July 9, 2018

Brace Information

Brace Information

Being measured and fit with your scoliosis brace can be a bit overwhelming at times. You will receive lots of information during your appointments. If you don't remember all of it, don't sweat it. Here you will find just about everything you need to know about wearing and taking care of your scoliosis brace.

Wearing Your Scoliosis Brace

Here you will find basic information about wearing your scoliosis brace.  Topics covered include treatment goals, appointment information, putting on your brace, cleaning instructions, clothing suggestions, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out some frequently asked questions here. Find answers to questions, such as "Can my brace get wet?" and "How often does my brace need to be adjusted?"

Bracing Research

To put it simply, BRACING WORKS. Did you know that one study was stopped early because bracing was shown to be so effective? Keeping patients out of a brace was ruled to be unethical, so the study was forced to end early. Read more about bracing research here.

Scoliosis Overview

For some people, a scoliosis diagnosis comes as a shock. You might not have even known what scoliosis was before you found out that you had it. If you want more information about scoliosis, you’ve come to the right place.

Questions to Ask Your Orthotist

When you are being measured for and fit with your brace, you might not know what questions to ask. Here is a list of questions to get you started, such as "How do I put on and remove the brace if no-one is there to help?" and "Is bracing commonly used for my curve type?"

Dressing With Your Scoliosis Brace

Figuring out what to wear with a big piece of plastic wrapped around you can be a bit challenging at first. Here you will find information about what to wear under your brace and suggestions for what to wear on top.

How Is Your Brace Fabricated?

Ever wondered how your scoliosis brace is made? The process is probably more involved than you think. Click to see the whole process!

How Does Bracing Make You Feel?

The Bad Sobernheim Stress Questionnaire (BSSQ-Brace) is an 8-question survey that makes it easier for you and your healthcare team to recognize any psychological stress caused by your brace. Once you submit your answers, your score will be shown on the next page, along with tips and tricks for reducing your stress! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Scoliosis Surgery Information

Sometimes, surgery cannot be avoided. Some curves are just aggressive, and some are already at a surgical magnitude when they are first discovered. We want you to feel supported during every part of your scoliosis journey. Here, you will find some information about what to expect going into your scoliosis surgery.

Don't Forget!

Don't forget that all of this information is for general information purposes only. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this website with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician and/or orthotist. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical attention because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.

Congrats to our 2019 Brace Design Contest Winners - Ellie, Suzanne, and Ava!

Brace Information

Being measured and fit with your scoliosis brace can be a bit overwhelming at times. You will receive lots of information during your appointments. If you don't remember all of it, don't sweat it. Here you will find just about everything you need to know about wearing and taking care of your scoliosis brace.

Wearing Your Scoliosis Brace

Here you will find basic information about wearing your scoliosis brace.  Topics covered include treatment goals, appointment information, putting on your brace, cleaning instructions, clothing suggestions, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out some frequently asked questions here. Find answers to questions, such as "Can my brace get wet?" and "How often does my brace need to be adjusted?"

Bracing Research

To put it simply, BRACING WORKS. Did you know that one study was stopped early because bracing was shown to be so effective? Keeping patients out of a brace was ruled to be unethical, so the study was forced to end early. Read more about bracing research here.

Scoliosis Overview

For some people, a scoliosis diagnosis comes as a shock. You might not have even known what scoliosis was before you found out that you had it. If you want more information about scoliosis, you’ve come to the right place.

Questions to Ask Your Orthotist

When you are being measured for and fit with your brace, you might not know what questions to ask. Here is a list of questions to get you started, such as "How do I put on and remove the brace if no-one is there to help?" and "Is bracing commonly used for my curve type?"

Dressing With Your Scoliosis Brace

Figuring out what to wear with a big piece of plastic wrapped around you can be a bit challenging at first. Here you will find information about what to wear under your brace and suggestions for what to wear on top.

How Is Your Brace Fabricated?

Ever wondered how your scoliosis brace is made? The process is probably more involved than you think. Click to see the whole process!

How Does Bracing Make You Feel?

The Bad Sobernheim Stress Questionnaire (BSSQ-Brace) is an 8-question survey that makes it easier for you and your healthcare team to recognize any psychological stress caused by your brace. Once you submit your answers, your score will be shown on the next page, along with tips and tricks for reducing your stress! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Scoliosis Surgery Information

Sometimes, surgery cannot be avoided. Some curves are just aggressive, and some are already at a surgical magnitude when they are first discovered. We want you to feel supported during every part of your scoliosis journey. Here, you will find some information about what to expect going into your scoliosis surgery.

Don't Forget!

Don't forget that all of this information is for general information purposes only. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this website with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician and/or orthotist. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical attention because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.