Recently, I was contacted by the creator of the NecksLevel neck strengthening device, Scott Dickenson, DPT. I get contacted on a regular basis by people that have some sort of device or supplement to sell, but they just don’t stand out. If I can’t figure out what your device does or how it can help our patients, I don’t move forward.
The first time I saw the NecksLevel device, I thought “what a great idea.” His website has easy to follow videos on how to get the most out of it, but I think the average person would jump on it immediately and have the basics down in just a few minutes.
Here’s a video we put together to review the device.
Once I received the device, Scott was nice enough to schedule a Zoom call to make sure I knew how to use it. While helpful, I feel confident that I would have had the basics down right away. His website has additional videos to show you how to easily use the device and actually implement a neck strengthening program.
What did I like about NecksLevel?
First takeaway is that the name is great and the device is easy to use. Even more importantly, I can tell it works right away. You can add different levels of resistance to continue to make this device challenging for your posture needs. I can imagine that most people won’t get past the first couple of bands. It’s a noticeable difference when you go from no bands to 1 band. Adding the more challenging bands aren’t needed to notice a change, but this will allow people that feel they already have strong necks to continue to be challenged.
The movements are low impact, smooth, and you can tell your neck is getting stronger while you’re performing the exercises. There’s options for rotation, extension, and you can isolate one side of your neck at a time. Isolating from side to side was probably the exercise that I would not have thought to do on my own.
The device is clearly high quality. It’s metal, sturdy, and solid.
What didn’t I like about NecksLevel?
With everything that was great about this device, the one thing that will present challenges is the price. I assume with time, the price will come down. While I would love NeckLevel in every patient’s home, I know that it’s just not possible with the current price point of $895.
Scott was nice enough to offer a discount to my patients & readers of this blog. If you use coupon code “CORECHIRO” you can save $200 off the price of the device. That’s still may be a big price for people that don’t have a lot of neck issues and just want to be preventative.
At this point, I think it’s more likely that a chiropractor or physical therapist would utilize NecksLevel in their office to improve their patient’s neck strength and achieve better posture. This would be a good device and would likely have better results than some of the simple pads that are attached to walls or doors. For the average person, the price will likely hold them back from adding this to their home care routine.
I would keep an eye out for the price to change in the future, and pick up a NecksLevel when it does. It really is one of the first posture improving machines I’ve reviewed that I thought was worthwhile. There are rental options if you’re not ready to buy.
If you’re ready to add NecksLevel to your home or clinic, you can visit the website and learn more at https://neckslevel.com/