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No Schroth Physiotherapist in Your Area? What Now? By Rosemary Marchese (Physiotherapist, Schroth and SEAS methods for Scoliosis) Schroth Physiotherapists can be found all around the world. However there is definitely more need in some areas. It might be frustrating if you find yourself with Scoliosis and in need of a Schroth physiotherapist and you Read more about No Schroth Physiotherapist in Your Area? What Now?[…]
Self Posture-Check! Screening Your Back for Scoliosis or Scoliosis Changes By Rosemary Marchese (Physiotherapist) A healthy posture is a great goal to aim for! You can have scoliosis and still make great improvements to your posture in many cases. Checking your back for scoliosis or scoliosis changes is best done by your treating doctor or physiotherapist Read more about Self Posture-Check! Screening Your Back for Scoliosis or Scoliosis Changes[…]
My Scoliosis Story – Jessica Rangel My name is Jessica Rangel, and I had scoliosis surgery when I was 15 years old. Throughout my surgery recovery I made YouTube videos to document my scoliosis journey and to help others who are going through this as well. You are not alone!
Taking Care Of Your Mental Health Growing up is tough. Growing up while wrapped in a giant scoliosis brace can be even tougher. We all know that bracing can be stressful, and we have research that supports this. Research has shown that bracing can lead to feelings of stress, anger, and shame, and bracers tend Read more about Taking Care Of Your Mental Health[…]
National Scoliosis Center Urges Parents to Check Children’s Spines Experts in spinal abnormalities at the National Scoliosis Center urge parents to be cognizant of changes in their children’s posture or complaints of lower back pain, as these may be indications of a spinal condition. Many of the signs and symptoms of spinal conditions are easily Read more about National Scoliosis Center Urges Parents to Check Children’s Spines[…]
Fighting Scoliosis Together – Brooke’s Story Hi! My name is Brooke ,and I am 13 years old from Alberta, Canada. I was diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in May of 2018 when I was 11. I was sent to get an x-ray a few days later. At this point, I just felt extremely unlucky. I Read more about Fighting Scoliosis Together – Brooke’s Story[…]
Elizabeth’s Scoliosis Story I was told I had scoliosis on December 24, 2015. I was scared and sad and confused. I had no idea what this would mean. I heard the words, brace and surgery, but did not comprehend any of it.
A Scoliosis Warrior – Trinity’s Story When my daughter, Trinity, was 5 yrs old, we took her in to our family physician for a normal school physical. The doctor did a Scoliosis check on her and suggested that we have some X-rays done as more of a precaution than anything. To this point, Trinity had Read more about A Scoliosis Warrior – Trinity’s Story[…]
Kylie’s Scoliosis Journey Hi! I’m Kylie. I live in Bossier City, Louisiana. I’m ten years old and I have scoliosis. I was first diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 7. At first, they just watched and waited to see what my back was going to do. It progressed a little between appointments but not too Read more about WCR Bracing, Schroth, and Curvy Girls – Kylie’s Journey[…]
Izzy’s Surgery Story Hi, my name is Izzy and I am 13 years old. I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 5 years old and immediately fitted for a brace. I wore a providence brace for 1.5 years and it was holding my 20 degree thoracic curve. Later I was switched to a Boston Read more about Izzy’s Surgery Story[…]
The decision to move forward or not move forward with surgery is not one that should be taken lightly. Some cases are straight forward, while others, like Anastasia’s, are a little more complicated. Anastasia’s mom, Stacey, shares the dilemma they faced when their doctor did not recommend surgery for Anastasia’s 50° curve. While reliving this Read more about Surgery Is Not Always Recommended – Family Facing a Surgery Dilemma[…]
“When I was 15, I was diagnosed with scoliosis (32 and 42 degrees). I had no idea what that was, and I was really scared. I hated how my back looked and that it was hurting. It made me feel different and drastically lowered my self-esteem. I felt a bit lost. By now I understand Read more about Yoga for Scoliosis[…]
When to “Watch and Wait” Your child is diagnosed with scoliosis and your parental instincts kick in: you want to make it better and make it better right away. Delaying any sort of treatment just does not seem like a viable option. Your clinician’s advice of “watch and wait” goes against every parental instinct that Read more about When to “Watch and Wait”[…]
Bad Sobernheim Stress Questionnaire Welcome to the Bad Sobernheim Stress Questionnaire (BSSQ-Brace) These questions are about how you feel while wearing a brace. Please read this questionnaire carefully and answer truthfully. This questionnaire makes it easier for you to recognize any psychological stress caused by your brace. Your results will be shown on the next Read more about No Schroth Physiotherapist in Your Area? What Now?[…]
Month One Survival Guide Change is never easy, and during the first month of bracing, there are lots of changes that you will be experiencing. Everyone’s experience with bracing is a little unique, but our goal is to help you through these changes with tips that bracers have found to be helpful during the first Read more about Month One Survival Guide[…]
My Scoliosis Journey My name is Sydnee Lubar and I am 17 years old. In 2014, I was diagnosed with scoliosis and was told by my orthopedic surgeon that I would need a back brace consultation. Scoliosis was a new word to me and wearing a back brace was something I never imagined I would Read more about S P I N E S : The Art of Scoliosis[…]
No More Backpack Blues Backpacks and scoliosis braces are not always friends. Especially at first, it can be challenging to get comfortable carrying your backpack while wearing your brace, but here are pointers for how to carry your backpack and alternatives to a traditional backpack. Backpack Tips WEAR BOTH STRAPS Wearing both straps better distributes Read more about No More Backpack Blues[…]
Rilyn Dinyae Show Us How Braces Are Made Rilyn Dinyae is a Youtube vlogger who is sharing her experience with scoliosis and scoliosis bracing online. Her latest video beautifully shows how a Rigo Cheneau scoliosis brace is fabricated. Her orthotist, Luke Stikeleather, is the President of the National Scoliosis Center (NSC). If you want to learn Read more about Rilyn Dinyae Shows Us How Braces Are Made[…]
Delya’s Scoliosis Story Hello, my name is Delya. I’m 14 years old girl from Azerbaijan. When I was 9 years old I went to the doctor, who said to me that I should wear brace with different iron details, but this brace didn’t help me. At the age of 13, I was diagnosed with Read more about Delya’s Scoliosis Story[…]
Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Dress Statement “I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars,” she told the U.K. channel, “and I think it’s really special to stand up for that.” Princess Eugenie made a big statement on her wedding day by choosing a dress that revealed her scoliosis Read more about Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Dress Statement[…]