1. Smith Oliver

    I think this is exactly what I need now. I have been having this strange and annoying pains in my back lately.
    I haven’t tried any of these two shirts before. I guess I would just have to choose either of the two. I like the idea that both shirts shy away from bracing and instead focus on retraining the muscles to achieve a healthy posture. I think that’s a better way to go.
    Thanks for this review.

    • Hi Smith,
      There are times when braces are needed. For example, a runner may want to use an ankle brace like the Zamst-A2-DX to recover from a harsh ankle sprain. That said, it’s always better to have a long term solution for any back related problem. A device or product that restricts or support muscles sometimes proves to be nothing more than a ” band aid.”

      Thus, I am impressed that both the AlignMed Posture Shirt and Intelliskin Foundation shirt use technology designed to provide biofeedback and activates muscles necessary for a healthy posture. Customers seem to think highly of both products. Some people, to illustrate, have done physical therapy while wearing their Intelliskin shirt and say it helped them recover faster. Others say their back pain was lessened by the AlignMed Posture Shirt.

      I think you will benefit from either shirt.

  2. isaac

    I suffered from back pain a few years ago due to slipped disc and can attest that correcting my body posture is the best thing that I’ve done. Immediately, my back didn’t hurt as much. But of course, like Chuck, it’s almost impossible to keep a straight back all the time and my back would hurt once in a while. A product that could help me keep my back straight all the time is like a dream come true. I just wonder is there any deterioration issues if we wash the shirt using washing machine?

    • Thabo Nkomo

      Hi isaac,

      I understand what you are going through  because my mother  also suffers from chronic back pain. In my research on both shirts I have found that they are easy to take care off and are machine washable. AlignMed recommends that you wash the shirt in cold water and hang it out to dry. They say don’t wash it with abrasives like velcro or zippers. Intelliskin advices that you was the shirt in gentle cycle with cold water and hang out to dry.

      I hope this helps. Feel free to contact me any time if you have more questions.

  3. Hector

    Very informative article. I was actually thinking of getting the Intelliskin Foundation Shirt because I heard it has more support than the AlignMed. I heard it’s a lot harder to get into, but that’s because of the support it offers. I know that the creator of intelliskin has worked with a lot of surfers. So maybe the Intelliskin focuses more on shoulder and upper balance where alignMed may be a better shirt to ease back pain. What do you think?

    • Hi Hector,
      I think the Intelliskin Foundation shirt and AlignMed are both great products for fixing bad posture. However, I think you make a good point that Intelliskin does indeed focus more on shoulder and upper balance. I think the AlignMed has shown to solve more back related problems. I think which shirt works best for you may depending on what part of the body you want to address and which you feel offers more support.

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