What kind of brace may I need for Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a condition where an individual's spine curves three dimensionally; consisting of a side-to-side and rotational component. The most common type is idiopathic scoliosis. If it is detected while the spine is growing treatment may be indicated. The Gold standard for conservative treatment is hard shell custom bracing.
There are different types of braces. All come with various styles and philosophies to treat the condition and halt curve progression.
Orthobility Bracing provides two types of scoliosis braces:
Custom Gensingen Cheneau: Designed with a 3-dimensional body scan and x-rays. The information is sent to Germany and the brace is fabricated in Boston, USA. The shell is sent back to our shop to be fine-tuned & fitted on the client. Because this custom spinal brace is not made in Canada, it does not fit the criteria to be covered by government ADP funding. It may however, be covered under your private health insurance. The Gensingen brace is an over-corrective brace.
Custom Scoliosis Brace: Designed through a torso cast done on site & turned into a body mold of the client. The brace is crafted, fine-tuned and fitted on site. As such, it fits the criteria covered through the government ADP funding model. The client's portion would be 25% of the cost.
Both braces are effective, but are created differently. Make sure you are getting the brace best suited for your needs and funding model. Contact your private insurance and ADP (PH:416-326-6506) to get complete details on coverage for each, or contact our specialists to get details.
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