Does your child have scoliosis?

December 14, 2018 - by admin - in Scoliosis

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Signs to look out for Scoliosis Rosemary Marchese – Physiotherapist and Certified Schroth Physiotherapist for Scoliosis 1. Family history of scoliosis Scoliosis tends to run in families, but not always. If there is a family history than it’s important to watch for signs of scoliosis in your child. 2. Changes in posture Sometimes scoliosis can be

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Types of Idiopathic Scoliosis

November 06, 2018 - by admin - in Scoliosis

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Types of Idiopathic Scoliosis By Rosemary Marchese There are different types of classifications that have been proposed when it comes to scoliosis. The type of classification can vary depending on the purpose. Scoliosis classifications are provided below in table 1 and 2, according to the current SOSORT guidelines published in 2018. The Cobb angle is

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The Natural History of Idiopathic Scoliosis

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The Natural History of Idiopathic Scoliosis Rosemary Marchese – Physiotherapist and Certified Schroth Physiotherapist for Scoliosis Idiopathic scoliosis (IS) may develop at any time during childhood and adolescence. It most commonly appears in periods of growth spurts. Growth spurts in life tend to be: First few months of life between 6 and 24 months Between 5

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What causes Idiopathic Scoliosis?

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What causes Idiopathic Scoliosis? By Rosemary Marchese Knowledge of the causes of Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis (JIS) and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) are still be acquired through research. Based on all the current opinions we can assume that it has a multifactorial origin. Some of the potential causes or influences of scoliosis may include: Asymmetrical structure

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What is Scoliosis?

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An introduction to Idiopathic Scoliosis By Rosemary Marchese Scoliosis is a general term whereby there is a change in the shape and position of the spine, thorax and trunk. Galen first defined scoliosis by meaning an abnormal lateral spinal curvature. Structural scoliosis, or just scoliosis, is considered to be different to functional scoliosis. The diagnosis

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8 Myths about back pain

September 11, 2018 - by admin - in Scoliosis

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Rosemary Marchese – Physiotherapist and Certified Schroth Physiotherapist for Scoliosis Back pain can be caused by one or more of a large number of factors. Risk factors for back pain can be different even between two family members. What we do know is that once you have had back pain once, you are more likely to

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Calcium, Vitamin D and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)

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Calcium, vitamin D and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)- do calcium and vitamin D levels predict curve progression in AIS?  Rosemary Marchese – Physiotherapist, Certified Schroth Physiotherapist (C2)  Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is associated with low bone mass. The therapeutic effect and its determinants of calcium and vitamin D supplementation in improving bone strength and preventing curve progression in

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