Bracing for scoliosis is often recommended under specific circumstances to effectively manage and potentially prevent the progression of the spinal curvature. Bracing is typically considered as an intervention during the adolescent growth spurt when the curvature has the potential to worsen. The decision to brace is based on several factors, including:
Degree of Curvature: Bracing is commonly recommended for curves that fall within the range of 25 to 40 degrees, depending on the patient's age, growth potential, and the risk of progression.
Risks of Progression: If a young individual's spinal curve is assessed to have a high risk of worsening, a brace might be recommended to prevent or slow down the progression.
Age and Growth Stage: Bracing is often most effective during periods of rapid growth, such as during adolescence. The goal is to guide the spine's growth in a straighter direction.
Type of Scoliosis: The type of scoliosis, whether idiopathic (of unknown cause) or related to other factors, can influence the decision to brace.
Individual Health and Lifestyle: Bracing might be recommended for individuals who are active and want to maintain their level of activity, as well as for those who want to prevent or minimize any negative impact on lung function or body image.
Diverging from the conventional methods of bracing, ScoliBrace takes a groundbreaking route. It employs an over-corrective, asymmetrical design, focusing on spinal coupling rather than relying on mere 3-point pressure. This innovative strategy ensures optimal results, promoting improved alignment and function of the spine and body posture within the brace.
At the heart of ScoliBrace's effectiveness lies its unparalleled customization. Using cutting-edge 3D scanning technology and computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD CAM), each ScoliBrace is meticulously crafted for the individual patient. This tailored approach, backed by a specific design algorithm, ensures that your brace fits perfectly, enhancing its efficacy and your comfort.
ScoliBrace goes beyond being a mere brace; it's an integral part of a comprehensive scoliosis care approach. From halting progression and reducing scoliosis curves to enhancing body symmetry, minimizing discomfort, and even potentially reducing the need for surgery - ScoliBrace is a versatile tool that can significantly impact your spinal health and overall well-being.
Unlike traditional braces that aim to immobilize the spine, ScoliBrace focuses on genuine individualization. By adopting an over-corrective stance, it guides your body into a posture that counteracts the scoliotic position. This revolutionary approach employs spinal coupling, allowing the spine to move with the body towards an improved alignment. This not only addresses scoliosis but also retrains your neurological connections for lasting benefits.
ScoliBrace isn't just a brace; it's a result of dedicated expertise. Our ScoliCare Clinics, led by specialized Scoliosis Clinicians, offer this transformative treatment. And even beyond our clinics, a select group of healthcare professionals trained and certified in the ScoliBrace system can provide this innovative solution.
Introduced in 2011 by Dr. Jeb McAviney, ScoliBrace has evolved into a global phenomenon. Its 3D custom design, patient-centered approach, and transformative capabilities have made it a pre-eminent bracing system, aiding countless individuals living with scoliosis.
Ready to embark on a journey towards a straighter, pain-free spine? Unlock the potential of ScoliBrace and step into a new era of scoliosis treatment. Contact us today to explore the possibilities and embrace the future of bracing. Remember, it's not just a brace; it's your path to a healthier, more aligned life. #scolibrace
DR. COLLIN HILLIARD, DC
A native of New Mexico, Dr. Collin studied Pre-Med at the University of New Mexico before earning his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Parker College of Chiropractic in 2002.
Dr. Collin Hilliard, a 3rd generation Chiropractor, has made a significant impact since the establishment of Elite Chiropractic. Serving the Austin area, he has brought relief to hundreds of individuals struggling with scoliosis, stress injuries, joint pain, allergies, migraines, and various other conditions. Expanding his reach in 2020, Dr. Collin started offering appointments in Irving, extending his compassionate care to a new community of patients.
Dr. Collin is the first Chiropractor in the region to receive his certification from one of the nationally recognized leaders in scoliosis treatment, CLEAR Scoliosis Institute. With cutting-edge techniques to provide people with scoliosis treatment that is an effective, viable alternative to bracing and surgery, Dr. Collin’s skill and expertise makes him one the most accomplished chiropractors in the Austin area for treating scoliosis.
In his spare time Dr. Collin enjoys hunting, fishing, mountain biking, working out, and riding his Harley.
Dr. Collin believes that the body is designed to heal itself without the use of prescriptions drugs or risky surgeries. Having never been to a medical doctor or been vaccinated, he is living proof that with a healthy diet, exercise, and chiropractic care, we can all live a healthy and vibrant life.