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    Bad Sobernheim

    The Asklepios Katharina Schroth Klinik, a rehab center for scoliosis, is in Bad Sobernheim, Germany, about 30 minutes south of Frankfurt. There are 200 patients there at any given time, mostly...
  2. Thread: Thank you

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    Thank you

    This will probably be my last post. I'm in Germany waiting to start the Schroth certification program here tomorrow. Though I'm a P.T. I came here as a mom, found a great surgeon for my daughter...
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    I can appreciate that. A theracane is definitely...

    I can appreciate that. A theracane is definitely harder than a tennis ball. Pain management is a challenge. What works for some, doesn't work for others.
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    If the bear-on-the-tree thing helps, maybe a...

    If the bear-on-the-tree thing helps, maybe a Theracane would be useful for that and any other hard to reach spots...
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    Linda, Thanks for the tip! The app. works -...

    Linda,
    Thanks for the tip! The app. works - doesn't have a notch for the spinous processes like the scoliometer sold through NSF so you have to be careful. Still, amazing. Who thinks up this...
  6. Thread: Prolotherapy

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    I know a physiatrist in Ann Arbor, MI at St....

    I know a physiatrist in Ann Arbor, MI at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital who does S.I. and shoulder prolotherapy injections for sure. I don't know about other joints. He's one of my favorites. His name is...
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    Our insurance didn't cover Scoliosis Rehab in...

    Our insurance didn't cover Scoliosis Rehab in Stevens Point so we paid privately, but one woman who was there when we were just came for one week because her insurance would only pay that amount. She...
  8. I agree that your daughter should have another...

    I agree that your daughter should have another look. Hopefully something not-so serious, like the tendency to drift back into the old lumbar compensatory pattern - which can cause sacroiliac or facet...
  9. Did your P.T. include neck traction?

    Did your P.T. include neck traction?
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    Generally I tell my patients to "suck in their...

    Generally I tell my patients to "suck in their abs" like they're "putting on a tight pair of jeans" (borrowed from the Pilates people) to recruit the transverse abs, best supposed stabilizer. Then,...
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    I think the Risser score (measure of maturity,...

    I think the Risser score (measure of maturity, usually looking at calcification of the pelvic crest) is important. I saw this formula on the SOSORT website, which might be a helpful guide if you can...
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    The cost of Schroth treatment varies. For 1:1...

    The cost of Schroth treatment varies. For 1:1 hands-on P.T. 4 hrs./day for 2 weeks at Scoliosis Rehab, we paid privately ~$5000; insurance is usually billed about double. Another clinic called Spinal...
  13. Thread: Seas

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    I went to the SOSORT 2007 symposium to try to...

    I went to the SOSORT 2007 symposium to try to sort through various conservative approaches to scoliosis management. SEAS looked like a
    really good conventionall P.T. approach to postural...
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    [Linda, would you kindly enforce Joe's ultimatum...

    [Linda, would you kindly enforce Joe's ultimatum and help maintain civil decorum here? Thank you.[/QUOTE]

    Ditto to Writer.
    My P.T. program was 90% science and I work 45 hrs./wk. for spine...
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    I wouldn't watch and wait and I wouldn't think...

    I wouldn't watch and wait and I wouldn't think about surgery at 30 degrees. If there isn't a Schroth P.T. in your state (they do rotator strengthening with therabands tied to stall bars, kind of...
  16. Thread: Scroth Book?

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    Schroth

    I'm pretty sure Schroth therapists decide whether you are
    a "3-curve" or "4-curve" type scoliosis (most people are one or the
    other) by the position of the lowest vertebra on the pelvis, so you...
  17. lots more

    There's a whole list of celebrities at www.scoliosis-world.com/cat28.htm
    and others, too. America Ferrara, Darryl Hannah, and others of the most
    beautiful and talented people in the world.
  18. Please share what you learn from Quackwatch this...

    Please share what you learn from Quackwatch this year. I'd be interested.
    An aside...The P.T. I sit next to at work,"Claudia", is German and in her 30's, was diagnosed with scoliosis as a girl, had...
  19. I'm convinced that Dr. Weiss' program has...

    I'm convinced that Dr. Weiss' program has exceptional value, having observed
    overviews of similar programs at the SOSORT symposium in 2007 (and briefly observing my daughter's treatment in WI) ....
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    I suspect that pain or lack of it has to do with...

    I suspect that pain or lack of it has to do with more than
    the Cobb angle. Since I expressed an interest in scoliosis
    here, I have 3 or more patients a day with scoliosis. Yesterday
    I saw someone...
  21. Do it right or don't do it...

    My daughter was screened by 3 pediatricians and twice in the
    middle school and was told she did not have scoliosis - imagine
    my surprise when standing in the front yard, someone besides
    me noticed...
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    leg weakness

    If you have significant weakness still, and haven't had an EMG,
    that test might give useful information about whether you should
    expect your leg to get stronger or not.
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    I noticed that Marian Wade is listed as being a...

    I noticed that Marian Wade is listed as being a Schroth-certified P.T. on this website. I bet that she would be a great contact and probably knows every P.T. in your area who has significant...
  24. Phili Shriners

    Quick note. Shriners treats up to 21 yrs. old. My daughter was offered
    minimally invasive thoracoscopic fusion surgery at age ~20 by Dr. Betz. He requires a year window for follow-up after surgery....
  25. Thread: Scroth Book?

    by gardenjen
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    the book

    It's very interesting, but more of a textbook, than self-help book. Whoever comes out with a basic book: how to read your own XRay and a few basic exercises in progressively difficult positions, is...
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