Posture corrector is a very useful tool to prevent or reduce back pain, a problem that is often underestimated and that in the long run can cause serious damage to posture.
Among the first causes of abandonment of sports we find the “back pain”.
There are various types of postural correctors that differ in shape, construction and material: some are specific for the shoulders; others are more suitable for the lumbar area. Some are for “static” use, others for “dynamic” use.
All, more or less, work, some better than others.
Those to be used during sports have the following requirements in common:
- differentiated pressure > on the lumbar or dorsal area depending on whether the sport is practiced standing (e.g. running and tennis) or sitting (e.g. cycling and cannotage);
- different constructions in different areas > obtained using different materials at different points (in the cut and sewn base layers); obtained by placing different “constructions” at different points (in the seamless base layers);
- constant performance > obtained preferably using medical elastomers;
- absence of systems that block/restrict movements;
For those who are also interested in performance, a “sine qua non” requirement is that the posture corrector does NOT limit the diaphragmatic breathing.
Here the problems arise as the vast majority of postural correctors, because of their construction, are devoid of this requirement.
Fortunately, the Rev02 postural base layer of Spring Revolution2.0 has appeared on the market in these last years. The first to correct the posture without compromising the breathing of the wearer.