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How to treat Scoliosis with the Chéneau-Gensingen Brace

This gold standard of scoliosis bracing treatment is the result of three generations of development.

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.

The 3D Chéneau-Gensingen brace utilizes the latest bracing technology for the best possible outcome:

  • 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

History of the Chéneau Brace Development

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.

Learn more in this Research Study: A Prospective Cohort Study of AIS Patients with 40° and More Treated with a Gensingen Brace (GBW): Preliminary Results

CAD/CAM technology, comfortable design and solo donning.

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. In addition, most patients will not need assistance after they learn how to don the brace.

Our practitioners trained with Dr. Marc Moramarco, the most experienced Schroth Method practitioner in the United States. In the video, Dr. Marc Moramarco visited Dr. Weiss at his facility in Germany and they discuss the benefits of Cheneau bracing over other bracing methods.

The Schroth physcial therapy method is used in conjunction with brace therapy for best possible outcome.

Best practices for Schroth Therapy from our friends at Scoliosis3DC.

Learn about the history of the Gensingen brace development and how they set the standards for better scoliosis patient outcomes.

Seeking the Scoliosis Treatment Secret – A Personal Journey

Read about Dr. Moramarco’s healing journey with his daughter after she was diagnosed with scoliosis.

Contact us if you would like to learn more!

Now part of the Collier Family – Laurence Orthotics and Prosthetics

Laurence Orthopedic is now associated with Collier Orthotics and Prosthetics.

Laurence Orthopedic was established by Matt Laurence in 1946 and has been providing prosthetic and orthotic patient care services to the Oakland and the East Bay communities for over 70 years.
Laurence Orthopedic specializes in orthotic treatment for scoliosis and clubfoot and state-of-the-art prosthetic services for veterans with limb loss.

Director of Prosthetics George Villarruel talks about the Collier-Laurence transition.

My name is George Villarruel, Director of Prosthetics at Collier-Laurence Orthotics and Prosthetics. I want to speak about the additions-acquisition of Laurence Orthotics and Prosthetics into the Collier Family. This will allow us to service new accounts and to spread our philosophy of compassion and service to the orthotics and prosthetics communities. We feel we can provide excellent service to the pediatric and adult populations in need of an orthotic or prosthetic device.

Continue to our website for help with your orthosis or prosthesis.