Pediatric Treatment

Pediatric Brace


The SpineCor® Dynamic Corrective Brace was developed in the early 1990s after rigorous research and clinical trials by a team of 65 researchers based at Ste Justine Hospital in Montreal, Canada.

SpineCor® treatment is different to conventional non-surgical treatments, which are all essentially rigid or semi-rigid braces. SpineCor® recognizes and attempts to control not only the progression of the deformity, but works to rebalance and strengthen the abnormal musculature, improve posture and to reinforce and integrate positive neurological feedback.

Benefits of the SpineCor® brace:

  • It can provide stabilisation or correction of Idiopathic Scoliosis from a 15° Cobb angle and above.
  • It is fully flexible, allowing normal body movement and growth.
  • It allows children to lead a normal life.
  • It is worn easily and comfortably under clothing.
  • It increases children’s treatment acceptance, helping to achieve better results.


The SpineCor® Dynamic Corrective Brace is made up of two sections:

The first section consists of the pelvic base (1), the crotch bands (2) and the thigh bands (3). Its role is to act as an anchoring point and support for actions applied to the patient's trunk by the corrective elastic bands.

The second section consists of the bolero (4) and the corrective bands (5). This is the part designed to make the correction of the scoliosis curve. The fitting of the corrective bands is specific for each patient and depends on the type of curve.


Before fitting the SpineCor® brace, a series of evaluations are carried out:

  • Clinical evaluation: to evaluate the child’s growth and the pattern of any postural abnormalities.
  • X-ray evaluation: recent x-rays of the child’s spine will be studied to evaluate their type of curve and its potential for progression.
  • SpineCor® Assistant Software (SAS): a computer will record data from all our evaluations and calculate the child’s specific curve classification. The software will also specify the exact brace fitting details for the child. Once the brace is fitted, the changes to the child’s spine and posture will be evaluated.

Parents are shown how to fit and remove the brace (it is very easy!).

Regular follow-up appointments will be held to monitor the child’s progress and adjust the brace if adjustments are necessary. If it is required, patients may also be prescribed a shoe lift at the time of the brace fitting..


Usually the SpineCor® brace is worn for 20 hours per day. The four hours out of the brace should be taken at two or more intervals during the least active part of the child’s day. The brace must be worn while sleeping.

The length of SpineCor® treatment will depend on the child’s age when the treatment is started and the severity of their curve. It is always a minimum of 18 months. Adolescents typically wear braces for an average of 26 months, whilst juveniles may require brace treatment for many years.

To optimise the effects of the brace, children are encouraged to perform any type of sport WEARING the brace