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The AlignMed® Posture Shirt® is doing "a pretty good job of keeping everything straight as far as my back and my shoulder – making sure everything is aligned," Howard said at the Laker's practice facility after a morning shootaround. "A lot of people think that it's just a regular polo tee, but it's not," says Howard. "It's a shirt that was made strictly for posture to make sure the scapula and everything stays like that."

 

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Journal Of Athletic Training Publishing Duke/UNC Study: Clinicians Recommend Alignmed Posture Shirt® For Prerehabilitation And Rehabilitation To Treat And Correct Posture

LOS ANGELES Feb. 25, 2013 The National Basketball Association (NBA) approved the AlignMed Inc. Posture Shirt® as medical device for Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers who suffers a shoulder injury and is recovering from last year’s back surgery. Since February, Dwight Howard, has played wearing the AlignMed device.

Now, two new studies report their own results on the AlignMed products. The results of the research have national implications in preventing sports injuries and suggest a population level solution to rising costs of musculoskeletal disorders and treatment. 

The first study conducted by the Athletic Medicine Division, Intercollegiate Athletics, Duke University, Durham, NC in combination with the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Exercise and Sport Science Department  at UNC, Chapel Hill and two other universities, published in the February issue of The Journal of Athletic Training established clinical evidence that the AlignMed Inc. Posture Shirt® corrects posture, increase electromyographic (EMG) activity of the upper, middle, and lower trapezius muscles in healthy overhead athletes and should be recommended for prerehabilitation and rehabilitation exercises in the athlete with poor posture. 

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AlignMed Posture Shirt®  shown to increase speed, accuracy and blood flow in professional baseball pitchers.

New study at USC presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.

While Dwight Howard of the Los Angles Lakers has been ripping up the courts of the NBA wearing an AlignMed Posture Shirt® , a study to be released at the AAOS 2013 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois on March 20-22 demonstrates that AlignMed Posture Shirts help baseball pitchers by keeping them in the game longer with significantly increased blood flow, increased velocity and accuracy.

The effects of a posture shirt on throwing velocity, throwing accuracy and blood flow in professional baseball pitchers: a pilot study by Stephen Gibbs, Fred Weaver MD, Tom House PhD, C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr. MD demonstrating that the AlignMed Posture Shirt® increases speed, accuracy and blood flow



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Posture is Key to Health

Feb 13, 2013 12:19:31 AM

"Musculoskeletal disorders and diseases are the leading cause of disability in the United States and account for more than one-half of all chronic conditions in people over 50 years of age in developed countries.  The economic impact of these conditions is also staggering: While musculoskeletal diseases are common, disabling and costly (approx. $890billion or 7.7% of the Gross Domestic Product), they remain under appreciated, under recognized and under resourced."

AlignMed products see a populaiton level solution to prevent and treat muscloskeletal disorders thorugh a simple solution to a complex problem.  

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Joanie wrote in to tell us this story about her foundation, Circle of Friends (COF), how she met an incredible friend as well as her constant devotion and appreciation for our Posture Shirt. Here is her story.

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