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  1. Hi Dajl, I am glad you posted about your...

    Hi Dajl,

    I am glad you posted about your daughter and I am sorry she and your family are dealing with this.

    There are not many parents on here with children who have JIS. I am guessing that's...
  2. Thread: Side Planks

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    You are always allowed to respond rationally,...

    You are always allowed to respond rationally, Fer. Your choice.
  3. Thread: Side Planks

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    These are chiros, not doctors... ...

    These are chiros, not doctors...

    http://kinetichealth.ca/our-practice/dr-abelson/

    Word to the wise.
  4. Thread: Side Planks

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    This is not true as far as I can tell. It was...

    This is not true as far as I can tell. It was always just to allow more growth before final fusion. And indeed all the company literature I have seen never claimed it was possible to avoid fusion. ...
  5. Oh forgot about this. I bet she publishes next...

    Oh forgot about this. I bet she publishes next year.
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    I searched on her name and there is no update...

    I searched on her name and there is no update with her name since 2009. Maybe there was no change.
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    That seems to be a case of hysterical scoliosis...

    That seems to be a case of hysterical scoliosis based on the description. Not structural.

    Also if that 25 year old case was included in Fisman's paper then I think he is cherry-picking and I...
  8. Thread: Schroth

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    Get some rest, Fer. Try again later.

    Get some rest, Fer. Try again later.
  9. Thread: Schroth

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    You are not following along. You don't...

    You are not following along. You don't understand my arguments. I suggest you stop commenting.
  10. Thread: Schroth

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    I NEVER said that. I suggest you stop...

    I NEVER said that.

    I suggest you stop commenting if you can't follow along enough to know what I am saying.
  11. Thread: Schroth

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    Concerned Dad, a scientist like myself focused on...

    Concerned Dad, a scientist like myself focused on evidence, was convinced of my REPEATING the arguments of experts in this field about lack of evidence of bracing and took his child out of brace. ...
  12. Thread: Schroth

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    One of the forum members stated Weiss told him...

    One of the forum members stated Weiss told him this in a communication. Do you remember?

    I don't know if Weiss is in the SRS. I doubt it.
  13. Thread: Schroth

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    I am beyond caring about autonomous adults who...

    I am beyond caring about autonomous adults who live in demon-haunted worlds.

    I care about their kids born into those imaginary worlds.
  14. Thread: Schroth

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    Scoliosis Research Society official position on...

    Scoliosis Research Society official position on PT, inter alia, accessed on 19 July, 2015. (emphasis added)

    http://www.srs.org/patient_and_family/FAQs/treatment_options_for_scoliosis.htm
  15. Thread: Schroth

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    People should be discouraged from using unproven...

    People should be discouraged from using unproven treatments, especially ones that are expensive. They should especially be discouraged from brow-beating their kids into doing treatments to avoid...
  16. Thread: Side Planks

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    Schroth practitioners don't have any evidence for...

    Schroth practitioners don't have any evidence for what is good for your curve either because the method was invented by a lay person who didn't have any evidence for her claims and won't know how to...
  17. Thread: Schroth

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    Did any of the people you are in contact with...

    Did any of the people you are in contact with reach surgical range despite doing PT?
  18. Thread: Schroth

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    Just like with people who don't believe in...

    Just like with people who don't believe in medicine for religious reasons, they are welcome to do whatever they want for themselves. The situation is different with minor children. As that one...
  19. Thread: Schroth

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    If they were successful they would have come back...

    If they were successful they would have come back to say so.

    You are really making them look bad if they are successful and not sharing what worked. Are you really saying they are that selfish? ...
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    Perfect choice of photos, Ed! Spot on.

    Perfect choice of photos, Ed! Spot on.
  21. Thread: Schroth

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    In general, when you have a bunch of different...

    In general, when you have a bunch of different treatments, none of them work. If one of them worked there wouldn't be a bunch. So in the field of PT for scoliosis there is Schroth, yoga, torso...
  22. Thread: Side Planks

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    Actually it's Dr. Fisherman, er, I mean Fishman. ...

    Actually it's Dr. Fisherman, er, I mean Fishman. :-)
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    I think surgeons are put in an impossible...

    I think surgeons are put in an impossible position. Surgery is held as the last option when everything else has failed but then the surgeon is potentially faced with much more complex surgery.
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  24. Thread: Schroth

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    1. It was written by a lay person (and it...

    1. It was written by a lay person (and it shows).

    2. Even in Germany where it was developed it is still a fringe treatment and surgery goes on as usual.

    3. The developer's grandson tried for...
  25. Thread: Side Planks

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    In the US as far as I know, there are medical...

    In the US as far as I know, there are medical schools which train medical doctors including orthopedic surgeons and physiatrists (rehab doctors).

    A parallel track to medical school is school of...
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