Do you have Scoliosis?

Do you need Resources, Research, and Recommendations ?

Here are some ideas of where you can start

Keep in mind as you're reading through the resources below 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.

Remember that you are not alone. Like so many things personal health care "takes a village" to help one another care for our personal needs. But community is out there! And there are professionals looking to help you on your journey. 


As inspiration for you below is my recent x-ray. Next to the x-ray is picture of me in a balancing position challenging myself to control my muscles and adjust my spine in a challenging posture. This elongation an strength is something you can learn.

Imagine the top of the x-ray falling to the right, then that will line up with the picture beside the x-ray. Certain supportive, yet challenging postures help with muscle release, pain management, and strength building.

To learn more about support organizations, Physical Therapists, and Research supporting exercise as intervention for scoliosis click the buttons below.

I also write about this image in the   “why Pilates ?  ” page as the later phase of training.

I also write about this image in the “why Pilates ?” page as the later phase of training.


Resources for Exploration


scoliosis screening & assessments

Read about assessment and screening for scoliosis including the use of the Adams Test and Scoliometer.


don’t wait & see , Learn & be proactive

ScoliCare has organized options and information for families with children needing to make a plan.

click on the logo to the left to see their website.

SOSRT

The Society On Scoliosis Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Treatment is creating a standard of care within the Physiotherapy profession for scoliosis! Check out there resources. They are bridging the gap by allowing patients in on professional webinars.


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 multiple session treatment.

It is important to note that the SEAS & Schroth training 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.

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.

DPT's & Physiotherapists for intervention

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.


BRACING

NYC Brace and their latest tech applied to making 3-d accurate corrections in all planes of the body. Just below in you will find research from Orthopedic Rehabilitation experts on various bracing successes as well as exercises success.