May 3, 2021

2022 Brace Design Contest

5th Annual Scolios-us Brace Design Contest

The 5th Annual Brace Design Contest has officially closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a design this year - your strength and creativity inspire us all! Our t-shirt fundraiser is officially open. More details can be found below!

11 & Under Winners




12 & Up Winners




Honorable Mentions








It’s hard to believe that this is already our 5th Annual Brace Design Contest! To celebrate this huge milestone, raise money for wonderful causes, and continue spreading awareness for scoliosis, we are thrilled to be doing our first T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER featuring a collage of our 2022 Brace Design Contest designs! We are so excited to showcase your strength creativity! The fundraiser will benefit Higgy Bears, Children’s Scoliosis Foundation, and our Scolios-us Mentor Program.

Meet Your 2022 Judges!

Leigh Davis, MSPO, CPO, FAAOP

Leigh Davis, CPO is an orthotist/prosthetist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Leigh served as an American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists Board Member from 2012-2020 including serving as President 2018-2019.  She is also a member of the Academy’s State of the Science Program committee, the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Panel, and a founding member of the Women in Orthotics and Prosthetics Committee. Leigh’s clinical interests are in pediatric orthotics, particularly orthotic treatment of scoliosis.

Luke Stikeleather, CO

Luke Stikeleather is the Founder and President of the National Scoliosis Center (Fairfax, VA, and Baltimore, MD), where he serves as the Chief Orthotist exclusively specializing in scoliosis treatment. Luke is an internationally recognized scoliosis expert, with over 30 years in the field. Some of his accolades include associate fellow with the Scoliosis Research Society, founding member and 2018-19 president of the International Society of Spinal Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT), and serving on the BRAIST Bracing Evaluation Committee.

Katelyn Carlson

Katelyn Carlson is a licensed bodyworker and Hakomi trained specialist who learned to navigate her own scoliosis journey with body based healing modalities and now guides others along this path to feel free, nurtured, and whole. Beyond the physical expression of scoliosis, Katelyn knows first hand the impact it can have on one’s mental and emotional wellbeing and how important it is to receive support for that as well. Katelyn provides 1:1 mentoring, support, and somatic coaching for teens, parents, and adults impacted by scoliosis.

Check Out All of our 2022 Designs!


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