August 31, 2019

Information Page

Welcome to the Information Page

When you first get diagnosed with scoliosis, it can be overwhelming. Where should you look for information? What should you expect with bracing? Can I still play sports? We want this page to be a source of information for you and your family. We hope that with this page, you have a better understanding of scoliosis and what to expect as you move forward on your scoliosis journey.

Scoliosis Overview

For some people, a scoliosis diagnosis comes as a shock. You might not have even known what scoliosis was before you found out that you had it. Here, you will find more information about scoliosis along with explanations of different words or phrases that you may hear at the doctor's office.

Bracing Information

Being measured and fit with your scoliosis brace can be a bit overwhelming at times. You will receive lots of information during your appointments. If you don't remember all of it, don't sweat it. Here you will find just about everything you need to know about wearing and taking care of your scoliosis brace.

Physical Therapy and Exercise Information

What does your scoliosis mean for physical activity? Here, you will find tips for how to be smart with your scoliosis when you are exercising and playing sports. You will also find information about the Schroth Method, a type of physical therapy specifically designed for patients with scoliosis.

Surgery Information

Sometimes, surgery cannot be avoided. Some curves are just aggressive, and some are already at a surgical magnitude when they are found. We want you to feel supported during every part of your scoliosis journey. Here, you will find some information about what to expect going into your scoliosis surgery.

SOSORT Guidelines

The Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) established treatment recommendations in 2016. These recommendations are categorized based on how demanding each treatment option is. For example, in the "Low Demand" category, there are treatment options that have less of an impact on daily life. You and your family can find where you fall on the chart and decide how aggressive you want to be to address your scoliosis.

Don't Forget!

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this website with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical attention because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.

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Welcome to the Information Page

When you first get diagnosed with scoliosis, it can be overwhelming. Where should you look for information? What should you expect with bracing? Can I still play sports? We want this page to be a source of information for you and your family. We hope that with this page, you have a better understanding of scoliosis and what to expect as you move forward on your scoliosis journey.

Scoliosis Overview

For some people, a scoliosis diagnosis comes as a shock. You might not have even known what scoliosis was before you found out that you had it. Here, you will find more information about scoliosis along with explanations of different words or phrases that you may hear at the doctor's office.

Bracing Information

Being measured and fit with your scoliosis brace can be a bit overwhelming at times. You will receive lots of information during your appointments. If you don't remember all of it, don't sweat it. Here you will find just about everything you need to know about wearing and taking care of your scoliosis brace.

Physical Therapy and Exercise Information

What does your scoliosis mean for physical activity? Here, you will find tips for how to be smart with your scoliosis when you are exercising and playing sports. You will also find information about the Schroth Method, a type of physical therapy specifically designed for patients with scoliosis.

Surgery Information

Sometimes, surgery cannot be avoided. Some curves are just aggressive, and some are already at a surgical magnitude when they are found. We want you to feel supported during every part of your scoliosis journey. Here, you will find some information about what to expect going into your scoliosis surgery.

SOSORT Guidelines

The Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) established treatment recommendations in 2016. These recommendations are categorized based on how demanding each treatment option is. For example, in the "Low Demand" category, there are treatment options that have less of an impact on daily life. You and your family can find where you fall on the chart and decide how aggressive you want to be to address your scoliosis.

Don't Forget!

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this website with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical attention because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.