phone
509.586.2828
Fax: 509.586.2525

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

Your Scoliosis BraceEl cors© ortop©dico

Your Scoliosis Brace

When to Call Your Doctor

  • You gain more than 10 pounds

  • The brace starts fitting differently

  • The brace hurts you or rubs your skin, causing redness or a rash

  • Something keeps you from wanting to wear your brace

A brace helps stop the curve in your spine from getting worse as you grow. It may also help keep you from needing surgery. To do the job, the brace needs to be worn almost all the time until you are fully grown.

Image
Wear your brace over a clean white t-shirt, but under the rest of your clothing.

Fitting the Brace

An orthotist is the person who makes and fits the brace to your body. Before the brace fits you right, you will most likely go to the orthotist a few times to have it adjusted.

Tips for Wearing a Brace

  • Wear only a clean white T-shirt under your brace to protect your skin. Choose a shirt that fits tight so there are few wrinkles. Change the T-shirt every day and when it gets dirty or sweaty.

  • Keep your skin clean and dry. Shower daily.

  • Don't hide the brace from your friends. Tell them what it is and why you have to wear it. You will most likely find that your friends will be great support.

  • Ask your orthotist about the best way to clean your brace.

  • See your doctor as often as he or she asks you to. This way, the doctor can check how well the brace is working for you.

Image

Keeping Active

Your doctor may ask you to do some exercises to help keep your back flexible and make it stronger. Do them as often as your doctor suggests. Stay active by walking and doing other activities. You can still play sports if you want to. You can take your brace off for certain sports, such as swimming and running. Your doctor can tell you more about this.

Date Last Reviewed:

Date Last Modified: 2002-07-09T08:39:52-06:00

Experience optimal physical therapy techniques and compassionate patient care at Benton Franklin Orthopedic Associates and Benton Franklin Physical Therapy. Call us today at 509.586.2828 to schedule an appointment or use our online Request an Appointment form.

Decrease font size Default font size Increase font size
Top 10 Physical Therapists in Kennewick, WA 2015
Congratulations to Benton Franklin Orthopedic Associates for winning the 2015 Patients' Choice Awards in Kennewick Physical Therapist
Verified by Opencare.com
Video Gallery
videods