We provide bracing systems for both Pectus Carinatum (pigeon chest) and Flared Ribs / Pectus Excavatum.
Pectus Carinatum Bracing
This is our flagship Bracing System which was first created in 1996. With over a decade of Pectus experience and modifications designed into it, the T-Joe has evolved into the premier brace used by physicians and the only FDA registered brace in the United States.
The design of the T-Joe Bracing System allows for improvement of mild Pectus Carinatum defects to the most severe asymmetric carinatum deformities. Due to its sleek mechanical design, the T-Joe has the flattest profile of any brace available and comfortable to wear. Although Its not invisible, socially minded teenagers enjoy the fact that it’s really hard to see under clothing.
The anatomically friendly shape of the brace allows for unrestricted arm motion and can even be worn during physical activities, such as sports team practices, and gym class. The T-Joe Bracing System is customized to each person ensuring comfortable fit, and the best correction to the Pectus defect. We also offer the only female version of the T-Joe Pectus brace for young ladies – pink color availably!
Flared Rib Bracing
We offer a version of the T-Joe Pectus Bracing System for Pectus Excavatum patients who often have ‘flared ribs’ or costal arch inversion. This is a condition where the lower ribcage sticks out and frequently goes along with both Carinatum and Excavatum chest wall defects.
The acclaimed T-Joe Pectus Bracing System boasts a custom design, and when coupled with our T-Joe Exercise Program and abdominal workout may re-shape the costal arches or flared ribs into a nice, flat, anatomically correct shape.
For Excavatum patients we suggest that it is best to wear the brace prior to PE surgery however the brace can also be used after surgery as well. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment.
T-Joe Exercise Programs
A Pectus Improvement Program has several components. The most visible is your T-Joe Pectus Bracing System. But we believe improving a Pectus defect is not just about buying a brace.
Our program includes not only your brace but also an exercise program in conjunction with your doctor.
Your customized exercise regimen will be based on a thorough assessment and physical evaluation.
You are also welcome to take our exercise suggestions to your own Physical Therapist or Personal Trainer.
Here in New Jersey we have joined forces with the NJ Center of Physical Therapy who will be happy to provide an even higher level of therapeutic treatment.
Our exercise programs are designed with our 20 years of experience to reverse some of the effects of Pectus such as weak muscles, loss of flexibility, and poor posture. We have seen dramatic results when exercise programs are utilized in conjunction with out T-Joe Pectus Bracing System or prior to the nuss procedure for Pectus Excavatum.
Your exercise program will consist of a warm-up, stretching techniques, strength exercises, and finally a cool down.
The workout may use such equipment as:
- Dumbells & hand weights
- Medicine balls
- Push up handles, resistive bands, & foam rollers
- Treadmill, stationary bike, elliptical
Contact our office for a personal training evaluation and workout session!