Q: How does posture clothing work, and how can it improve my posture?
Posture clothing was developed to activate muscle memory and create postural awareness. The ability to respond to sense of touch, pressure and temperature is enabled by 20,000 to 80,000 nerve endings, depending on the area of the skin. These nerve endings send a signal to your brain, causing you to relax tense muscles and activate inactive ones. Posture clothing is a supplement to training, therapy and treatment. It helps to create a constant flow of information between the nerve receptors in the skin, and the brain. This ensures activation of specific muscle groups, which can enhance performance, minimise risk of injury and reduce recovery time.
Q: Which size should I choose?
Our posture clothing size guide is very accurate, but individual fit must be taken into account. Your optimal size when wearing posture clothing commonly differs from your regular size. If you are between two sizes, we recommend you choose the smaller size. Our size guide can be found on every product page.
Q: How tightly should the clothes fit?
Our posture clothing adjusts to your body shape and it was designed for a tight fit. They should fit tightly to your body, but not uncomfortably.
If you would like to exchange a size, contact us within the first 30 days after purchasing, and we will exchange your product to a different size. Our customer service managers are experts on sizing and they would love to help you if you have any questions about choosing the right size.
Q: When should I wear posture clothing?
At any time! When you train, shop, walk, travel, work, do chores and just generally go about your day. The clothing will improve your awareness of your posture, helping you to improve it while you carry on with your day.
Q: How long should I wear posture clothing for?
When you wear the clothes, your muscles are continuously activated, so it is down to personal preference. In general, the shirts should be worn for 30-60 minutes every day or every other day during the first week. As your posture gradually changes and your muscles start to respond, you can slowly increase the duration.
If you experience slight soreness in your upper or lower back muscles, stop wearing the product for the rest of the day and wear it again the following day. This gradual progress enables a smooth, easy transition, and helps maintain an aligned posture.
Q: When will I see an improvement in my posture?
You will see and feel the improvement in your posture immediately. However, the body needs time to build the strength to maintain correct posture on its own. A change in muscle memory is achieved when posture clothing is worn during everyday activities, such as walking, working and exercising. Your posture improvements will be enhanced by movement. Movements that you perform frequently have maximum impact on the speed of the change in muscle memory. The most noticeable changes will be achieved after the clothes have been worn over a period of approximately 60 to 90 days.
Q: Who should not wear posture clothing?
People with severe physical disabilities should contact a physiotherapist or doctor before wearing posture clothing. If you have just undergone any surgery, contact a specialist to find out if it is too early to work on posture. We also recommend children and adolescents under the age of 16 refrain from using posture clothing without consulting their physician or physiotherapist. Other products in our shop might be a better option for children and adolescents, please feel free to phone our customer service team to discuss options.
Q: Is pain relief and improved posture guaranteed?
The vast majority of our customers experience noticeable improvement. To get the most benefit from our products, it is essential to use them as instructed. Carefully read the manual enclosed in the package that you received, and remember that your body must slowly adapt to the altered posture. Should you have any questions concerning the posture clothing, please contact us.
Q: How long will products from ActivePosture last?
It depends on the care and frequency of use. Our products are made with quality and longevity in mind, but as with any other article of clothing, it will display signs of wear over time. It is important that the care instructions are followed and that items are never dried in the tumble dryer, or washed at temperatures above 30°C.
Q: What is the best way to care for the product?
Our products are machine washable at 30 °C. NEVER tumble-dry the products, they must air-dry. Do not iron. Each item will have a care label attached.
Q: How do the products differ from a corset or brace?
Posture clothing is not a corset or brace. It changes the posture by assisting the body to self-support through posture awareness. The muscles are free to move, rather than being fixed in place as with corsets and similar support systems. Corsets and braces restrict mobility and weaken the muscles over time, as the body is made dependent on the external mechanical support. ActivePosture products stimulate muscles so they build strength.
Q: Can I return a product?
We always wish for you to be satisfied with your purchase. Should the product show any manufacturing defects we will replace it. Normal wear, and damage caused by misuse are excluded from the warranty. Please read our Terms and Conditions.
If you are not satisfied with the product, you have the right to return it within 30 days. The product must be returned to ActivePosture in the same condition in which you received it. Accordingly, the product must not show any traces of sweat, perfume or any other damage. It must be returned in its original package with all washing and product labels retained. You may use and wash the product within the 30 days, however, if you’ve dried it in the tumble dryer, we will not refund it due to damage.