Collier and Laurence Orthotics Practitioners now Certified to provide the 3D-Cad Cam Chéneau-Gensingen Scoliosis Brace
The Gold Standard of scoliosis bracing is the result of three generations of development.
- CAD/CAM is used for the creation of each curve-pattern specific brace for a three-dimensional treatment addressing all three planes
- Treats mild, moderate and severe scoliosis
- A viable option even for patients with 40°+ curves
- Custom fabricated with voids and pressure zones to work in conjunction with Schroth Method Best Practices
- Front closing design and less material for more comfortable fit and ease of application
Dr. Chéneau was the first brace developer in 1979 in an effort to advance and improve scoliosis bracing an to work in conjunction with the Schroth corrective breathing method developed by Katharina Schroth, and the classification system being developed by Christa Lemert-Scroth. In the 90’s, Dr. Hans-Rudolf Weiss (Christa’s grandson) hosted courses at the clinic demonstrating Dr. Chéneau’s bracing concepts. At the time, braces were still being fabricated from a mold of the patient’s torso through casting. Dr. Weiss went on to develop the ‘Chéneau Light®’ brace. It had a record of improved patient outcomes and reducing the need for scoliosis surgery.
The newest Chéneau-Gensingen brace design has evolved to a higher standard with the advent of CAD/CAM technology and many years of documenting and researching in-brace results. The unusual features of the brace work to reduce spinal rotation in all three planes. Openings positioned at the spinal concavities and corrective pressure points are plotted with CAD/CAM and fabricated to have a built-in correction effect according to a patient’s individual curve pattern. This exacting fit is much more tolerable for the patient which contributes to improved corrections and happier patient. As a treatment solution, this brace can be 90% effective for avoiding surgery with full patient compliance. In some cases, patients have been able to partial reimbursement through their insurance.
Our practitioners trained recently with Dr. Marc Moramarco, the most experienced Schroth Method practitioner in the United States.
Dr. Marc Moramarco visited Dr. Weiss at his facility in Germany and they discuss the benefits of Cheneau bracing over other bracing methods in the video below.