Scoliosis Bracing Innovations, Inc. offers several spinal braces, for full-time wear, night-time wear, and for kyphosis (with or without scoliosis). Each brace is based on Lehnert-Schroth Augmented Classifications and designed by Dr. Hans-Rudolf Weiss from his extensive CAD library.
Gensingen Daytime Scoliosis Brace
The Gensingen Brace® is an effective spinal brace for growing adolescents with scoliosis in the mild, moderate and severe range. As more and more practitioners worldwide are providing the Gensingen Brace®, this innovative Cheneau-style TLSO is gaining an impressive track record and unprecedented results.
The Gensingen Brace® aims to improve Cobb angle in adolescents, not just halt scoliosis progression. This is accomplished with two main principles: overcorrection and Schroth rotational breathing. As demonstrated in the photos above, the Gensingen brace® has an asymmetric design for overcorrection. The benefit of having an asymmetric brace is that it works to induce a mirror image of the patient’s scoliosis, in the hopes of achieving some degree of curve correction by the time the patient is done with brace wear. The voids (openings) in the brace are strategically placed at the concavities in order to mimic the rotational breathing done during Schroth exercises – making the Gensingen Brace® a true “Schroth method brace.”
In addition to the clinical benefits, there are also important advantages for the patient. Unlike other spinal braces, the Gensingen Brace® is front-closing, which allows adolescent patients to put the brace on and take it off by themselves for greater independence. The lightweight polyethylene and less material over the chest and hip area make the brace more comfortable to wear, which may lead to improved compliance.
Patients wearing the Gensingen Brace® have also had significant postural improvements, and more recently, adults with scoliosis have begun opting to wear the brace part-time to help manage back pain. With its broad scope, the Gensingen Brace® is a proactive and inclusive option for a variety of patients with respect to age, classification, curve pattern, and severity.
Gensingen Nighttime Scoliosis Brace
Like the Gensingen Brace® (GBW) for full-time wear, the Gensingen Night® brace is custom-designed according to individual scoliosis curve pattern. This nighttime brace (worn during sleep, only) works by offering an augmented spinal shift. While night bracing is not as aggressive as full-time wear, it offers some level of protection for patients who refuse to wear a brace during the day. It is also a proactive option for adolescents with mild scoliosis who are at high risk of curve progression, when practitioners do not advocate bracing in the mild phase of scoliosis. Nighttime bracing is for adolescents who meet certain conditions.
Kyphologic Brace for Thoracic Kyphosis
The Kyphologic® spinal brace is a beneficial option for patients with kyphosis, kyphoscoliosis and Scheuermann’s. The principle behind the Kyphologic® brace is to reduce anterior vertebral load, which allows the spine to grow and improve toward a more normal physiologic position during adolescence. Adults with kyphosis, kyphoscoliosis and Scheuermann’s may also opt for the Kyphologic® brace to help with pain management and support.
Physio-logic® Brace for Thoracolumbar Kyphosis and Lumbar Kyphosis
The Physio-logic® brace is designed to re-establish lordosis in patients with thoracolumbar kyphosis and/or lumbar kyphosis. A study by Weiss and Werkmann included short-term measurements showing that significant pain reduction is possible in adult patients with chronic postural low back pain.