Cheneu brace was first introduced in 1979, by Dr. Jackes Cheneau and Professor Matias. Cheneu brace was named after Dr. Jackes Cheneu, and was made exclusively according to his instructions. During its history of development, it has changed its form and function.
Sanomed brace is designed according to the principles of Cheneau brace and it is 100% compatible with Katharina Schrot exercises. It was designed by the German institute "Sanomed", whose design was mostly contributed by Michael Rexing. Sanomed brace is a complex corrective asymmetrically constructed orthosis, which is characterized by pressure zones (pads) and free spaces (expansion zones). The most important functions are derotation, elongation and correction of the sagittal plane (side view of the spine). Pressure zones (pads) are placed at the level of prominent parts of the body. They produce maximum force at the apical part of the curve (top of the curve). Expansion parts match with collapsed parts. This space allows breathing movements that achieve additional derotation of the spine. The breathing mechanics imposed by the brace create an additional dynamic effect of derotation, reshape the chest and, through its action, influence the formation of the sagittal curves of the spinal column. Brace biomechanics can be explained by the action of pressure zones and expansion zones.
The efficiency of the brace depends on: the position of the pressure zones (pads), their level, distance and orientation in space, which work as a system of pairs of forces. The curvature, more precisely its pattern, determines the specificity of the design of the pressure zones and the space for breathing or expansion. For a good standard, a reliable classification is essential and necessary. In order to determine the classification of scoliosis, it is necessary to do an X-ray. The type of the brace is determined exclusively according to the classification and pattern of the scoliotic curve, which means that each brace is unique and individual.