Ladies keeping abreast of their bra sizes!

Whitehall Physiotherapy in Birkenshaw, Bradford, hold a bra fitting event.'d318a316
Whitehall Physiotherapy in Birkenshaw, Bradford, hold a bra fitting event.'d318a316

The perils of wearing the wrong size bra have highlighted by a physiotherapist.

Whitehall Physiotherapy in Birkenshaw organised the event to demonstrate the problems wearing an ill-fitting garment can cause, such as neck and shoulder pain.

Women went along to be measured and learn about the benefits of a well fitting bra.

Roslyn Price, from the clinic, said Sue Bellamy from Brief Encounter underwear shop in Brighouse brought along some samples and measured visitors to check whether they were wearing the right size garment.

And she said Sue found only two women who came to the event were wearing the correct size bra.

She said: “A recent survey found that 85 per cent of women in the UK were wearing ill fitting bras which were strangling their breasts, leading to chronic neck and shoulder pain.

“Bras act like a suspension bridge. A well engineered bra is needed so that shoulders don’t end up doing all the work.

“Those that don’t fit well will affect the muscles in the neck and shoulder and increase the curve in the upper back.

“Muscles under constant strain then have to carry the weight of the breast which leads to tightening of the upper trapezius and shoulder shrugging muscles.”

Roslyn said the event had been so successful, more would take place in future.