Bracing is currently chosen as the non-surgical treatment for scoliosis. This method is chosen to prevent the curve from progressing as the spine continues to grow. Studies have shown that bracing is effective in preventing the progression of the adolescent scoliotic curves.
Bracing has proven to help prevent progression of scoliosis. If you would like to read some of this research, click here.
Each case of scoliosis is unique and we need to understand that congenital scoliosis, neuromuscular scoliosis and idiopathic scoliosis in children and adolescents all respond and develop differently. So when it comes to using bracing as an option for treatment you will need to consult with an experienced scoliosis practitioner who can assist and help you understand the process and the potential outcomes of treatment.
There are different types of braces that can be used at different stages and with different types of scoliosis depending on how the patient presents.
SpineCor braces are dynamic and preserve normal body movement and growth, which promotes a normal lifestyle. The brace can be worn easily and comfortably under clothing, and isn’t easily noticed to the untrained eye. This helps patients to accept their treatment plan more easily, and it has been found that they are more compliant when it comes to wearing their brace.
A brace is used as part of the treatment plan. Before a brace is adopted, a clinical, x-ray and postural evaluation will take place with your medical practitioner. This is conducted to assess the type and degree of scoliosis, so the correct type of brace can be suggested. A brace is usually worn for 20 hours a day. This is why a good fit is important, so that the patient can be as comfortable as possible. The brace must be worn while sleeping, and the patient needs to take two 2-hour breaks from the brace at the least active times of their day. Patients are encouraged to wear their brace as much as possible, except for swimming and bathing.
Bracing is accompanied with a physiotherapy exercise program, to ensure best results. These are worked out to the patient’s specific needs.
The CMP Brace is Rigid, 3D postural over-correcting brace, the CMP Brace is asymmetrical in design. Unlike many other rigid braces in this class, it utilises curve classification and corrective movement principles, offering optimally focused correction.
The CMP Brace optimises in-brace curve reduction. The combination of spinal elongation and realignment provides optimal conditions for curve correction during growth.