Author Archives: brianwillisatlhc

Therapy/Exercises: How to Be Sure They’re Done Without Nagging

In my opinion, even if you don’t believe therapy exercises can help reduce curve progression, torso strengthening exercises should be performed by braced children to help prevent atrophy which could be caused by being braced for 18 to 21 hours … Continue reading

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The Curve Journeys to Date

It has been a long journey since our daughters were diagnosed with Scoli in 2013. For those who are wondering how their curves have progressed, I’ll provide the following tables of data. Daughter A has a single thoracolumbar curve.  The … Continue reading

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Full Spinal X-Ray at About a Week’s Natural Radiation Exposure!

This is an important update to my earlier post on reducing x-ray exposure. EOS-imaging now has what they call micro-dose technology which can, purportedly, allow for a full spine x-ray at approximately the same amount of radiation as the natural … Continue reading

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ApiFix: New, Less Invasive, Surgical Treatment for AIS

I found this story about ApiFix on Business Wire, here.  Its a new type of surgical treatment for scoliosis where a ratchet device is inserted. Though we’re not at a point of considering surgery for our girls, I try to … Continue reading

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Exercises and Stretching for Scoliosis

Though our girls wear braces, we don’t put all our “stock” in these.  We believe specific stretches and exercises can actually help the scoliosis.  But, at a minimum, we think brace wearers should do some core strengthening just to offset … Continue reading

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Spinal Dynamics and Schroth – Part 2

As described in this post, we went to Spinal Dynamics to learn Schroth (and some SEAS) therapy, last year.  So, what is Schroth, and what does it do? Disclaimer Before continuing, since I get into some detail about therapy methodology, … Continue reading

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Could One Yoga Pose Improve Scoliosis Cobb Angles?

I found a link on the Scoliosis Warriors Facebook page, today, to an article on Medical News Today about a study regarding doing side planks to treat scoliosis.  I’ve had my daughters doing side planks as part of their exercise … Continue reading

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