Sorry, It’s been a while since I last stretched my blogging muscles but I wanted to tell you all about this new posture shirt which I was kindly gifted by Active Posture for the Purposes of Review.
Their clothing is the only posture correcting clothing which is registered by the FDA and claims to reduce neck, back and shoulder pain, stimulate muscles and improve blood flow. It works on similar technology to KT tape which I love but it very difficult to put on yourself and often causes irritation for those in the EDS community so I was very excited to try it.
I had a slight sizing issue to start with. You are sized based on your weight and chest size but since I’ve always been a lot heavier than my frame suggests it wasn’t quite right. I ordered a medium and it felt too roomy. It wasn’t sitting flat and after wearing it for an hour or so (the time it takes to test it out) I wasn’t feeling anything. So I returned it and got a small which was a very simple process.
I ordered the zipper version. This is recommended for anyone with shoulder injuries as it is easier to put on and I think for anyone with EDS that is prone to shoulder dislocations or subluxations it’s the only option. I was a little gutted about the colour range for the zipper option versus the normal and, for reasons I’ll talk about later, I would choose the standard option if my shoulders had allowed me the choice.
I put it to the test at the gym, whilst away on an activity weekend for my boyfriend’s birthday and whilst at home. You can watch my video review to see the shirt in action.
I like to get bad things out the way so I’ll start with the not so positive parts:
Overall, I’m really surprised and impressed with the shirt and how it’s performing and I’m sure I’ll keep you posted in my vlogs with how it might be improving my posture long term. They also have a range of bras and leggings which I’d definitely be interested in trying in the future.
Please also check out my video review for some more info and to see the shirt in action and feel free to ask any questions in the comments.
Active posture have also been kind enough to give all of you 10% off using discount code Jenni10 if you’d like to give the shirt or any of their other products a try for yourself.
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I adore the Push grip basal thumb braces!! Best I’ve ever tried, by a long shot, and easiest to keep clean.
The compression shirts look good, but only go up to a 44-46″ bust. I’ve had too many visits from the Boob Fairy to qualify! And long sleeves to control PoTSie blood pooling would be better for me. It’s a shame — they do have some nice colours.
Off to compare sizes and offerings at Tommy Copper, which I’ve also heard good things about.
The Thumb braces are the best! I had a bit of trouble with their sizing as I should’ve been a medium according to their guide but had to send it back and get a small. They also have a great returns policy so always worth a shot. It’s way more that a compression shirt the main reason I use it is for the KT tape technology which really helps with Should subluxations . I’ve not seen the Tommy cooper ones I’ll take a look. I’m also looking into DM orthotics.