Posture Curve helps back stiffness and restores a healthy, strong posture, providing controlled traction and a deep muscle massage
The Posture Curve was developed to loosen a stiff back and provide traction - one segment at a time. In just 3 minutes of use, the Posture Curve will traction all five segments of the lumbar spine in the low back. Before and after using bending measurements show the benefits of using the Posture Curve. The two knuckles straddle the back and fit along the muscles. Trigger points or sore areas in muscles associated with back strain are easily identified as the knuckles of the Posture Curve are moved from segment to segment providing a deep muscle therapy along with traction.
Works best through your clothing and the depth of muscle penetration is always at your control. On a pain or soreness scale of 1 to 10, try to stay around 5. If you find the massage knuckles too painful, simply cover with a towel and remove towel or layers as you progress to greater levels of pain relief and as back stiffness is released.
Allows precise spinal areas to be stretched and traction can be done sitting or while lying on your back. The traction allows movement between each segment, alleviating pressure on the discs in the back. This helps to relieve nerve pressure from pinched nerves and herniated, protruded or buldging discs which can cause back and leg pain or sciatica. Using the Posture Curve is an active procedure which is recommended by professional health care providers.
Posture Curve also helps to restore the normal posture to the back which helps restore structure and strength to the entire spine. Posture affects and moderates every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal production. Back and neck pain, headaches, moods, blood pressure, pulse and even lung capacity are among the functions most easily influenced by posture. In fact, it has been shown that older men and women with poor posture have higher mortality rates!
At Posture Curve, we strive to improve not only back pain and stiffness, but to increase your overall health by helping to correct poor posture and the related health problems associated with it.
Posture Curve is safe and easy to use. It will not hurt the back because it straddles the spine and the massage knuckles work along muscles of the back and never touches the spine itself. Tight, stiff muscles sometime feel painful, however you always have complete control of the pressure. Use the Posture Curve twice daily for maintenance, to your preference or other times as directed by your healthcare provider.
Posture Curve study conducted by Brian M Hickey, PhD, Department of Health & Physical Education -Florida A&M University.
Posture is defined as how the body is positioned while standing, sitting or lying down. The lower back region plays a key role in dictating one's posture from the muscles to the spine, where lumbar disc compressive forces can be increased as much as 275%.
The study objective was to determine if 3 minutes of segmental stretching would effect lower back stiffness and flexibility. Segmental stretching was performed by the Posture Curve because of its ease of operation and segmental specificity.
Twenty volunteer subjects between the ages of 20 and 35 years performed a sit and reach test immediately prior to - and following intervention of - a 3 minute segmental stretching routine directed to the lower back.
The procedure starts just below the beltline and last lumbar vertebra -- and continues upward to immediately above the first lumbar vertebra.
Each of the 6 stretches is located about 1" apart and requires approximately 30 seconds per segment.
Total stretching time - 3 minutes
Results of University Study
"Back stiffness reduced 26%"
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