Spinal Braces are designed to provide support, comfort, and correction to your spine. They apply forces directly to or around the affected spine and torso to increase stability and reduce pain. At Chin and Partners, we provide off -the-shelf and customised options. Our Orthotists will assess your condition and evaluate the treatment prescription to ensure you receive the correct fit and function.
We can classify spinal bracing into dynamic and static orthoses. Dynamic orthoses refer to soft braces that allow a degree or full range of motion (ROM) whilst static spinal bracing is rigid to prevent the range of motion.
- Dynamic orthoses (soft): These braces range from very flexible and elasticated braces which provide warmth to the affected area while providing some stability and a gentle reminder to hold posture to more structured elasticated braces that provide firm support and limit movement to the affected area of the spine.
- Static orthoses (rigid): The braces are rigid and may be either Off the Shelf (OTS) or custom made, depending on the severity of the injury or condition. They are usually required after you sustain a stable nondisplaced fracture or for corrective purposes for example scoliosis. Unstable or displaced fractures are usually treated surgically. Your Orthopaedic surgeon will recommend the best treatment plan for you.