What Happened to Scoliosis School Screening?

September 18, 2019 - by admin - in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, Scoliosis, Scoliosis School Screening

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Should Scoliosis School Screening Come Back? By Rosemary Marchese, Physiotherapist (Schroth and SEAS methods) Why did Scoliosis School Screening Stop? Scoliosis screening in schools was something all year 7 girls did when I was in school. None of us knew what scoliosis even was. But we all lined up, bent over and were told yes

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Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) and Conservative Therapy – Does it Work?

- by admin - in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, Bracing, Schroth Physiotherapy for Scoliosis, Scoliosis, Scoliosis and Exercise

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Exercise and Bracing for Scoliosis By Rosemary Marchese, Physiotherapist (Schroth and SEAS methods) Scoliosis management has often involved a ‘wait and see’ approach. This is ‘wait and see’ if the scoliosis gets worse. And then what? Well, if the scoliosis curve gets large enough, surgery can be offered as a treatment approach. Surgery may be

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Where to Start When Your Child Gets Diagnosed with Scoliosis?

August 21, 2019 - by admin - in Bracing, Schroth Physiotherapy for Scoliosis, Scoliosis, Scoliosis and the Mind

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Where to Start When Your Child Gets Diagnosed with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis or Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis? When your child gets diagnosed with Scoliosis it can be overwhelming. There is a lot of information to gather and process. Knowing where to start can be tricky. Researchers know that untreated adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) can cause significant

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X-Ray versus EOS for Scoliosis

June 15, 2019 - by admin - in Uncategorized

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By Rosemary Marchese (Physiotherapist – Schroth, SEAS)  Monitoring of scoliosis can often involve regular X-Rays. This has led to some patient concern about radiation exposure. In more modern times we have had the opportunity to use the EOS system, which produces X-ray images at a loser dose.  So what do you need to know?  How

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The Role of Vitamin D in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

May 31, 2019 - by admin - in Scoliosis, Scoliosis and Nutrition, Vitamin D and Scoliosis

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Several theories have been proposed to explain the cause of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). However there is limited data on the impact of Vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency on scoliosis. We know from previous studies that vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency are prevalent in adolescents, including AIS patients. In fact, it has been shown that

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Scoliosis Physiotherapy Expectations – What do Patients Want?

May 30, 2019 - by admin - in Adult Scoliosis, Schroth Physiotherapy for Scoliosis, Scoliosis, Scoliosis and the Mind

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The Cobb angle is used to measure the size of the scoliosis curve. It is often a major fixation for the patient and/or the parent. The Cobb angle is often used as a way of measuring success of treatment seeing the main goal is often to correct or stop curve progression. The Scoliosis Research Society

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