What evidence is there to support the Gensingen Brace®?
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At what point should my child be fitted with a scoliosis brace?
Adolescents with progressive scoliosis and significant growth potential should be fit with a brace to prevent scoliosis from progressing.
What results can a family expect when a child is fitted for the Gensingen Brace®?
Stage of development, age, spinal flexibility, compliance and other factors will influence outcomes at the conclusion of scoliosis bracing. With the exception of the rarest cases, patients who have worn, or are wearing, the Gensingen Brace® all over the globe are demonstrating, at minimum, halted progression. Many have demonstrated visually recognizable postural improvements and some degree of Cobb angle reduction as well. For this reason, the Cheneau-Gensingen is a very exciting new development in the evolution of scoliosis bracing. Of course, results will vary by individual.
How many hours daily will my child have to wear the Gensingen Brace®?
Daily brace wear will be determined by the practitioner but as a rule, 18 to 20 hours for progressive curves and for those with severe scoliosis. When the Gensingen is fabricated as a night-time brace, the hours are reduced.
What is the purpose of the openings in the Cheneau-Gensingen® brace?
Each Gensingen Brace® is designed according to an individual’s scoliosis curve pattern with room for rotational breathing according to the Schroth method for scoliosis. The brace developer, Dr. Hans-Rudolf Weiss, is the third generation of a legacy of three esteemed practitioners who over the nine decades have developed, refined and elevated conservative scoliosis treatment to the point that it is quickly spreading internationally. Not only is Dr. Weiss the brace developer of this technologically advanced brace, but also the world’s foremost Schroth method expert.
Dr. Weiss designs each brace for optimal corrective effect so that each breath taken while wearing the Gensingen brace is a corrective breath.
How long will it take my child to get adjusted to the Gensingen Brace®?
This varies by individual. Some kids are fit and begin to wear the brace almost regularly right away. This is because the comfort factor is significantly better than scoliosis braces of the past. Some kids may take a week or two to fully adjust to the brace. Kids who have switched to the Gensingen brace from other braces find it much easier to wear.