Behind the Curve: Debunking Top Scoliosis Myths (Part 7 - Fit)
Part 7 of 7: Having the right fit is crucial in making sure your scoliosis brace is comfortable and effective. In this post, we focus on myths about the fit of your scoliosis brace.
Myth #20: All scoliosis braces are the same.
Not true. Some braces are good, some are bad. Getting a quality brace, such as one made by Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics, ensures good quality. But the real factor in a good brace is whether the orthotist that measured and fit the patient is certified and has ample experience understanding, measuring and fitting scoliosis patients.
Beware of imitations, there is many braces in the market today claiming to be Boston Braces when in fact they are really Boston-style braces made by others.
Myth #21: An anterior opening brace is as good as a posterior opening brace.
There is no evidence to support this fact, and both have proven to be effective. We at Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics make both anterior (front) and posterior (back) openings. Many of our patients have told us they prefer to have straps on the back of the brace so they are out of the way and do not show under their clothing.
Myth #22: Patients need help to put on and take off a Boston Brace.
Not true. Most patients are able to self-don and self-doff. During the first few weeks of wear, they may need some help until they are familiar with how the brace should be positioned on their body. After that, patients should be able to put it on and take it off without assistance. We always provide straps of different lengths so they're easy to reach.