Here is how we support you on your scoliosis journey
Since every scoliosis patient’s situation is unique, we develop tailored plans based on your individual conditions, needs, and preferences.
For youth who have been diagnosed with Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS), we develop custom management plans to fit your family’s unique situation. We consider the timing of your child’s diagnosis, their age, the magnitude of their curve, their stage of growth, and your family’s personal preferences.
Based on all these factors, we design your scoliosis management plan. This may involve monitoring only, or it may involve treatment such as scoliosis specific exercises or custom scoliosis bracing.
Adult-Onset Degenerative Scoliosis can be an adolescent scoliosis that has worsened over time, or it can be a new condition caused by joint and spinal discs that have degenerated due to aging.
Whichever your case, we will develop a plan to monitor, manage, or treat your condition. We provide a thorough history, examination and x-ray evaluation so we can provide a full review of findings to guide you through your options. This may involve monitoring only, or it may involve treatment such as scoliosis specific exercises or custom scoliosis bracing.
Screening and Assessment
We offer Scoliosis screening and assessment. This helps us determine if a person has scoliosis. Early detection is key to early intervention and minimizing progression, so we provide scoliosis screenings in-office for all patients. Screenings are especially important for children and adolescents in their peak growth years (girls aged 10-12 and boys aged 12-14).
A positive scoliosis screening does not always mean a person has scoliosis. Ultimately the diagnosis of scoliosis is done by x-ray. There are very specific criteria we use before recommending an x-ray to minimize radiation exposure. We have the ability in-office to take the appropriate x-rays and make a diagnosis.
Scoliosis specific exercises are designed to increase body awareness so you can self-correct your spine’s position during day-to-day activities.
Our team is all certified in ScoliBalance to help treat any stage of scoliosis and kyphosis with an individualized plan.