Scoliosis Treatment – 5 Keys to Choosing the Right Doctor
Making the choice as to who would be the right doctor to treat your or your child’s scoliosis is a crucial decision you should consider carefully BEFORE you begin treatment. Educating yourself on what is the most important first step in the process.
Here are 5 key factors to consider when choosing a non-surgical scoliosis specialist. Parents and patients who chose Scoliosis Treatment Alternatives tend to do their homework and carefully evaluate all available options so that they better understand the available options to treat their scoliosis.
1. Comprehensive Treatment Approach
Our specialization is in the non-surgical treatment of scoliosis, not just something we do as a sideline. Because of this we offer a comprehensive non-surgical, non- pharmaceutical approach for the treatment of scoliosis. A comparative analysis of our services to our competitors shows our extensive array of treatment as compared to a patch work of services offered by other providers.
2. Treatments are Evidence Based
We notice that our patient tend to choose us because our methods are based on the latest scoliosis research.
Scoliosis Treatment Alternatives approach is one that is different because it is a dynamic, not static approach. To help people better understand this we formed a non-profit organization – Scoliosis Care Foundation is dedicated to scientific research into the cause, detection and non-surgical correction of scoliosis.
This site is designed for patients to as a source to help them become more familiar with our evidence based options. We invite you to learn.3. Providers are Highly Experienced Certified Spinecor Brace Certified, Spinecor Exercise Certified, Spinecor Adult Brace for Scoliosis Certified
Our doctor’s experience with non-surgical scoliosis treatment began with the pioneering work with SpineCor bracing, as they were among the first to become SpineCor Certified Providers. Now, many years later they’ve helped thousands of patients with scoliosis by fitting them properly with the SpineCor brace. In fact, they are the most experienced SpineCor brace providers in the country.
Dr. Gary Deutchman and Dr. Marc Lamantia have used the Spinecor brace to treat thousands of adolescents with scoliosis since 2004. Their vast experience with fitting adolescents with the SpineCor brace helped them when developing the SpineCor brace for adults. Their success with this brace has made the adult SpineCor brace one of the most effective pain non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical pain relief products for adult scoliosis.
A dynamic tension brace, SpineCor has a unique patented design which, when fitted properly provides unparalleled results. Due to the fact that each individual’s scoliosis is unique fitting the Spinecor brace properly requires an in-depth understanding of biomechanics, neurology and biophysics.
Occasionally a patient comes to us after being misfit with a Spinecor brace by another provider and because of our experience they come to us to be fitted properly.
So if you are considering the Spinecor brace for either adult scoliosis or adolescent scoliosis, you should enquire about the level of experience the providers has with fitting scoliosis cases like yours with the SpineCor brace.
3. Scoliosis Specific Exercise Rehabilitation
Not all exercises are the same when it comes to scoliosis. In fact, many can actually make the curvatures worse. Knowing what knid of exercise is appropriate for your type of curvatures is crucial.
There is no, “one-size-fits-all” scoliosis exercise. Each different type of scoliosis requires a specific type of exercises that correct the abnormal rotation pattern in the body.
The Schroth Method is an excellent scoliosis specific type of exercise from Germany with 80 years of research to back up its methods. It has been adapted to fit all different types of curvatures. This method is highly regarded in the research literature as one of the best scoliosis exercise methods.
Our doctors obtained their Certification as Schroth Instructors at the Katarina Schroth Spinal Deformities Rehabilitation Center in Bad Sobernheim, making them among a handful of providers in the United State certified to provide Schroth Method instruction.
4. Scoliosis Specific Soft Tissue Therapy
Scoliosis is a unilateral rotation dysfunction of the spiral lines of the body and requires a practitioner to have a detailed knowledge of the involved muscular, ligamentous and nervous structures that are involved in order to help restore their proper function. Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) is the best soft tissue therapy for scoliosis because it is incredibly structure specific. We have doctors that are Certified in Active Release and have adapted A.R.T. for Scoliosis.
By combining the SpineCor brace, Schroth Method and Active Release Techniques, the combination of these approaches enable us to provide the finest non-surgical scoliosis care in Southern California.
5. Cutting Edge Technology & Diagnostic Testing
Since we specialize in the non-surgical treatment of scoliosis we make every effort to provide our patients with the best innovations in scoliosis assessment
No Radiation Imaging for Scoliosis
In the management of scoliosis the curvatures need to being periodically monitored. Most practices solely use x-rays to check the progress but this
results in an excess of radiation exposure over time.
To limit this exposure we offer Formetric Rastersterography and MRI as x-ray alternatives.
Rasterstereography is an advanced imaging device that measures the body surface to provide a radiation-free analysis of scoliosis curvatures. This accurate German technology has been used for over 20 years by universities and research clinics in Europe. Our clinics are the only providers in the U.S. to provide this advance technology, giving our patients the benefit of reducing their x-ray exposure by half to three quarters.
ScoliScore Genetic Testing can assess if there is a genetic link to your child’s scoliosis and will determine what your child’s risk of curvature progression to help determine what treatments are best for your child.
5. Advanced Technology for Scoliosis Related Conditions
Research has demonstrated that in some cases scoliosis can be related to imbalances in the vestibular and ocular systems in the brain. When clinically indicated, we provide Vestibul-ocular Evaluation and Training to address imbalances that may be contributing to your scoliosis.
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