FAQ's

Still got questions you need answering? We’ve put together some of the most common queries about PosturePlast to hopefully give you all the information you need to use it effectively. If you can't find what you need to know here contact us at info@postureplast.co.uk

How does PosturePlast work?

Once applied, PosturePlast keeps your spine in the right place – what Adam calls the safe zone. PosturePlast will help you to stand, bend and twist in the right way, improving your posture and so put less stress and strain on your back. It will also reduce the tension in your back which will help with the back pain.

If you have a disc problem, PosturePlast will hold the spine and body in the correct posture, keeping the fluid around the disc in place and allowing it to repair and heal uninterupted by further damage.

Which back problems can PosturePlast help with?

PosturePlast is recommended for:

  • General lower back pain caused by daily life and activities such as driving and gardening
  • Disc injuries including slipped, herniated, torn bulging and prolapsed
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle injuries such as spasms, strains, tension and stiffness
  • Ligament and tendon spreains and tears
  • Joint and facet injuries
  • Pregnancy related back pain

PosturePlast can also help to reduce pain and improve quality of life in the following conditions, although it can not resolve the underlying condition itself

  • Long term degeneration and wear and tear
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyolisthesis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumtica - pelvic region

Who can use PosturePlast?

PosturePlast can be worn by any adult with lower back pain. It is also safe to use if you’re pregnant or taking other medications as it doesn't contains any heat or medication. It can be used alongside many other treatments for back pain, such as physiotherapy or osteopathy.

Who should not use PosturePlast?

PosturePlast is not suitable for children as it is not designed for smaller bodies

Do not use if you have known reactions to plasters.

Postureplast should not be used on broken or sensitive skin or wounds.

Do not use PosturePlast if you have sciatic symptoms into both your legs. You should contact you doctor before use if this is the case. If you have pain or any change to sensation in the crotch area or change to passing water you should contact your doctor before use.

Can I use PosturePlast when pregnant?

Yes. Because PosturePlast contains no drugs and does not use heat or cold, it is safe to use during pregnancy.

Can I use PosturePlast with painkillers or other medicines?

Yes you can as PosturePlast will not interact with any medication. We hope that you won’t need painkillers once PosturePlast has started working on correcting your posture.

Can I use PosturePlast with a TENS machine?

Because PosturePlast is worn on your back it is likely that you will not be able to place TENS machines pads on the area required – the TENS pads need to be in contact with your skin.

Are there any side effects?

There are no side effects from using PosturePlast.

When you take the PosturePlast off some of the glue may be left behind on your skin. You can remove this with soap and water, medical wipes or make up remover.

A very small number of people may find that the PosturePlast irritates their skin. Take the PosturePlast off as soon as you notice these symptoms.

How do I know if PosturePlast is in the right place?

Once the PosturePlast is on you should find that it controls how much you can move but it won't stop you doing your usual activities. It may feel like you can’t move as freely as before – for example you might sit more upright or you may not be able to bend or twist as far as you could without the PosturePlast but this is your body operating in the correct safe zone.

Because PosturePlast encourages you to sit in a more upright position you may need to adjust your car seat or the desk and chair when you sit to work or use a computer.

If I don’t apply it right first time, can I pull it off and reapply?

Sorry - PosturePlast cannot be peeled off and reapplied. Once it is applied and then removed it loses its adhesiveness and shape, so will not work properly.

We recommend that before you peel off the protective backing, you test the positioning on your back first. If you are not sure about putting it on, look at our how to use film and instructions

What will happen if I put it on in the wrong place?

If the PosturePlast is in the wrong place it won’t be changing your posture or giving you the support you need. This won’t harm your back, but it will mean that you won’t get the full benefits of using the PosturePlast, such as pain relief.

Can I reuse PosturePlast?

No. PosturePlast can only be used once. When you take it off it will lose its support and stickiness and will not work properly. Always put on a new PosturePlast.

Do I need to wear PosturePlast all the time for it to work?

If you have lower back pain all the time, PosturePlast is best worn all day, every day. After a while you should learn good posture habits which will reduce the pain and mean you don't need to continue wearung it long term.

If you have back pain only when you play sport or do activities like gardening or DIY, then you can wear PosturePlast when you’re doing these activities.

How long can I wear a PosturePlast for?

We advise that you can wear each PosturePlast for 48 hours. The adhesive is hypoallergenic and of the highest quality - the type used on surgical dressings.

Can I sleep with it on?

Yes, you can sleep with PosturePlast on and many customers have told us this helps them sleep better.

Can I wear it in the bath or shower? Will it dry out after?

PosturePlast isn’t waterproof  However you can dab it dry and and continue wearing it, just like you would with a plaster on your finger.

Can I wear it when swimming?

PosturePlast isn’t waterproof, so if you get it really wet when swimming, it may come off. You can try dabbing it dry before dressing and some of our customers have told us this works well for them.

Can I wear PosturePlast during sporting activities?

Yes you can, but remember if you are in pain, physical activity may not be advised at this time. However, if you use PosturePlast for sports such as golf, equestrian, fishing or sport where good posture is important, you may find it helpful. If you sweat a lot during sports this may affect the adhesive.

Where is PosturePlast made?

PosturePlast is made entirely in the UK.

Extra advice

When wearing PosturePlast it is advisable to not maintain one posture for longer than 30 minutes. This allows muscles and fluids around your joints and disc to disperse inflammation and encourage increased blood supply.

Any more questions? Contact us at info@postureplast.co.uk and we will answer you as soon as possible.