Profile

Gez Bowman is the inventor of The LA Brace and the owner of The LA Brace Company and owner of The LA Brace Center. He is also owner of Valley Orthopedic Technology, an orthotics and prosthetics practice. Gez began his career in England where he had a background of math and computing prior to moving into the field of orthotics and prosthetics. 

In 1992 he received his Boston Brace training which started his interest in scoliosis bracing. In 1994 after moving to the US he began making asymmetrical scoliosis braces hand crafted to casts of each patient. In 2000 he began developing the AGP data acquisition system that came to fruition in 2003 when he also trademarked the name The LA Brace™. Gez specializes in scoliosis, kyphosis and pectus bracing and continues to refine and improve The L.A. Brace™ and develop new LA Brace systems for improved outcomes. Gez completed an article for ‘Physical Therapy Theory and Practice’ detailing The L.A. Brace™ which was published in 2012.

Gez has a teenage daughter and teenage son and is an avid soccer fan and player.

 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

1983 to 1986 Paddington College, London, England: BSc Orthotics and Prosthetics
1983 to 1987 OPTEC, London, England: Diploma of Orthotics
1987 Member British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists
1991 to 1992 Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland: Post Graduate Diploma in Prosthetic Biomechanics by Distance Learning.
1992 Certified in Boston Brace for Scoliosis
1995 ABC certification in Orthotics granted (CO 2582)
1998 Certified in Charleston Brace for Scoliosis

 Orthotic Inventions and Developments

1993 The Modified Dynamic F.O.
1995 The Pronation Control F.O.
1998 The Pronation Control F.O.2 (PCFO)
1999 The Lateral Control Brace (LCB) – patent # 6,689,081
2001 The Pronation Control Brace (PCB)
2002 The Supination Control Brace (SCB)
2003 The L.A. Brace™ for Scoliosis
2003 A.G.P. data acquisition system
2005 The Bow Brace – Flexible TEV correction brace
2006 The L.A. Pectus Compression Brace
2009

The L.A. Brace™ for scoliosis- Version 3

The L.A. Brace™ 2-Brace system

2014 Alternate buckle system for locking straps

 

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