Enjoying a weekend of learning from our colleagues around the world
The Schroth Best Practice® program is a proven effective non-surgical treatment for scoliosis. It is a program of curve specific exercises that halt curve progression, improve breathing & chest expansion, and improve muscle strength & balance.
Enjoying a weekend of learning from our colleagues around the world
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Registration is now open for the 100th Anniversary Conference: https://www.sbpconference.com/registration/
Happy Canada Day!
We’ve missed you! We have re-opened and look forward to welcoming you back! With our private treatment rooms and enhanced protocols, rest assured you can feel safe with your scoliosis treatment. Call us to book your in clinic or virtual visit today!
Continue your Schroth Program by video!
Your exercises can be taught and monitored by secure video appointment. Seeing you in your home exercise set-up helps us modify what we don’t see in the clinic environment!
All you need is a device with a camera, and we’ll email you a link to join an appointment
To book email us:
Well done Claire! Great videos for anyone with scoliosis
When it came time for Scoliosis 3DC patient, Claire Marshall, to choose a topic for her Girl Scout Gold Star Award, she knew she wanted to create videos to raise awareness for scoliosis and share what she had learned on her personal journey with scoliosis.
Evidence for early intervention
Recent research, cited below, suggests that patients with scoliosis exceeding 15º (Risser 0 and 1) have nearly the same chance of progressing more than 5º as curves in the 20º - 24º Cobb angle range. This is the range where bracing is typically recommended for patients with remaining growth potential. At the very least, this is the point that parents should consider Schroth Best Practice instruction since a few hours of education and some simple postural modifications may make a difference.
The suggestion of earlier intervention at lower Cobb angle ranges challenges the current, long-standing SRS guideline of wait and see for curves in the teens. Our tag line, since our inception, has been Scoliosis 3DC, Don’t Wait and See!. We see this study as support for the paradigm shift in scoliosis treatment that we’ve been advocating, for years!
Far too many parents we’ve spoken with express their regret regarding following their physicians "wait and see" advice. Some have called and in tears (literally) after adhering to that advice and then months later get x-ray result showing their child’s has experienced significant progression.
Thank you to the authors for taking the time to study this and having the courage to challenge the status quo.
Zapata KA, Sucato DJ, Lee MC, Jo CH. Skeletally Immature Patients With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Curves 15°-24° Are at High Risk for Progression. Spine Deform. 2019;7(6):870–874.
With the recent State of Emergency declaration, we will be shutting down the clinic for patient visists until March 31, 2020. We will be answering the phones and returning calls. If you would like to book a video appointment for advice and excersise prescription, please give us a call, we would be happy to help you!
Offsite Physiotherapy Advice & Treatment For patients who are unable to attend the clinic, or if it becomes necessary to limit clinic visits due to quarantine, for example, you can still receive the benefits of physiotherapy. Our physiotherapists are equipped to complete an assessment through active...
Here’s a nice in-brace x-ray! This female patient is currently 11 1/2 years old. She was measured for her Gensingen scoliosis brace in late January and returned for her first and second fittings in early February. Her initial scoliosis diagnosis was one year ago. She previously wore a nighttime brace (not the Gensingen) and did Schroth (elsewhere) but experienced progression. Since she is from a neighboring state, mom decided they’d wait a couple of weeks to have her in-brace x-ray. FYI, after the Gensingen Brace is fit5ted and in-brace x-rays are able to be postponed, (in this case just two weeks), the body begins to adjust to the brace. Fortunately, unlike some other braces, the break-in period for the Gensingen Brace is rarely more than a few days.
X-ray, left, shows Cobb angles of 29º and 33º
X-ray, right, shows in-brace correction with Cobb angles measuring 14º and 7º
That’s a 52% and 79% in-brace correction!
Study shows superior results with the Cheneau Gensingen brace vs the Boston Brace
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We enjoyed welcoming and working with a lovely family from Manitoba over the last few days who came to learn Schroth Best Practice!
The program can be learned intensively over a few days for those from out of town or done in smaller sessions for locals.
Thanks to Scoliosis 3DC for this info graphic
To dispel some of the misinformation about Scoliosis we created this infographic about some of the myths that surround the condition. Take a look!
Great result with an adult patient!
We don't have a lot of opportunities to report on adult scoliosis since our adult patients rarely get follow-up x-rays after treatment. Most adults are happy when they begin to feel and look better! Today, however, we have one to share that is encouraging! This adult patient initially came with an 87º curve in November 2016. She wanted a Gensingen brace to wear part-time – for spinal support and to help avoid further progression.
In the past year, this woman lost a significant amount of weight (way to go!). She knew that her original brace no longer fit as it should. She liked her brace so much that last week she got in her car and drove from California to Boston (wow!) to be fit for another Gensingen brace. When she arrived this past Monday she had an out of brace x-ray which showed a 10º curve reduction (77º). She also had an increase in height of .7 of an inch and decreased spinal rotation. On Tuesday we fit her in her second brace. She had her in-brace x-rays yesterday and upon seeing her in-brace corrections she couldn't contain herself. We are very happy for her! 😃
An informative article on bracing from our friends at Scoliosis 3DC.
When your child needs to wear a back brace for scoliosis, you may find yourself wondering which scoliosis brace is best. Our overview compares popular back brace types, but none compare to the Cheneau-Gensingen brace!
Fantastic result by our colleagues at Scoliosis 3DC and their patient using Gensingen Brace and Schroth Best Practice!
Happy to share an amazing updated result from one of our juvenile scoliosis patients! See more here: https://scoliosis3dc.com/schroth-method-results/mn
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