Scoliosis Patient Center
Scoliosis brace design and technology have come a long way since their bulky, rigid predecessors were the industry norm. Modern day scoliosis braces are thin, flexible, and low-profile enough to fit under most clothing.
Recent breakthroughs in scoliosis bracing, most notably going from treating scoliosis one dimensionally to treating it in three dimensions, have made bracing the preferred conservative treatment option for most providers. As a result of this new way of thinking about and treating scoliosis, scoliosis bracing has become more effective, comfortable, and fashion-friendly than ever before!
Dressing for scoliosis doesn’t have to be difficult. Our best advice is to dress in whatever makes you feel comfortable and confident! Here are a few of our patients and their suggestions.
You can wear a brace and still dress to impress. Here are some tips and links to help you do just that.
Always wear a tight-fitting undershirt under your brace. It will give you an extra layer of protection between the brace and your skin.
Infinity scarves are a great accessory that look stylish and can help conceal your brace
Statement necklaces and other accessories can help distract the eye
Long, button down shirts and oversized cardigans will all do a great job of concealing your brace
Check out the videos below for fashion tips from our favorite Scoliosis Brace Superstar YouTubers:
Here are a few links to undergarments that our patients love:
Remember, you’re not in this alone! It can be easy to forget that when you’re going through something that’s hard, but it’s important to remember. You have a strong support system and there are tons of local organizations, online communities and support groups dedicated to scoliosis. It’s easy to get connected if you want to find people to talk to. Below are resources we’ve compiled to help you along your way.
Scolios-us, LLC, is a web-based platform intended to empower patients with the tools and resources they need to be successful along their scoliosis journey.
Curvy Girls is an international scoliosis peer support for girls.
Boys: Contact us! We have quite a few boys who have gone through or are going through treatment and we are happy to connect you.
Medical and Scientific Information
It is often said that knowledge is power. To that end, we encourage you to educate yourself utilizing the resources below. The more you know, the more empowered and in control you will feel over your condition!
Medline Plus: Helpful links with easy-to-read descriptions and definitions.
Scoliosis Research Society: Good source of basic information.
National Scoliosis Foundation: General information on scoliosis.
The Center for Young Women’s Health: Good resource for young girls.
Scolios-us: a web-based platform intended to empower scoliosis patients with the tools and resources they need to be successful brace-wearers.
Spinal Dynamics: Located in Wisconsin, this site has great information about scoliosis physical therapy and what to look for even if you don’t live in Wisconsin.
Scoliosis Physiotherapy & Posture Centre: Located in Ottowa, Ontario, offers scoliosis physiotherapy (physical therapy).
Scoliosis Insights: Learn more about scoliosis from our experts and colleagues.