You just found out that you have scoliosis and need to get a back brace to help avoid surgery. That is a lot…we know! One way to make the process of getting a brace less stressful is to ensure you wear the right clothing to appointments with your orthotist (brace maker).
The first appointment usually involves measuring, scanning, and sometimes an X-Ray. To get the best measurements possible, we advise our patients to wear form-fitted clothing. At our office, we provide every patient with a tight-fitting, white shirt to wear during their measurement and delivery appointments.
- Wear fitted clothing
- Do not wear jeans or pants/shorts with belts (or belt loops)
- A bra (or sports bra) to keep on under the white shirt (color does not matter)
- Yoga pants, leggings, compression shorts, or athletic shorts/pants with an elastic waistband
- Athletic shorts/pants with an elastic waistband, or compression tights/shorts
A diagnosis of scoliosis, and the idea of getting a brace, can be difficult. Our goal is to educate you regarding the process, provide the best care possible, and make the experience less stressful. That begins with successful appointments and getting a customized brace to stabilize and improve your curves.