The SpineCor Scoliosis Brace – A first of its kind in South Africa

MER Healthcare Consulting has introduced the new Scoliosis SpineCor Brace to the South African market. SpineCor is 3 dimensional dynamic brace used to help prevent progression of a curve in Idiopathic Scoliosis for adolescents and degenerative painful scoliosis in adults.

In light of International Scoliosis Awareness Month in June, MER Healthcare Consulting will be introducing the SpineCor Brace in South Africa, to provide a new treatment option for patients and parents of patients who are living with idiopathic Scoliosis. The Brace is designed to help treat and prevent progression of the curve in idiopathic scoliosis patients. Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. The device is a three-dimensional soft dynamic brace that provides the same efficiency as rigid braces in stabilising and improving curves during treatment in young teens between the ages of 10 – 17 years of age.

MER Healthcare Consulting founder, Dr Moira Robertson, remarks ‘’Scoliosis, is a 3-dimensional deformity of the spine, so requires a 3 dimensional approach to help treat this condition. Current available treatment in South Africa use mostly hard bracing which in most cases is 2 dimensional treatment. Our patients have been relying on hard bracing despite the 22 year existence of SpineCor bracing worldwide. The public are not aware of it but this month, we have committed ourselves to ensuring that all are educated about scoliosis and what can be done to treat and manage this condition effectively.”

The key benefit and advantages of using the SpineCor Brace is compliance, it is dynamic and comfortable, it prevents progression of the curve, and children can still play sport while wearing the brace and it helps relieve pain in adult scoliosis. Using SpineCor, patients can lead a daily and normal life.

‘’We would like to inform and educate the public more about scoliosis and the SpineCor Brace. The brace is effective in the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis and readily available to adolescents and adults living with idiopathic Scoliosis’’ Concludes Robertson.


About MER Healthcare Consulting

MER Healthcare Consulting is the holding company which has a few healthcare branches focusing on conservative treatment for spinal conditions. The company was established in 2014 in South Africa. For more information on the SpineCor Brace, click on the link