Scoliosis

Understanding Scheuermann’s Kyphosis: A Mother’s Journey to Answers and Relief

“Sit up straight!” Janet found herself repeating these words more often than she liked. Watching her 14-year-old son, Lucas, hunched over his dinner plate night after night, she worried about his posture becoming a bad habit that could affect his health and confidence. Despite her constant reminders, Lucas’s slouch seemed to worsen, and no amount …

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Navigating the Maze of Scoliosis Treatment: Separating Fact from Fiction

In today’s digital age, it’s increasingly common to turn to platforms like YouTube for health advice and treatment options for various conditions, including scoliosis and kyphosis. However, as you browse through countless videos claiming to “fix” scoliosis, the experience can become more than just overwhelming—it can be downright frustrating. The internet is full of misinformation …

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Navigating Scoliosis: Expert Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions

Living with scoliosis can often feel like navigating through a maze of misinformation and uncertainty. To help shed light on some of the most common concerns and queries, I, David Butler, alongside the dedicated team at Align Therapy, have compiled a list of frequently asked questions regarding scoliosis. Our goal is to provide clear, evidence-based …

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Navigating the Frustration of Delayed Scoliosis Treatment and the Promise of PSSE

Scoliosis, a three-dimensional spinal deformity, presents a unique set of challenges, not only to the individuals it affects but also to the healthcare professionals responsible for their care. The traditional medical approach to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), the most common form, has often been described as a “watch and wait” strategy. This approach, where action …

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Managing Pain After Scoliosis Surgery: Effective Approaches and Therapies

Managing Pain After Scoliosis Surgery: Effective Approaches and Therapies

Navigating the Emotional Landscape of Recovery The journey through scoliosis surgery and into recovery is a deeply emotional experience, not just for the patients but for their families as well. For children and teens, the prospect and aftermath of surgery come with a complex mix of relief, anxiety, and hope. Parents watch on, their hearts …

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5 Exercises To Help Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

5 Exercises To Help Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Understanding the Heart of Parental Concern As parents, watching your child grapple with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) can be heart-wrenching. Each day brings a tide of worry – will my child need surgery? Will the condition worsen with age? It’s a daunting journey, laden with uncertainty and fear about your child’s future health and happiness. …

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Top 4 Tips to Stay Consistent With The Schroth Method and Get Results for Scoliosis and Kyphosis

Recently, when I saw a scoliosis patient in the clinic for a follow up after 3 months of them doing their Schroth and PSSE (Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercises) at home, I was struck by how challenging these exercises are.  Not how challenging they are to learn, although that is a challenge as well, but how …

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