Myths and Facts:
Types of Braces
Here ends the general consensus on what bracing should and shouldn’t look like for scoliosis. Below I will go over some of the general TYPES of braces that are issued so that you can be informed about your options. Note that some orthopedic surgeons are only comfortable with certain types of braces.
TLSO (thoracic lumbar sacral orthosis)
In the past 20 years there has been significant development in the area of 3D bracing.
Scoliosis is a change in spinal posture in 3 dimensions. Schroth Therapists are trained to favor 3D braces because they better compliment our goal of correcting alignment in all planes. They are newer and do tend to be more expensive.
Whatever brace is to be used is ultimately up to the parent(s). Just make sure that your bracing option works well with your care team and child so that you can be on the same page for treatment approach.
Let us know if you have questions about how bracing and Schroth work together!
Rachel Clay, Scoliosis Specialist
I help people with scoliosis and posture issues return to normal life without pain, feel better about their body image, prevent worsening of their curves, and avoid surgery using specialized exercise!