The Original Bending Brace is the Carolina Bending Brace designed by C. Ralph Hooper Jr., CPO. It offers a revolutionary approach to the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis. While similar to other systems that employ bending to correct adolescent scoliotic curves the Original Bending Brace from Carolina is a nocturnal only treatment.
By taking advantage of the non weight bearing postures in sleep the pelvis can be manipulated, thereby enhancing the correction of some lower curves. Nighttime only wear frees the adolescent of the negative body image so often associated with this type of treatment, allowing full participation in normal, social, athletic, and academic activities.