and Narrow: A Review of Our Favorite Posture Corrector Devices

girl holding her neck in pain, needing a posture corrector device

It was great when mankind learned to walk upright. After all, it set us apart from all those four-legged creatures, and it made reaching for the fruit dangling in trees a bit easier. Unfortunately, now up to 80 percent of the population will suffer from back or neck pain in their lifetime, and a leading cause is poor posture. From slouching when you stand to hunching over when you type, poor posture is the insidious habit making lives miserable in later years.

Designed to monitor and track a wearer’s posture, these posture corrector devices run the gamut in terms of bells and whistles. And though the overall mission may be the same—to keep you on the straight and narrow—the devices vary in what they can and cannot do. Here, then, is a breakdown of our pick for the top four posture corrector devices. Read it… but please don’t slouch.

UPRIGHT GO ($$$)

This device is a weightless activity tracker about the size of a large egg. Small and compact, it covertly attaches to your upper back via adhesive strips. Once in place, it is highly accurate in detecting upper body slouching and unhealthy postures. Likewise, it is effective for both sitting and standing and connects with an easy-to-use app to train and track posture performance. Though it may take a couple of minutes to position each day, UPRIGHT GO is a very effective posture corrector device.

If you’re looking to improve your upper back posture, the Truweo posture device may be for you. Lightweight and designed for unisex appeal, this posture corrector device is comfortable and is attached via Velcro straps. It can be easily concealed under clothing, but some criticisms include the need for frequent adjustments and limitations based on chest size. Thus, this device may be ideal as an inexpensive option for exploring the benefits of various posture devices.

BetterBack ($$)

For those who seek a low-back posture corrector device while seated, BetterBack is a good option. It provides wide-based lumbar support that is held in place by strapping across both knees individually. BetterBack is particularly helpful with those with lower back pain who sit for hours. However, it can be cumbersome and bulky, and it may not be ideal if you get up and down often. Likewise, it may not be ideal is significant hip and/or knee pain exists.If you’re looking to improve your upper back posture, the Truweo posture device may be for you. Lightweight and designed for unisex appeal, this posture corrector device is comfortable and is attached via Velcro straps. It can be easily concealed under clothing, but some criticisms include the need for frequent adjustments and limitations based on chest size. Thus, this device may be ideal as an inexpensive option for exploring the benefits of various posture devices.

Of the posture corrector devices reviewed, Flexguard Support provides full back support from top to bottom. In addition to pulling the shoulders back, it also provides support for thoracic and lumbar spine regions. Though it is comprehensive, this posture device is bulky, visible, and has been known to “ride up” in lumbar areas. However, for the price, it may be a good option for some exploring possible posture device options.

Knowing Which Posture Corrector Device is Best

While many other posture devices are on the market, the ones reviewed are among the more common. Increasingly, these devices incorporate new technology to further enhance their effect. However, they are not meant to be all-encompassing. Proper diet, exercise, stretching, and weight management are important strategies to pursue. Combining these approaches with the right posture corrector device will likely be your best option in the long run.

About the Author

Dawna is a mom of two young kids, puppy lover, ice cream lover, chocolate lover, and lover of any ice cream with chunks of chocolate in it. She is the author of seven books, a business owner, certified health coach, motivational speaker, and creator of the 5-Day Detox and the 14-Day Clean-Eating Program. Dawna appears regularly on local and national television. She has appeared on the Today show, Martha, MSNBC, HSN, and morning news programs on NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox. Dawna is a highly sought-after speaker and has done speaking engagements for Chobani, Disney, American Heart Association, Mass Mutual, Wharton Business School, Women’s Entertainment Television, PGA Tour, Super Bowl Leadership Forum, Susan G. Komen, and many more.
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