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What is a corset?

An orthosis that fits around your torso to correct spinal deformities.

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Physiotherapy

We train you in the everyday use of your corset.

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The first step

Information meeting

Spinal radiographs should be taken if the physician’s physical examination indicates scoliosis. This is the only way to identify the type and extent of scoliosis,

and the x-ray image will be used by the physician to measure the lateral curvature based on the Cobb technique (named after the scoliosis classification of John Robert Cobb). The extent of the curvature determines the further course of treatment, the diagnosis and the necessity of a corset.

If a corset is required, the doctor together with the orthopedic technician will determine the type of corset and the treatment concept. During the information meeting, you will also be informed about the different forms of physiotherapy and the use of the corset.

How many curves?

These three types of corset are available

The corset is made of elastic plastic and is custom-fit around your torso. The strict waistline is due to the need to create the necessary pressure for the straightening. The corset usually extends from the pelvis to the chest. It is supported at the pelvis in order to continue the correction upwards along the spine. At the chest, correction takes place via the rib arches, which are directly connected to the vertebral bodies. The rotation of the vertebral bodies can be influenced and straightened in this way.

The type of corset you need is determined by the number of curves that your spine has. The curves can be clearly seen from the x-ray image. Basically, a distinction is made between scoliosis with three or four curves or only one curve deep down in the lumbar region.

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Scoliosis? Ask Melli!

Physiotherapy for corset wearers

In the series “Scoliosis? Ask Melli!" our physiotherapist Melli explains the different types of scoliosis and shows you practical exercises that you can do at home.

Your path to a corset

If your doctor notices scoliosis, he will take an x-ray of your spine. If you need a corset, come to us with your prescription. We will inform you about the corset treatment and possible forms of physiotherapy in an initial meeting.

Using the SimBrace® process, we can simulate the fit and function of your corset in advance. To do this, you will first be placed in a special appliance. Together with a physiotherapist, we determine and fix the optimal position of your spine. We then scan this corrected body position. The result is a 3D model of your torso from which we produce the actual corset.

For optimal wearing comfort, we make corrections to the corset shape and determine the position of the correction pads.

At first, wearing a corset creates a rather unusual feeling. The body thus tenses initially and tends to push, rather than to softly and elastically adapt to the correction. Our physiotherapists will help you choose the type of therapy for your home and discuss the options for designing your day-to-day activities, including school and leisure.

You need time to familiarize yourself with the new body sensation in the corset. Acceptance within your social environment also plays an important role. It is important that your friends and family are made familiar with the new situation. Your therapist should help you get the most out of your movement with the corset. The aim is to move the spine and make the muscles supple so that the correction pressure of the corset can be pain-free. You should also learn to breathe into the space inside the corset to reinforce the correction.

It is important to check your posture regularly during the day. Talk to your physiotherapist about how and when you can integrate corrective movement into your daily life.

Everything simulated?

SimBrace® – our new digital scanning technology

Nathalie and Selina show you how SimBrace® works. This is a newly developed process in which the functioning of the corset can be simulated before production. This method eliminates the need for a plaster cast!