The Backpod for upper back and neck pain - designed to counter the iHunch
The Backpod is a practical New Zealand innovation for treating upper back and neck pain. It is especially effective for the very common hunched, tightened upper back which drives most neck pain and headache. Statistically, most people will get this problem sometime; one in six people will be in acute pain right now; and everyone knows someone who is stooped and sore - usually hunching over a laptop, tablet or smartphone.
The Backpod and its home care programme were developed by a New Zealand physiotherapist with 30 years’ experience in treating back and neck pain. The videos show the simple exercises, massage, stretches and posture found most effective to care for your upper back and neck at home.
The Backpod is a stand-alone home treatment device and ongoing care programme. It also helps and enhances existing treatment from doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and other health professionals.
The Backpod also has specific uses in opposing the twist in mild scoliosis and loosening restricted rib (costovertebral) joints, which are commonly tight in asthma and also drive most costochondritis (see Steve's YouTube video How To Fix (Most) Costochondritis and Tietze's Syndrome Chest Pain).
There’s a reason beyond pain why posture matters. Hunching sends out a message of low self-esteem and can actually create it. Perfect posture gets attention. See Dr Amy Cuddy’s TED talk (on YouTube with 30 million views) Your body language shapes who you are and her new book ‘Presence’ on posture and self-confidence.
Video presentation of the Backpod's programme - what you need to know to look after your own upper back and neck at home.
Backpod at a glance - short information sheet
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