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How often should I wear a posture corrector?

I am a 22 year old female. I want to know how often should I wear a posture corrector?

8 Answers

You have to ask the doctor recommended to you
It should have come with directions and I would follow them. However if it didn't the general advice depends on what it is made out of. If it's a pliable material 30 minutes a day is the maximum amount of time it will give you a lot of support. If it's harder material possibly an hour and I would make sure you are doing plenty of movements in it, like walking and household chores.
Wear you posture corrector as long as you need in order to form the habit of correct posture. Wearing the device during the day when you are active, seated, standing and moving. You do not need to wear the device at night when sleeping. Think about stretches for your neck and mid back and corresponding exercises of rowing and pushing to compliment your correct posture.
The posture corrector should be worn during your work hours mostly as this is the place where most of us lose our proper posture overall. Typically, you would take it off after you're done and work on posture exercises to strengthen those same muscles.
They are meant to be worn daily until the desired correction is obtained.

Doc J

Postural condition that needs to be evaluated if there is a history of trauma or disease and these should be evaluated. Otherwise posture is changing your life style. Quick can be obtained only if recent. Maintenance requires work over time. Posture is very important sitting and standing. One method is to put your back to the wall and go into military posture, stomach in, shoulders back and head touching with chin tucked. In my opinion treating the spine is about function. Everybody's spine is different and responds differently. The goal is to make the spine work well within its own structural parameters. Stretching, exercises, posture, habits and activities of daily living can make a difference. It is important to get help from a licensed professional. Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) are trained to diagnose and treat all the areas of the neuromuscular skeletal
I recommend wearing a posture corrector when you know you will be sitting for long periods of time. You can also wear one during any activity in which you would normally round your spine.
The less the better. It is more important to strengthen your postural muscles.