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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Posture Correction in Children with Idiopathic Scoliosis

May 02, 2019 - by admin - in Schroth Physiotherapy for Scoliosis, Scoliosis

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Parents of children with Idiopathic Scoliosis often have great intentions when instructing them to ‘straighten their back’. Parents are naturally concerned about the progression of the scoliosis.  They can often be thinking about the condition even more than the child does. However, what actually happens to a child’s posture when we give them quick posture

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The Impact of Schroth Therapy on Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis with a High Risk of Curve Progression

- by admin - in Schroth Physiotherapy for Scoliosis, Scoliosis

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Idiopathic scoliosis (IS) occurs in about 5% of the adolescent population. The Cobb angle is often used to help determine the course of treatment. Generally, curves below 25 degrees are treated with Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercises (PSSE). This can include physical therapies such as Schroth. Once a curve gets to about 45 degrees the word

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