Treating spinal conditions affecting teenagers and adults led Moira into the specialized field of Idiopathic Scoliosis where she helps patients understand the causes of Scoliosis, the ways of preventing it, as well as how to manage the condition in the long term using SpineCor bracing and specialized rehabilitative exercises.
The brace is a 3 dimensional dynamic scoliosis brace called SpineCor especially designed for idiopathic Scoliosis in both adolescents and adults.
SpineCor was invented by a team of 65 researchers led by Professor Charles H Rivard M.D and Dr. Christine Coillard M.D. of the Research Center, Sainte-Justine Hospital (Montreal, Quebec, Canada). It took more than 12 years to develop the world’s first truly dynamic corrective brace.
SpineCor has been well researched and the effectiveness, compliance, comfort and dynamic nature of the brace have shown to be the same if not better than the conventional hard braces. (J Pediatr Orthop _ Volume 30, Number 6, September 2010)
The brace is indicated for adolescent idiopathic Scoliosis patients with a Cobb’s angle between 15 and 45 degrees and Risser sign 0 to 4 or pre-menarche
The adult brace is indicated for painful degenerative idiopathic Scoliosis and can be used for all ages to help assist the patient’s posture and prevent pain.
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