A revolutionary new scoliosis bracing system using modern computerized modeling technology
July 13, 2017

WELCOME TO THE L.A. BRACE

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Thoraco-Lumbar curve overcorrected
where the spine will naturally self-correct.

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Thoraco-Lumbar curve overcorrected
where the spine will naturally self-correct.

The term Scoliosis comes from a Greek word that means “crookedness” or “curve” and is a condition in which the spine is bending away from its normal alignment in a 3-dimensional manner. Left untreated, it can get worse and can eventually lead to other more serious problems. Studies have shown that, in most cases, scoliosis is most effectively treated with hyper-corrective asymmetrical rigid back braces.

 

There are many different designs of scoliosis braces. Braces in the US have typically been symmetrical braces as popularized by the Boston brace. Most braces used today are based upon the SRS classification and therefore have 4 templates (or blueprints), namely Lumbar, Thoraco-Lumbar, Thoracic, and Double. The LA BraceTM is an asymmetrical bracing system similar to those used in some parts of Europe based upon Cheneau’s principles of bracing. The LA BraceTMsystem recognizes multiple patterns of scoliosis and uses 13 different scoliosis templates to strategically place pressure areas and void areas to encourage the spine to move into a straighter alignment. The LA BraceTM represents probably the most advanced scoliosis bracing system available. It uses modern computerized modeling technology (AGP and CADCAM) with the latest in our knowledge of force application systems to develop a customized computer model from which The L.A. BraceTM is fabricated.

 

Prior bracing studies indicate that current bracing treatments receive widely different results, predominantly due to the variance in skill and experience of the Orthotist and the subjectivity involved in placement of correction forces. Now with The L.A. BraceTM this is no longer a problem. By utilizing sophisticated algorithms and advanced CAD modeling, The L.A. BraceTM is able to ensure effective and consistent correction.

SCOLIOSIS INFO

Scoliosis is a problem that causes your spine to deviate from its ‘normal’ alignment.Scoliosis has been described as more of a physical condition than a diagnosis.

BRACE INFO

Scoliosis bracing was traditionally provided by orthotists skilled particularly in the art. The orthotist would design and make braces and make adjustments to braces under close guidance of the orthopedist.

PRACTITIONER INFO

While every scoliosis curve seems to differ in its presentation, we believe scoliosis curves do form into predictable patterns. Classification systems attempt to find patterns and group curves into these patterns (classes).

PATIENT INFO

We know from experience and from prior studies that to be effective at preventing your scoliosis from developing, it must be able to apply firm force to your body to realign the spine into a straighter alignment.