Spinal Orthoses includes cervical orthoses, cervical-thoracic orthoses, thoracic orthoses, thoracic-lumbar-sacral orthoses, lumbar-sacral orthoses and lumbar orthoses.

Do you suffer from any of the following?

-Upper/Lower back pain

-Pins and needles going into your legs or arms

-Posture problems

-Fracture of the spine

-Trying to delay that surgery

Have a look at the different options that we offer, or visit our office for a quick evaluation to make sure that you get the right back support.


Types of Spinal Orthoses

Elastic support/ Pulley system support

Elastic back supports are a type of spinal brace commonly used to treat low back pain. Lower back pain can be caused by a number of things and elastic back braces are often prescribed to treat low back pain associated with:

  • degenerative disc disease
  • trauma, fracture, or injury
  • Mild spinal deformity (such as scoliosis)

Pulley systems are used for your more severe cases where we would like to have more support applied to the lower back than what elastic braces can give.



Hyperextension Braces

Hyperextension braces are commonly used to treat spinal compression fractures and help your back recover after spine surgery.  Hyperextension braces are used to treat fractures and back pain that occur where the thoracic spine meets the lumbar spine. It is designed to limit movement in these two regions of the spine because it features three pads that help stabilise the spine.

Hyperextension braces feature a rectangular metal frame that goes over the front of the body to limit front bending. This frame puts pressure on the chest and pubic bone. A hyperextension brace puts pressure and support on the thoracic spine, because it is primarily used to treat spinal compression fractures that occur where the upper back meets the low back. This pressure keeps the spine in an extended position


Jewett Brace

A Jewett brace is a three points pressure system of orthosis, which is used for controlling the flexion of the spine. It is a hyperextension orthosis, which allows extension but prevents flexion of the spine.

The Jewett Hyperextension Spinal Orthosis helps control and support your spinal posture, helps reduce pain, prevents further injury and promotes healing.  It will remind you to keep your back upright and straight.  It is often prescribed for the treatment of compression fractures or fractures on the front side of the spine.


Molded Jackets

A molded jacket or a thoracolumbosacral orthosis (TLSO), provides rigid stabilization to treat a number of spinal conditions, including spinal fractures and scoliosis.

A molded jacket is a total-coverage brace that supports a large area - from the thoracic spine, lumbar spine and sacrum.  This type of spinal brace provides a strong external support for your thoracic and lumbar regions. Molded jackets may help treat a variety of spinal conditions like:

Spinal fractures (including burst fractures and spinal compression fractures)

  • Scoliosis
  • Scheuermann's kyphosis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Lumbosacral belts

 Miami Lumbar®

The Miami Lumbar® is an easy-to-use lumbar orthosis for post-surgical immobilisation, pain relief and the protection of injured ligaments or muscles. The superior anatomical design follows the contours of the spine while simultaneously ensuring better immobilisation and patient comfort. The modular system enables step-down treatment options for every stage of the recovery process. A TLSO attachment can be used for maximum immobilisation, which stabilises the spine up to T7. Lumbosacral belts are designed to provide pressure on your abdominals, thereby reducing weight and stress on your low back. This type of brace provides lumbar spine stabilization, so it creates an optimal healing environment for a number of lumbar spine conditions, including low back muscle strain.