At Scoliosis.Solutions, we take great pride in providing individualized care for people with a variety of spinal disorders including scoliosis, hyperkyphosis, congenital (born-with) problems, as well as degenerative issues. The current guidelines of The SOSORT support combining conservative approaches such as condition specific exercises and bracing to get the best results.
Custom 3D Spinal Bracing
At Scoliosis.Solutions, we use more than one type of custom spine brace and depending on your condition, one type or another may be recommended. We offer custom bracing programs for children, adolescents, and adults.
A large Research Study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded: "bracing significantly decreased the progression of high-risk curves to the threshold for surgery in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Longer hours of brace wear were associated with greater benefit."
Condition-Specific Exercises and Rehab
We teach our patients specific Exercise and Rehab that they can do in the comfort of their own home. Exercise and Rehab programs are tailored to match your condition and are a treatment in their own right. When combined with Bracing, the results are even better!
We utilize the Schroth Best Practice approach as well as the Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS) in combination with other proven spine and postural rehabilitation techniques to give you the best possible results. Exercise and Rehab Programs are tailored to meet the needs of the individual.
Traction Based Therapy
Our clinics are unique and are equipped with multi-direction traction equipment that can be used to treat your individual curvature and/or condition. This type of traction is designed to unwind the curvature and complement the action of a Brace. We also recommend and provide simple, low-tech tools that allow you to perform condition-specific Traction at home.
If you live close enough to one of our locations to be able to benefit from Traction Therapy, it can be a helpful adjunct to your Bracing and Exercise program.
We utilize several types of condition-specific Traction Therapies. An example is the Denneroll 3D Traction Table pictured here with a set-up designed to treat a right lumbar scoliosis.
Screening for Scoliosis and Hyper-Kyphosis
As every LARGE spinal deformity was once a SMALL deformity, it is critical to perform spinal screenings, especially for children entering pubertal growth spurts. GIRLS should be screened at both 10 and 12 years of age, and BOYS at 13 years of age. When performed properly, a spinal screening can detect an abnormal curvature of the spine.
The simple forward-bending test (known as the Adam's Forward Bending Test) may not be sensitive enough to detect some curvatures until they are quite advanced. For this reason, the scientific literature recommends that a Scoliometer be used in conjunction with the forward-bending test to improve the accuracy and sensitivity of the test.
Although it does not replace a proper examination by a trained scoliosis and bracing clinician, ScoliCare has a new ScoliScreen APP that can help you screen your family for scoliosis. Click HERE to launch the ScoliScreen app.
Contact us today to arrange a FREE SCREENING at your school or workplace.