Do you have Scoliosis and need
Resources, Research, & Recommendations ?
Here are some ideas of where you can start
As you are reading through the resources below please know that learning to care for your body (or your family member’s body) will help you make the best decisions on how to care for your spine & health and thankfully you are not alone. Personal health care "takes a village" , and I’d like to extend my support as well as offer you he links below. Your community is out there and there are professionals looking to help you on your journey.
As a testament to my own journey below is my 2018 x-ray. Next to the x-ray is picture of me balancing and challenging myself to control my muscles while adjusting my spine in this challenging posture. This mindful internal lengthening and strength is something you can learn too!! To understand the Images better imagine the top of the x-ray falling to the right, then it will line up with the picture beside the x-ray.
Certain supportive, yet challenging postures help with muscle release, pain management, and building strength.
To learn more about medical support organizations, Physical Therapists, and find research articles supporting exercise as intervention for scoliosis click the buttons below.
Resources for Exploration
Scoliosis screening & assessments
Read about assessment and screening using the button below. Screenings for Scoliosis include the use of the Adams Test while using a scoliometer and X-rays.
don’t wait & see , Learn & be proactive
WHO SHOULD YOU WORK WITH?
Below I have created buttons for Medical Professionals with the right qualifications for intervention care. However, that doesn’t mean they are the perfect one for you. Do your own research and have an initial consultation before jumping into purchasing multiple session treatment packages.
It is important to note that the SEAS & Schroth based therapies are methods only Physiotherapists and Physical therapists are allowed to learn and perform on patients with scoliosis. If you see a lower level professional who claims to have thorough knowledge in these areas they likely do not have the highest level of training in Schroth needed to care for people with pain or adults. Working with this type of experienced professional is safer if done in combination with a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Movement professionals like myself seek out as much training as possible and partner with a Physical therapist or Physiotherapist very closely to produce results.
I have researched the clinics below and recommend their Physical therapists and strategies for stabilizing scoliosis in children & adults.
for intervention scoliosis care
Washington, Greater Seattle Area
Dr. Lisa Apple
Through continuing education and ongoing searches this list has grown. Please reach out to me if you are looking for someone in your area. I am happy to help you search for places to begin interviewing therapists for your personal case. ( yes, I said “interview” ). You should meet and do a consultation to see if you agree with the theories and enjoy working 1 on 1 with a PT before attempting to embark on this journey with them. It can be so fun to work with a PT who you get along well with and that is the goal.
Research on Movement for Scoliosis Care
Research supported concepts are important to your success. Understanding them yourself and asking your PT if they are aware of these types of studies will ensure that you are in the hands ( literally ) of someone who is up to date on current medically accepted practices.
Researching braces is entirely different topic for research. Dr. Hagit Berdishevsky recommends the NYC Brace. Their latest tech applied to making 3-d accurate corrections in all planes of the body makes up for the known additional challenges in bracing theories. Just below you will find research from Orthopedic Rehabilitation experts on various bracing successes as well as exercises success.
I hope that these resources will be a good start to your journey. Please reach out if you have any questions or I’ll look forward to connecting with you in the studio .