Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 42
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fionamae Mnemonic, Not Cure
Years of pain from disc problems in my neck, and rotator cuff and nerve problems in my shoulder has left me with a rolled-over arm and very tight chest muscles. I purchased this brace to complement the physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, yoga and Pilates that I have been doing to correct my postural imbalance. It is very effective as a reminder to use the right muscles (i.e., not to slump and tighten your chest), but you really need to do the work to develop your musculature without the brace. Not a cure, but a tool for achieving a deeper and more permanent solution. It is a bit of a bear to get the adjustment just right.
August 3, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fibrokat Fibromyalgia Fighter
I purchased this hoping to improve my posture. What I got was much better. I found I no longer had pain in my shoulders or neck. For someone with fibromyalgia that is a VERY big deal. When I told my chiropractor I was using this he was excited for me, especially since it helps correct my forward head posture by helping me stand up straight.
March 12, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by smaloha Eh...
I don't love this thing. It's not very comfortable at all (the straps really dig into my underarms and I'm fairly average in size - 5'6 125lbs) plus, it's incredibly overpriced. My girlfriend has the exact same brace and she paid only $29.99. I'd say skip it and shop around. Find one that you can really wear throughout the day. I wanted mine to help my posture while on the computer, but it's so uncomfortable that I find myself never wanting to put it on.
February 16, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by swatch mixed feelings
while great in theory, even over an undershirt or longsleeve, these velcro straps still cut into your skin. i've chosen little times of day to wear it and can't last longer than an hour or so. is this still effective? at least it reminds me to think of my posture.
January 16, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by one4review Helpful, well-designed product
Upper back discomfort during long hours at the computer prompted me to try the shoulders back product. It works well, relieving tension and soreness in my upper back and neck area. The product is well-designed, with good materials and velcro adjustable straps. I recommend wearing a fitted, lightweight cotton t-shirt underneath and adjusting the tightness/angle of the shoulder straps carefully to avoid possible discomfort in the underarm area. Worn under a sweater, it doesn't show.
January 8, 2010