The most common question is can we perform Schroth exercises in the brace?
Exercises according to the Schroth method can be performed in the brace, but only in 3D Sanomed brace, which is 100% compatible with Schroth exercises. 3D Sanomed brace is the so-called active brace, which means that during breathing, we achieve a better derotation effect of the spine. During the exercises in the brace, we focus on breathing in expansive zones (zones that correlate with concave sides) and on reducing contact pressure with pads (zones that correlate with convex sides) through previously well-learned corrective movements.
Exercises in the brace are of great importance for children who are unstable and who are not able to keep a corrected position. In this case, when the child does the exercises at home, without the supervision of a Schroth therapist, working in the brace gives us confidence that the child will do the exercises in the corrected position and that the possibility of mistakes is minimized. Exercises in the brace also can be applied to advanced exercisers, when we want to achieve a bigger focus on opening the breathing zones, where the brace helps them in correction.
The goal of exercises in the brace is to learn and practice corrected posture, better understanding of spine correction and better opening of respiratory zones.