Scoliosis braces are used to stabilise the curvature of the spine and prevent the scoliotic curve and rotation increasing. For some users braces have been found to provide correction to the initial angle. Scoliosis braces can be either rigid or dynamic. Rigid braces work by applying pressure above and below the curve as well as on the opposite side this helps to limit the progression of the curve. Dynamic braces are flexible and achieve support by using dynamic panelling or strapping. Often these types of braces need to be worn for 16 to 23 hours to see the best results.
What are the indications for use of a scoliosis brace?
There are many indications for using a scoliosis brace. These include:
- Moderate curve (20°-40°)
- Progressive curve
- A curve of 30° or more at diagnosis
- Children or adolescents who are still growing
- If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a scoliosis brace please contact us to discuss.
What are the benefits of a scoliosis brace?
There are many benefits that come from using a scoliosis brace. These include:
- Control of the curve
- Possible reduction of the curve
- Reduced pain
Dynamic braces can enable users to lead a more active lifestyle due to being less restrictive than a rigid brace.
There are many benefits using a scoliosis brace to find out more please contact us to discuss.
What types of back supports are available?
There are a number of different types of back supports available including:
- Custom Rigid Brace
- Aspen Peak Scoliosis Bracing System
- DMO Scoliosis suit