Scoliosis braces

Scoliosis braces

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
  • SpineCor

What is the process to be receive a scoliosis brace?

The process to receive a scoliosis brace would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring / Casting
  • Fitting
  • Review

In order to receive the most appropriate scoliosis brace you will need to undergo an assessment with one of our orthotists. This will involve a discussion about your scoliosis, what your goals are, as well as discussing your lifestyle (hobbies and activities etc). Following the discussion your orthotist will be able to establish which device will be most suitable. They will then need to take a series of measurements and a cast or scan, if your brace is to be custom made, to ensure the brace size is selected correctly. Following this your details will be sent to the manufacturer for your brace to be created. Once complete you will be required to visit for a fitting where your orthotist will check that the brace is comfortable to wear and will provide advice on how you should wear the device.

How do I arrange an assessment for a scoliosis brace?

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email

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