Posture vest for improved posture and pain relief
Good posture is best described as the position in which the whole body is in balance. The Ballerina helps you strengthen the muscles that promote good posture, thus contributing to a level of total body stability. Most of us are familiar with the phrase "couch potato": someone who sits in front of the TV, the computer, or in their car all day and develops poor posture. Such positions can be very fatiguing for our muscles, joints and ligaments; there is a lot to be gained from strengthening these areas and improving our posture. Better posture can assist with any pain conditions you might have or help you with your breathing.
Good posture is beneficial for the entire body.
Good posture is best described as the position in which the whole body is in balance. The Ballerina helps you strengthen the muscles that promote good posture, thus contributing to a level of total body stability.
Most of us are familiar with the phrase "couch potato": someone who sits in front of the TV, the computer, or in their car all day and develops poor posture. Such positions can be very fatiguing for our muscles, joints and ligaments; there is a lot to be gained from strengthening these areas and improving our posture. The BallerinFa is a great aid, useful for both men and women of all ages, an excellent way to achieve better overall posture. Better posture can assist with any pain conditions you might have or help you with your breathing (you can, for example, improve your exercise regimen by improving your breathing and employing the right breathing techniques). Please contact a physiotherapist to get the right workout for you.
What do people who use the Ballerina posture vest say?
"Much more attractive than other vests, and it doesn't cut into my armpits!"
Susanna sought medical assistance for her issues. Then she tried the Ballerina to help improve her neck, posture, and shoulders. She had tried other posture vests and was never quite happy with them. With the Ballerina, however, she didn't have any of problems she had with the other vests, and the end result was much better posture — all while being comfortable and easy to use. "Much more attractive than other vests, and it doesn't cut into my armpits!" noted Susanna, who heartily recommends the Ballerina.
"I have now tried the posture vest I received from you. I wore it every working day; it fit very well, helped me improve my posture, and I felt a great deal of pain relief in my back. Now that I am better I use it less often, but as soon as I feel any pain coming back or think I might get hurt, I always put it right back on."
"The ballerina helped improve posture by creating a good distribution of weight, balance and elasticity between the head and neck/back. It is so easy to forget about your head and neck posture while sitting in front of the computer or while browsing your mobile since I read a lot of articles and books. I try to remember to stretch my back and find the best angle to position myself to read; sometimes I put pillows under the book so I don't need to strain my neck and back so much to tilt downwards. The best part of the vest is that it actually helped me quite immediately! "
"The constant and recurring pain I had in my upper back has now decreased thanks to my improved posture. It has saved me both time and money because I no longer need to go to the naprapath."
Frequently Asked Question
Who is the Ballerina posture vest for?
The Ballerina vest is a great solution for men and women of all ages who want to improve their posture, their breathing, and/or are having problems back or posture related issues. Common problems that the vest can help remedy include tension in the neck and back muscles, numbness in the shoulders and hands, certain types of headaches, and fatigue in the shoulders. There may also be other medical reasons to use the Ballerina. If you have severe pain, please consult your doctor before using a postural vest.
How often can I use the posture vest?
The Ballerina posture vest can be used every day if you have no illnesses that require specific medical attention. Always talk to your doctor first. If you are using the Ballerina to improve your posture, we recommend that you loosen and tighten Ballerina several times a day for the best effect. You do not need to remove the Ballerina vest to adjust it in this way.
How can I determine which size is right for me?
Use a measuring tape to measure the circumference around your chest (under the bust/equivalent) in cm.
Small = 65-80 cm, Medium = 80-95 cm, Large = 95-110 cm.
Why select the Ballerina of all available posture vests?
The Ballerina is a well-established, high quality product with a proven track record, an item used by the medical community every day. In addition, the Ballerina is comfortable and does not cut into or rub again the skin, especially under the armpits.
Should the posture vest stretch my muscles?
No, but it reminds your body to activate the proper posture muscles.
Can you fully relax your posture-centric muscles in a vest?
No. The Ballerina posture vest reminds you to use the muscles.
A posture vest should not (and really cannot) "do the job" for you.
Maximizing your workout
Breathe better, have more energy, and get superior training results
A good breathing technique allows you to train your muscles better, enabling superior performance. In order to breathe as efficiently as possible, it is good to practice taking deep and filling breaths. The Ballerina posture vest can help you maintain the right posture to maximize your deep breathing.
There are three different "breathing types":
• Superficial breathing (also known as collarbone breathing) is, as the name suggests, the most superficial breathing. People who suffer from stress often breathe quickly but not deeply. The oxygen intake from their breathing is thus rather limited.
• Chest respiration means that about half the lung is filled with air in each inhalation. The chest expands with each breath, and it is mainly the muscles around the ribs that do the work. Oxygen intake is better than with superficial breathing, but not at maximum.
• Deep breathing (also known as abdominal breathing or diaphragm breathing) is the most effective type. The muscles in the diaphragm work to pull the air down into the lungs as far as possible. The stomach is pushed outwards first, and then the chest. Exhalation occurs only when air has filled the entire lung.
Deep breathing is utilized by singers, people who want to improve their general inhalation technique, and by those who practice mental relaxation.
Use the Ballerina posture vest to improve your breathing technique and your workout results.
The Ballerina posture vest for pain & illness
Osteoporosis is the process by which bones gradually calcify. The most effective treatment for osteoporosis is to exercise the bones through activities such as playing tennis, walking, and the like. The bones must be put to work but in such a way as not to put them at additional risk that may injure them further. The Ballerina, in conjunction with various types of exercise, can help train the muscles responsible for good posture — and good posture, in turn, provides the conditions for lessened pain and greater mobility. The Ballerina posture vest can relieve micro-fractures (a common occurrence with osteoporosis) while reminding your body to assume proper posture, thus counteracting sagging or weakened muscles in the back and chest (humps, for example) In the case of osteoporosis-related problems in the whole vertebrae, the combination of the Ballerina posture vest and the Atle back orthopaedic can prove very beneficial. That way you get great support for your pelvis as well as enabling the correct posture for your chest and spine, all at the same time. You can read more about osteoporosis at www.osteoporos.org
Ballerina + Atle orthopaedic
For osteoporosis-related problems in the vertebrae and spine, using both the Ballerina posture vest and the Atle back brace makes for an excellent combination. That way you get great support for your pelvis as well as enabling the correct posture for your chest and spine all at the same time. Treatment using both the Atle and the Ballerina can be recommended for the following conditions:
• Recurring and acute lumbago (lower back pain) attacks
• Back failure
• Lumbago sciatica, where back pain predominates over sciatica pains
• Lumbago and lumbago-sciatica, where the pain is related to staying in certain positions or undertaking certain movements.
• Certain pain conditions with known causes such as spondylolisthesis, spondylitis, osteoporosis and spinal stenosis
Impingement syndrome is a condition in which the tissues in the shoulder are pinched and cause a great deal of pain. Putting excess strain on your muscles or simply ageing (or a combination of both) are common causes for the condition. It usually manifests itself as a pain when lifting your arm outwards and upwards, making it difficult to extend. It is then important to reduce the load and tension on these movements and to gradually introduce exercise in order to increase the load resistance. Talk to your physiotherapist for tips on the right kinds of exercise to perform. The Ballerina vest can help you maintain the correct posture to prevent strenuous loads, thus creating the best conditions for the afflicted regions to heal.
Read more at www.impingement.nu
With the appropriate kind of compression, the Ballerina posture vest can help reduce pain by reminding your body of the best position to maintain the correct posture.
A clavicle fracture (collarbone fracture) can be difficult to tend to as it might be hard to bandage correctly. It is quite common for patients to get a figure-8 bandage that loops around the shoulders and back, a style that can chafe and cause additional discomfort. It is also not unusual for the fracture to heal incorrectly. With the Ballerina posture vest, you can count on reducing the pain and a much better recovery than other alternatives.
Using the Ballerina when suffering from thoracic kyphosis (a hump or S-curve, which can often occur when afflicted with osteoporosis) can provide several positive effects:
• Pain relief
• Imporved digestion
• Reduced risk of urinary incontinence and other problems associated with urination
• Facilitate breathing
Did you know?
The Ballerina was also designed to be used as an aid in training. It was created for someone who might "collapse" during the exercise, as a way to ensure that their posture is preserved by placing the vest/bandage in the right place over their shoulders. It was designed to sit in place without causing chafing or irritating the nerve plexus.