a new breakthrough treatment for
idiopathic scoliosis utilising a dynamic
brace, clinical assistant diagnostic
software (SAS) and postural measurement equipment
(Freepoint). In worldwide clinical use, this
new treatment has been shown to be effective
in 89% of cases (either by stabilisation
or improvement in Cobb angle of the curve).
The SpineCor® treatment
approach is completely different to that of
traditional 3-point pressure rigid braces;
it is the first and only true dynamic bracing
system for idiopathic scoliosis. SpineCor®’s
unique approach to treatment by global postural
re-education has been shown to give progressive
correction over time which, unlike any previous
brace treatment, is extremely stable post brace
weaning. Clinical experience
to date also shows better compliance and cosmetic
highly effective in treating early stage
of idiopathic scoliosis as demonstrated in
our case studies. It also offers significant
benefits to patients who discover their condition
late. The real challenge is, therefore, to
increase the awareness of the importance
of early diagnosis and, that a viable early
intervention is now available.
Corrective Brace is prescribed for idiopathic
with Cobb angle between
15° and 50° and Risser
sign 0 to 3. Its efficacy for treating
neuromuscular, neurological or other types
of scoliosis is unknown and generally non-idiopathic
scoliosis is contraindicated.
The brace is prescribed to be
worn by the patients 20 out of 24 hours per day
until they have reached maturity, with radiological
evaluations performed prior to and immediately
following the fitting of the brace, and every
4 to 6 months afterwards.
To accommodate for growth and
postural changes, corrective bands need to be
adjusted frequently and require replacement each
6-12 months for optimum brace performance. Major
brace components can last from 1.5 - 2 years.
A patient manual is provided that guides the
patient in properly wearing the brace, as well
as maintenance. The brace can only be fitted
by SpineCor accredited practitioner.