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ABOUT

  • What is a PostureFit? 

 

PostureFit has been developed by Physical Therapists to support and retrain correct postural awareness. It is an ergonomically designed posture support for professionals, students, administrators in the office or working from home. The unique lightweight design, padded straps and breathable mesh provide the ideal balance of comfort and effectiveness, which can be worn for several hours or all day for optimal postural support. 

 

 

  • How does it work?

 

The PostureFit has been engineered to provide biomechanical support to postural (tonic) muscles and encourages activation of more stabilising (phasic) muscle groups. With regular wear, the PostureFit retrains the individual’s awareness of neutral posture via proprioceptive feedback mechanisms (i.e. retraining the brains perception of correct posture).   

 

Due to chronic poor posture, the musculoskeletal system compensates, often resulting in upper back pain, neck pain, headaches and recurrent shoulder injuries.   Awareness of poor posture diminishes over time as the brain attempts to adapt to these changes.   Supporting and retraining your posture with PostureFit, is the most effective way to improve your posture immediately and into the future. 

 

 

  • How do I know if I need a PostureFit?
    Do you experience muscle aches and fatigue at the end of a long day in the office? Lack concentration studying or working from home? Spend several hours on laptops, computers, devices or gaming consoles? Experience tension headaches and mental fatigue after prolonged hours of sitting or standing at a workstation?

 

Well then the PostureFit is for you! The PostureFit has however been designed for everyone, so even if you are not experiencing the above symptoms we recommend incorporating the PostureFit into your working life to prevent any future posture problems and to reap the benefits of training your posture daily.   

 

 

  • How can wearing a PostureFit benefit me? 

 

There are many benefits to wearing the PostureFit on a regular basis. Some of the key benefits may include the following:

  • Reduce muscle aches and fatigue 
  • Improved shoulder position (and therefore reducing shoulder injuries)
  • Improved head position (and therefore alleviating neck pain and headaches)
  • Reduced repetitive strain injuries 
  • Maintain confident upright posture
  • Increased energy and concentration levels and alertness
  • Enhanced breathing capacity
  • Reduced risk of developing early degenerative changes 

 

FITTING AND SIZING

 

 

  • How do I determine my size? 

 

Before ordering, please refer to the size guide (LINK) and measure up as indicated.  When measuring, please make sure you set your shoulders in the ideal position (down and back ‘put your shoulders in your back pockets’) to ensure an accurate measurement.  

 

 

  • What if I am an in between size? 

 

Should your back measurement fall between sizes, please go down a size.  The PostureFit is intended to actively support and retrain optimal posture, rather than be a passive, loose fit. 

 

 

  • How do I fit and adjust my PostureFit? 

 

The PostureFit is easy to fit with the fully adjustable velcro straps.  Simply glide the straps through the corresponding clips before fitting.   Please see our Instructional video for correct fitting and adjusting.  (LINK) 

 

 

  • How do I know if I have the correct size? 

 

The PostureFit should sit firmly around the shoulders, and gently guide the shoulders into the optimal position. The PostureFit is intended to actively support and retrain optimal posture, rather than a passive, loose fit.

 

 

  • If I purchased the wrong size can I return it? 

 

Yes of course you can. Should the PostureFit be too large or too small, please return within 30 days for a full refund (less postage). Please complete the Returns Form (LINK) and include with your return.  Please send via registered post to the address below. 

ATT: RETURNS

POSTUREFIT

1276 Gold Coast Highway

PALM BEACH  QLD  4221

 

Note: 

Do not remove tags. The PostureFit must be returned in a new and unworn state with all tags and original packaging intact.  

 

Please refer to the Returns Policy (LINK) for further details.

 

 

  • If my PostureFit is faulty can I return it? 

 

Yes absolutely. Should the PostureFit be faulty in any way, please return within 30 days for a full refund. Please complete the Returns Form (LINK) and include with your return. Please send via registered post to the address below. 

ATT: RETURNS

POSTUREFIT

1276 Gold Coast Highway

PALM BEACH  QLD  4221

 

Please refer to the Returns Policy for further details (LINK)

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

 

 

  • Where is the PostureFit designed? 

 

The PostureFit was designed in Queensland, Australia, by a team of dedicated physical therapists. The team is passionate about improving the posture and well-being of individuals and maintaining a fit and confident posture for people of all ages.  

 

 

  • Was the PostureFit ergonomically designed? 

 

Yes. The PostureFit is designed to alleviate stress and strain on the muscles and joints of the neck, upper back and shoulders. It does this by both supporting and retraining the brains understanding of neutral position.  Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI’s) occur when the biomechanics are habitually placed under repetitive load or in a compromised static position (usually with a forward head position and rounded (anterior) shoulders).  

 

The PostureFit is designed to become an integral part of correct ergonomics either in the office or WFH.  Used in conjunction with an approved sit-to-stand desk, adjustable ergo chair (or equivalent) with lumbar support, ergo keyboards, adequate lighting, glare minimising screens, and suitable footwear, the PostureFit may minimise the long term effects of constant sitting. 

 

What materials is the PostureFit made from? 

The PostureFit is comprised of a nylon back mesh, a foam-filled shoulder strap, a water-resistance nylon trim and neoprene comfort sleeves.  We aim to provide the best quality product on the market, and therefore only premium materials have been used in its construction.  Great care has also been taken with the design to ensure the best possible balance between comfort and effectiveness with the selection of these materials.

 

 

  •  Does the PostureFit contain latex? 

 

No.  There are no latex materials used in the PostureFit design.

 

 

  • Is the PostureFit Vegan? 

 

Yes. No animal products are used during the manufacturing process. Not Tested on Animals.

 

 

  • Is the PostureFit TGA approved? 

 

The PostureFit does not require TGA approval (not for medical, pharmaceutical or invasive purposes).

 

RECOMMENDED USE

 

 

  • When should I wear my PostureFit? 

 

The PostureFit can be worn during the following activities:

  • Working from home (WFH)
  • Long periods of device use
  • While sitting / standing at a workstation
  • Studying and researching
  • While reading / watching TV
  • Anytime while stationery 

 

 

  • How long can I wear my PostureFit for? 

 

The PostureFit can be worn for several hours or all day at work for optimal postural support.  You may also wish to integrate the PostureFit into your ergonomic approach. 

 

 

  • How long until I see results? 

 

The effectiveness of the PostureFit support will be felt immediately. It gently guides the shoulders into the ideal position and raises awareness of upright posture.  These results will be noticeable immediately! 

 

 

  • Will this product improve my posture over time? 

 

Yes. The PostureFit is designed to retrain optimum posture and raise awareness of correct posture……even when you’re not wearing it!

 

 

  • How long will it take for my posture to improve? 

 

Improving and maintaining confident upright posture requires ongoing awareness and training to offset the effects of stationary device use.  While ever we continue to spend prolonged hours on devices, laptops and computers, this will be a continual process.  

 

 

  • Will my PostureFit weaken my posture over time? 

 

No.  The PostureFit is designed to retrain optimal posture via proprioceptive feedback (i.e. retrains the brains perception of neutral position). The PostureFit is not designed to be used as a passive device upon which the user becomes reliant upon over time.

 

 

  • Can PostureFit be worn by Children? 

 

The PostureFit is designed for children over the age of 12 years. It is prescribed for activities such as studying, gaming or prolonged device use. 

 

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

  • Can I wash my PostureFit in the washing machine? 

 

Do NOT place the PostureFit in the Washing Machine or Dryer. Placing the item in the washing machine may destroy the shape of the product and shorten the life of the velcro straps. Excess heat from washing in hot water or placing in the dryer, may result in the product shrinking. Please follow care instructions. Handwash only in cool water with mild detergent. Dry flat in Shade.

 

 

  • Should my PostureFit be worn under or over my clothes? 

 

The PostureFit has been designed to be worn either under, or over clothing (personal preference!). The breathable back mesh allows the product to be worn comfortably over or under fabrics. The streamlined shoulder straps are also designed to add a sleek, minimal finish to this product, with an all-black colour way. PostureFit is the ultimate combination of design, comfort and effectiveness.  

 

 

  • Does the PostureFit rub/irritate your skin if worn under clothing?

 

The PostureFit can be worn comfortably under clothing, however if Irritation occurs, simply apply the additional sleeves as provided. 

  

 

  • What if I experience irritation under the arm region as a result of wearing the PostureFit? 

 

Additional neoprene sleeves are provided with each PostureFit to ensure ultimate comfort if irritation occurs. Simply slide these sleeves onto the shoulder straps before fitting and adjusting.

 

 

  • When can I stop wearing the PostureFit?

 

The PostureFit is designed to be worn on an ongoing basis for progressive postural improvement and maintenance. Should you continue to spend long hours in the office, studying or working from home, you may benefit from continued use!!!

 

 

  • If my posture has improved after wearing the PostureFit should I stop wearing it? 

 

The PostureFit is designed to retrain optimal posture, and therefore has achieved its purpose. Congratulations and welcome to all the benefits that improving your posture can bring!!!   Should you need to retrain your posture in the future, simply recommence wearing the PostureFit as required.

 

 

  • Can I wear my PostureFit to the gym or to exercise? 

 

The PostureFit is not designed for sport, gym or exercising. Rather, it is designed for stationary and static positions which require more postural support in order to avoid muscle fatigue and associated pain symptoms.

 

 

  • Can I wear my PostureFit for walking and running? 

 

The PostureFit is not designed specifically for walking, however may be used for gentle or incidental walking. It is not recommended for power walking or running. 

 

 

  • Can I sleep in my PostureFit? 

 

No. The PostureFit is not designed for sleeping.

 

 

  • Can I use my PostureFit for swimming and water sports?

 

The PostureFit is not designed for swimming, paddling, surfing or any water activities. 

 

 

  • Can I use my PostureFit for equestrian/horse riding?

 

Yes. The PostureFit may be used to support correct form for equestrian eventing and show jumping, where optimal posture is required.

 

 

  • Can I wear my PostureFit whilst driving?  

 

Yes. The PostureFit may be worn to support upright posture while driving, especially long distance or occupational driving for long hours e.g. truck or bus driving. 

 

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

 

 

  • Is the PostureFit beneficial for people with scoliosis? 

 

The PostureFit is non-specific for developmental musculoskeletal conditions, however it may assist to support correct posture for these patients. Please consult your Physical Therapist or contact us prior to purchasing and wearing.

 

  • Is the PostureFit beneficial for people with osteoporosis? 

 

The PostureFit is non-specific for degenerative musculoskeletal conditions, however it may assist to support correct posture for these patients. Please consult your Physical Therapist or contact us prior to purchasing and wearing.

 

 

  • Is this product suitable for people with degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis)?

 

The PostureFit is non-specific for degenerative musculoskeletal conditions, however it may assist to support correct posture for these patients. Please consult your Physical Therapist or contact us prior to purchasing and wearing.

 

 

  • Are there any negative side effects to using the PostureFit daily? 

 

No. The PostureFit is designed to both support and retrain optimal posture, and therefore daily use can only be beneficial. No reports of negative side effects have been recorded due to regular or daily usage.   

 

 

  • What if I experience pain or numbness in my arms whilst wearing my PostureFit?  

 

If you experience any of these symptoms, simply loosen the adjustable straps (these may be too tight!).  If symptoms persist, please discontinue use and consult your Physical Therapist.

 

  • Are there any medical conditions for which the PostureFit is contraindicated? 

 

There are no specific contraindications for PostureFit use, however care should be taken with the following medical conditions:

  • lymphedema (due to removal of axillary lymph nodes)
  • broken skin, incisions, lacerations, rashes around the shoulder or under arm region
  • Recent breast surgeries (reductions, augmentations etc.)
  • Advanced shoulder pathology which prevents the wearer from fitting and adjusting the PostureFit correctly (i.e. frozen shoulder, advanced rotator cuff pathology)

 

  • Can I wear my PostureFit if I am pregnant? 

 

Yes.  The PostureFit can continue to be worn during pregnancy for postural support. It may be used in conjunction with other prescribed pregnancy supports and as part of a physiotherapy management plan. Please consult your Physical Therapist or contact us prior to purchasing and wearing.

 

 

  • Will my PostureFit help me lose weight? 

 

No. The PostureFit does not assist with weight loss or weight management.   

 

 

  • Can the PostureFit assist with functional breathing? 

 

The PostureFit is not specifically recommended for respiratory conditions (i.e. COPD, asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, interstitial lung diseases etc).  However, improving upright posture can assist with enhanced diaphragm function and thus more functional breathing.   Please consult your Physical Therapist or contact us prior to purchasing and wearing.

 

 

  • Can my PostureFit assist with concentration levels? 

 

The PostureFit may assist with increased concentration levels while working on projects, studying for long hours, or late nights working from home. Optimal posture means more energy, more concentration, and focus!

 

 

  • Can my PostureFit help with alleviating fatigue? 

 

The PostureFit is designed to support optimal posture and therefore alleviate muscle fatigue and joint pain.  The PostureFit may also aide in reducing the effects of mental fatigue associated with stationery or sedentary posture.