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Do posture correctors actually work??

Do posture correctors actually work?   Sayer Clinics the world-leading posture Clinics and Founder, Chairman, postural rehabilitation guru and chiropractor Dr Michael Durtnall has again been consulted by MailOnline for his expert advice to help educate their readers how to manage their posture.    

Vast numbers of people are now working from home during the ongoing Covid epidemic on inhospitable sofas,  painfully perched at low coffee tables or recesses under the stairs, hunched at low screens on ergonomically terrible chairs.   Dr Michael Durtnall was consulted to advise Mail readers  specifically “How to improve their posture and relieve back pain”.  This much praised article, full of Michael’s expertise has, unsurprisingly, lead to a deluge of requests for Initial consultation appointments at London’s Sayer Clinics from postural neck pain, back pain and costochondritis chest and rib pain sufferers who now realise their misery is caused by chronic poor posture resulting in spinal degeneration and nagging pain!   Sayer Clinics now offer posture, back and neck pain sufferers a ‘Digital Online Consultation’ with Dr Durtnall which involves completing detailed and in-depth symptom questionnaires, emailing us their postural photographs taken at home, showing their normal sitting and standing postures and, in particular, sitting at their work space or at their computer to see how badly they actually sit. Michael reviews all this information and then advises which standing, weight-bearing  low-dose, hi-resolution, digital x-rays need to be taken at Sayer Clinic: Kensington to help diagnose postural anomalies, leg length difference, swayback, kyphosis (rounded middle back), joint degeneration or calcification.   Forward-poking chin posture in particular soon causes gradually- increasing spinal degeneration in the neck and middle back with resulting nerve compressions, postural dysfunction and mind-boggling pain for which cover-up painkillers don’t work.   When Michael has reviewed all the x-rays and the symptoms he then reaches a clear diagnosisand advises on ideal, safe and effective treatment with his team of gifted spinal manipulators, deep tissue massage therapists and Japanese acupuncture experts who, as a team, are essential to overall rehabilitation of posture using deep myofascial work on the chest, ribs and pectoral, intercostal, diaphragm and upper abdominal muscles and neck and back muscles. We WhatsApp to our patients specific exercise videos to regain good posture and Michael’s personal videos on ‘how to sit’ and ‘how to stand’ which is a unique approach to recalibrate your brain posture-settingsto accept your new balance with chest up, shoulders relaxed, head over shoulders, looking at the horizon, not constantly down at your phone or the floor!   Sayer’s expert posture rehabilitation program resets your posture for life towards a happy and healthy future into upright and active old age🌞