Even though we at Posture Brace Reviews highly recommend the Posture Now brace, it does come with a price tag. Currently, the posture brace sells for $39.95 plus shipping and handling. I don’t blame Posture Now for being proud of their posture brace, it is the most innovative on the market.
Using tension bands to correct you posture is ingenious and being able to wear it inside your clothes makes it extremely practical. It would seem that they have developed a posture brace that solve all the complaints that traditional posture braces had.
A second complaint we have is that it only comes in black. This may not matter to most, but if you are wearing a white dress or thin white shirt it would probably show through. Normal everyday clothing you would be fine. In the future, we hope that Posture Now will develop a beige and maybe even a white version of this posture brace. Maybe even some designer colors like pink for those who don’t mind showing off their posture brace.
Overall, what the Posture Now offers that other posture braces do not is the use of tension bands. By using these tension bands the Posture Now can offers a natural way to correct your posture. When you slump into bad posture, the tension bands tighten. You then are reminded that your posture is out of line and you correct it. This process is repeated as long as you wear the brace and the results are that you teach yourself good posture. After that the posture brace does not need to be worn as much, or at all. Personally, I think this natural process of correcting your posture is the best.
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Cons of the Posture Now Brace:
The product colors are limited to black (It would be nice if it came in beige or white)
Shipping in the past has taken longer than expected for some customers (Posture Now seems to have solved that issue)
Not the posture brace that people are used too (I think this is a good thing, but some people are not good with change)
The price (The only posture brace that uses tension bands and the price reflects it)
Pros of the Posture Now Brace:
It has a natural way of correcting your posture(Some posture braces force your posture, which can work but can be very uncomfortable)
The material used in the construction is extremely reliable and strong (Nylon will not tear with normal use and pretty much last forever)
Has an easy and gentle way of showing you when you slip into bad posture, that your posture needs to be corrected. It does this through the use of tension bands. (Traditional posture braces can cut off your circulation and pinch. Posture Now teaches you how to have good posture)
The Posture Now doesn’t need to be worn just on the outside of your clothes, but can be worn on the inside as well. (You can wear it wherever you go, probably not in the swimming pool though)
Comes in multiple sizes (It gives you a comfortable fit)
90 day money back guarantee (Try it to see if you like it, if not get your money back)
If you workout it can still be worn (This is a posture brace that can pretty much be worn everywhere. Again, wearing it underneath you clothes is a nice feature)
Recommendation and Results
Overall, this is probably the best posture brace out there. It uses tension bands to naturally correct your posture and help you sit up straight. When you start to slouch the Posture Now reminds you to correct your posture. Overtime, your posture is corrected.
Recommended: Yes (This is one of the best ones out there.)
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What we DID NOT LIKE not like about Posture Confidence
Even though this is going to make me sound lazy, you do have to actually do some learning with the Posture Confidence course. The course comes with:
An hour long DVD
A 144 page e-book
Report on 10 posture stretches
Audio interview with Doctor Cordova
Now I want to be fair, this is the type of learning I like. Nice and easy, I just pop in the DVD and just get to sit and watch. Next, the 144 e-book is just great to have. It is pretty comprehensive and covers areas like additional posture exercises broken down by condition and area affected, products you can get like office chairs and mattresses, and healthy eating habits that support good posture. The report on 10 posture stretches is 8 pages, so you will not be reading a textbook. Lastly the audio interview lasts about 20 minutes talking about posture from a doctor’s perspective.
So if you were sold on the idea of a posture brace you could wear around all day, then this product may not be for you. This will be an investment of you time and more effort than reading the instructions on how to put on a posture brace. On the other hand, if you are looking for a solution to bad posture then you looking a product that would be more then helpful and give you the ability to change your posture for good.
OK, on to the next thing I do not like about the Posture Confidence. Even though you get the DVD by mail, and all three bonuses (e-book, report on posture stretches, an audio interview) you have to download the bonuses. It would nice to have the option to select a hard copy of these. Just for the record, some people appreciate a hard copy, hopefully the Posture Confidence Course will give that option in the future. The only saving grace on this is that while you are waiting for your DVD in the mail, you can send an email and get access to your bonus material immediately.
My site has been typically dedicated to posture braces and posture devices, but when I found this product I felt like a review was in order.
The author of this course is Dr. Natalie Cordova who is a Chiropractor and posture expert
This DVD posture course is a one stop shop to change your posture for good
Posture Confidence DVD is an hour long and has bunch of bonus items including an e-book and audio interview.
The posture exercises are great and help in areas you probably never knew you had
No hardcopy option for the bonus material. It has to be downloaded
Takes an invest of you time to become educated on posture
Not a posture brace (Had to add this since this site is about posture braces)
First, I understand there are other natural options out there besides posture braces. Also, I know there are a lot of books and materials that you can get to educate yourself on correcting your posture. When I saw this course was available I had to do a review. I really do believe you are getting good bang for your buck. The only catch is that you to invest a little time watching the DVD and going through the bonus material. If you think you can do that, then yes, this is a great option to correcting bad posture.
What We DID NOT LIKE About the Posture Perfect Support
Let’s see, where do we start?
The product’s description online says “Machine washable.” The package says “Machine washable.” The tag on the product, as one user discovered, says “Handwash only.” Say what??? Read the story here.
Wonderful! Feel free to machine wash the packaging.
Of course, nobody will stop you from machine washing the product either, but to slightly reword a sign we often see in “parking spaces” beneath construction sites, “Wash at your own risk.”
Oh, well. It’s such a tiny product, washing it in the sink with your undies should cause no trouble at all.
Now for that one-size-fits-most clause: We don’t know if the actual number of people who do fall within the size-6-to-16 range is enough to qualify as “most,” but the gist is, when you’re not in that size range, who cares if the device fits the rest of the world?
If you’re too big or too small for the product, you could sew it to make it fit. Read the story of a user who successfully did that here.
And now, for the clincher: Does it work?
Well, one cannot really argue with taste. For our taste, this device is too flexible to offer any real support. And this user agrees. Click here to read the story.
What it can do effectively is to remind you to straighten your shoulders, as this user says here. Again, at $11, you need to manage your expectations.
Cons of the Posture Perfect Support
Hook-and-eye closure at the back makes you feel like you’re putting on a bra. May feel awkward if you’re not used to wearing bras—like if you’re a man.
Not available in skin tone or black. May create a fashion faux pas if you’re wearing thin material. (Try to stick with clothes that actually cover you up.)
Not one-size-fits-all. (Best to use this if you’re between sizes 6 and 16.)
Unlike other posture braces, this product does not wrap around a large part of the torso to double as a girdle. (At its price, you can buy a separate girdle and have a choice on whether you want to wear it with the posture support or not.)
Support is limited to the shoulders, not the entire back. (This is a cool, lightweight solution for people whose trouble is mainly rounded shoulders.)
Pros of the Posture Perfect Support
Machine washable. Throw it in with the rest of your stuff and let it spin. Great for people who cringe at the words “Handwash only”.
One-inch elastic band provides flexible support. Won’t make you feel as if you were strapped into a straitjacket.
Crisscross design provides maximum back support. Helps restore posture and reduce back strain.
One size fits most. No need to reveal to the world what your measurements are just to be able to to purchase this product.
Designed to be worn under the clothes.
Well-ventilated design. Won’t make you sweat under your clothes. Can be comfortably worn outdoors, in summer, while working out.
Comes in a neutral color: white. Goes with anything.
Unisex. And since it fits most sizes, you and your partner could take turns using it.
Sells at just around $11. This is one of the most affordable products of its class in the market today.
Hook-and-eye closure at the back allows for easy fit and adjustment. Putting it on is as quick and easy as putting on a bra.
Results and Recommendation
The Posture Perfect Support is best for people between sizes 6 to 16, who need nothing more than a gentle reminder to straighten their shoulders. If you do not fit into these criteria, it would be best for you to move on.
But we would strongly recommend that you make sure you’re in the right size range before purchasing this product.
Then, there’s the chafing. You would think, from looking at the product’s bra-like style, that it was indeed designed to be worn under clothes.
Well, perhaps. Like hairshirts were also designed to be worn under clothes.
Oh, our poor, red armpits! The product chafes! Then again, one cannot ask for too much, considering that it is just around $11.
Try wearing it over a thin shirt, like this user did. That should help. Read the story here.
But because of the immense amount of the expectation management that the Posture Perfect Support entails, we at Posture Brace Reviews cannot recommend this product.
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What We DID NOT LIKE About the ITA-Med Posture Corrector
At first glance, the ITA-Med Posture Corrector—with its white color and all those straps—sort of reminds one of a straitjacket.
And rightly so. The device is so stiff and constrictive, if you’ve ever wondered how it might feel to be in a straitjacket with metal rods at the back, then the ITA-Med Posture Corrector can easily help you find out.
This user is being diplomatic when he says here that it can be “difficult to maneuver.”
So if you’re planning to wear it to the park while you play with your kids—good luck! Pray you never have to pick anything up. Or retie your shoelaces. Or retie one of your kids’ shoelaces. Or bend over for any reason at all. Or move too much. Touch football? It’s out of the question!
If you insist on using this product, be aware that it was designed for people who sit or stand still all day. We suppose, anyway, that if you were the very active type, you probably wouldn’t have rounded shoulders and soft abs in the first place.
Another thing we found inconvenient about the ITA-Med Posture Corrector is the measuring needed to find the right size.
Now, measuring may seem like a simple, cut-and-dried process. But the instruction sheet says we need to measure the “circumference midway between waist and hips.”
Now where on earth is that exact point “between waist and hips”? Have you ever tried measuring your hips? If you’re not a seamstress, it could be hard to decide where your hips actually are. And some of us haven’t seen our waists either for a decade or so. So to find that special point between these two unidentified locations—no wonder people are having trouble finding their right size. Look at their stories here, and here!
So take our word for it: don’t try to take your own measurements. Find a seamstress and let her figure out where the point between your waist and hips are.
Then, you’ll probably get the right size.
Cons of the ITA-Med Posture Corrector
Hard to find offline. (But the best prices are found online, so why look offline at all?)
Does not fit children. (You need to get the pediatric model for that.)
The metal stays could make a chore of bending over to pick things up. (Bend your legs instead. Bad back or not, that’s the recommended way.)
You’ll need measure yourself to find the right size. (We don’t get a chance to flaunt our stats very often, so take this opportunity and flaunt away!)
It’s actually noticeable under tight shirts. (Wear something looser.)
Pros of the ITA-Med Posture Corrector
Straightens not just the shoulders but the entire back.
Keeps the abdomen in as well. One product, two benefits, and only one device to wash!
Machine washable, cold. You can save your hot water for better purposes, such as a long, relaxing shower after a long, back-breaking day of work (no pun intended).
Has adjustable metal stays, for better support.
Unisex design. Buy it for your partner, then use it yourself—the perfect Christmas gift!
Latex-free. No allergy issues with this product.
Unnoticeable under clothes.
Available even in big sizes—because big guys need caring too.
Helpful even for scoliosis. If that isn’t high performance, we don’t know what is.
Doctor-recommended. If you don’t believe us, believe them.
Results and Recommendation
The ITA-Med Posture Corrector is very restrictive, hard to size properly, but for people who succeed in finding the right size, it gives support firm enough to help even scoliotics. Not for people who live active lifestyles, unless they intend to use this on their rest days, but recommended for everyone else who want and need good, strong posture support.
So the gist: would we at Posture Brace Reviews recommend this product? Surprisingly, yes.
Our reasons: First, it does what posture correctors are supposed to do, that is, straighten your back and shoulders. Not only that, it does it so well that even this user who said it was uncomfortable still called it “one of the better supports” he/she has ever bought. Read the story here.
Other users also praise the firm support it gives. Read here.
Second, it comes with very good recommendations. One user says here that her doctor recommended it. Another bought it for somebody with scoliosis, and that person loves it. Read here.
So if doctors and scoliotics recommend this product and find it useful, we at Posture Brace Reviews do not hesitate to do so either.
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