What We DID NOT LIKE About the Posture Pleaser Support
To be honest, the first time we saw this product, we couldn’t imagine how it could possibly help relieve shoulder and back pain.
It wasn’t anything like we were used to: no constraints, no stiff rods to keep the back straight, nothing to push the body and muscles into military straightness — how could it possibly work?
Well, to make the long story short, we were wrong. Despite looking like nothing more than “weighted suspenders”, as one user called it here, it worked. Those physics guys who designed this thing sure knew something we didn’t. The weights were very effective at relieving stress and, in effect, muscle pain.
So the product is effective. What’s not to like?
Well, frankly, we are annoyed that such an effective product can’t be worn discreetly outside the house! I mean, not everyone who uses the computer works at home. What if you work at an office? Are you going to lug this thing to work with you and wear it over your corporate top? Probably not.
Sure, some people have done that. Read one of their stories here. But not all of us can — or will.
Perhaps, if you wear loose clothing, you could wear it under your clothes? Somebody has tried that, too, and soon found it was not a good idea. The straps could itch and pinch. They were never designed to be worn under clothes. Read the story of the user who tried that here.
So what can we say? Here’s a good product that you can wear at home only. If you have a private office, or if your company has a very casual dress code, you could bring your brace to work.
Otherwise, you could just wear it as much as you can in the house and hope that one day, it will result in your not needing a posture-straightening device anymore, as this user says here.
Cons of the Posture Pleaser Support
Could be itchy if worn under your clothes. (Don’t try it. Wear it over your clothes.)
Could look bulky if worn under your clothes. (We’ve said it before: don’t try it. It was never designed for that.)
Three pounds of weight could be too light for big people. (You might need to wear two of these to get the same effect. Or sew on extra weights rods to the device.)
It doesn’t support your abdomen like other products do. (But if a girdle is what you wanted, a girdle is what you should get.)
Your partner can easily borrow it and might never give it back. (Well, you could “borrow” their credit card and purchase a new one online for yourself. We’re kidding!)
Pros of the Posture Pleaser Support
One size fits all. If you’re the type who could never buy your kids’ shoes without dragging them to the shoe store with you because you can’t estimate sizes if your life depended on it, this is the product for you!
Features a one- and two-pound weight (the former is removable, the latter is fixed) positioned at your lower back. It’s supposed to provide a counter balance for your arms when you extend them in front of you, such as when you type on a keyboard, but we laymen like to use it as a lumbar roll.
If you wear this device while walking or stair climbing, the added weights will help you burn calories faster too!
Designed to be used by people who are sitting at a computer (or sewing machine, or like jobs) for hours. Unlike many other health devices you buy, this one doesn’t make you feel guilty about sitting down all day.
Worn over your clothes. You don’t need to strip down to take it off.
Has a stylish color: black. It goes with anything.
Easy to put on. As easy as putting on a back pack. In fact, it rather looks like one.
Does not look like a girdle or a corset. Men can wear it without feeling defensive of their masculinity.
Chiropractor approved. Don’t take our word for it; visit yours, show this product, and watch him/her rave.
Made in the U.S.A. We won’t bother to enumerate the social, economic, and personal benefits of that.
Results and Recommendation
The Posture Pleaser Support is very effective at removing back pain and shoulder stress. It’s easy to wear, fits all sizes and genders, and does not cost more than most posture correction devices found in the market today. Highly recommended.
All in all, we think this is a very good product to get. It’s easy to put on, can be worn in the house all day, and, as many people have reported, it works. At Posture Brace Reviews we do recommend this posture brace, at less than $30 dollars, it is a good value for the money.
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What We DID NOT LIKE About the Shoulders Back Posture Support
While this is one of the better-reviewed products, it’s still not immune to that perpetual complaint: it scratches under the armpits. When, oh when, shall we find a posture brace that is comfortable in this way? Nevermind the restrictiveness — we expect that from a brace. But do they all really have to chafe and scratch? One way to keep it from chafing is to wear it over an undershirt. When you wear it directly against you skin it will tend to chafe and scratch.
On the bright side, as we’ve mentioned earlier, this is one of the better-reviewed products. It’s thinner than many others, easy to size and put on, and it does what it’s supposed to do: it straightens the shoulders and back.
Our suggestion if you find it scratchy: wear it over a thin shirt, like these users did. Read the stories here, and here.
Or you can simply wear it for a shorter time, like these users here and here.
Cons of the ShouldersBack Posture Support
You need to measure properly for the correct fit. (This is not as complicated as it may sound. If you’re 24 inches or less, get Small. More than 37 inches, choose Large.)
Seams feel scratchy to some users. (Product can be worn over a thin shirt.)
Chafes under the arms if you wear it too long. (One hour a day is really all you need to develop muscle memory.)
Pros of the Shoulders Back Posture Support
Made of thin, lightweight material. Because you wanted posture support, not sparring protection equipment.
Vest-like design. Easy to wear. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out how to put it on.
Forms a smooth silhouette under your clothes. Wear it, don’t advertise it.
Fastened with Velcro straps for easy adjustment.
Comes in two colors: black and white. Matches practically any outfit.
Unisex style. Can be worn by both men and women — preferably not at the same time, but you bought it, so do what you want!
Comes in three sizes: small, medium, and large. You get one for your children and take mommy-daughter outfit matching to a whole new level.
Effective even when worn for just an hour a day. Wear it when it matters most and be free the rest of the day.
30-day warranty against manufacturer’s defects.
Results and Recommendation
The ShouldersBack Posture Support is a thin lightweight brace that gently straightens your shoulders while being practically invisible under your clothes. We find this to be a product that works; our only reservation is that, like many others, it chafes under the arms unless worn over a thin shirt.
Other than the scratchiness, we find little to complain about in this product, so we at Product Brace Reviews consider it highly recommended.
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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.