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    Unfortunately for us, Dr. Mendelow is on...

    Unfortunately for us, Dr. Mendelow is on sabbatical.

    http://orthodoc.aaos.org/MichaelMendelowMD/

    Anyone who has had the honor to have him for their doctor is truly blessed!
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    Who is your insurance company? I have BCBS of MI...

    Who is your insurance company? I have BCBS of MI and they paid 100% of my daughters two weeks in Stevens Point AND they paid for the wall board and other equipment I purchased from them. Even...
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    You may want to check with the Scoliosis Rehab...

    You may want to check with the Scoliosis Rehab Center in Stevens Point, WI. The practice Schroth exclusively. Your health insurance may very well cover it. Ours did.
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    There is also the Scoliosis Rehab Center in...

    There is also the Scoliosis Rehab Center in Stevens Point, WI, which exclusively practices Schroth. My daughter and I were there for two weeks in June, it was the most incredible experience, which...
  5. Thread: Prolotherapy

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    Where in Michigan do you live?

    Where in Michigan do you live?
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    I am certified in CPR and AED, and I don't recall...

    I am certified in CPR and AED, and I don't recall being taught to "remove anything metal." I wouldn't take the time do remove, rings, etc. Time is critical in the event of cardiac arrest.

    If...
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    I am not a PT, I am not a doctor and I am not...

    I am not a PT, I am not a doctor and I am not professionally trained, so therefore all I can offer are my opinions, for what they are worth. Apparently not much.

    I also am not here to argue or...
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    Sharon, I'm curious about something. First,...

    Sharon, I'm curious about something. First, let's put scoliosis aside. In general, how do you feel about exercise? Do you believe that exercise provides a benefit to general health? Weight...
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    I am not claiming that exercise is an alternative...

    I am not claiming that exercise is an alternative to surgery, if you are at the point where surgery is necessary, HOWEVER, I do believe that exercise can be a preventative measure.
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    Yet. And I believe "much" is the keyword here. I...

    Yet. And I believe "much" is the keyword here. I truly believe as more people become open and aware to the alternatives which are natural and available to us, we will begin to see much positive...
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    Hi June, Please send me a private message and...

    Hi June,
    Please send me a private message and check yours. I have the most fabulous pediatric orthopedic in Novi. I hope he is the doctor your are going to see.

    sls
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    Also interesting is that most of the companies I...

    Also interesting is that most of the companies I checked consider the Providence brace to be experimental and won't cover the cost. I didn't know that that brace was considered more experimental than...
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    Hi Joe, I just want to say "hello" and it was...

    Hi Joe,

    I just want to say "hello" and it was a pleasure to meet you a couple of weeks ago when you were in Novi, MI, with Beth & Rhonda at my daughters orthopedic's office. Having you there was...
  14. Thread: Supplements?

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    I never knew there was a difference either! He...

    I never knew there was a difference either!

    He recommends 1200 mg of Calcium Citrate and 800 iu's of D3. I purchase the Kirkland Brand at Costco which is a combination of both. I get 300 tablets...
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    My daughter is actually a very good sleeper and...

    My daughter is actually a very good sleeper and does sleep in the pitch black. She can't even have an alarm clock in her room, as she naturally likes it as dark as can be.

    That is very...
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    Supplements?

    I'm curious what, if any supplements you use for bone health?

    My daughters orthopedic believes that Calcium Citrate (the only calcium he recommends) combined with vitamin D3 is critical.
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    Popcorn...

    Popcorn anyone?


    Sorry I couldn't resist!
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    More interesting info...

    US Health Care info
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    Thank you Dad, I AM NOT slamming the US here. ...

    Thank you Dad, I AM NOT slamming the US here. The facts are the facts. See here for some figures. I am also speaking about our health care system in general, not only about Scoliosis care.


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    The good ole' USofA is way behind, IMO. We have...

    The good ole' USofA is way behind, IMO. We have NOTHING to lose by giving these alternative treatments a chance, IF it is something that has some merit behind it. A lot of these alternative...
  21. My daughter and I are going to the Rehab Center...

    My daughter and I are going to the Rehab Center in Stevens Point for two weeks this month. She will be in four hours of therapy each day. Two hours in the morning of one on one therapy, and two...
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    Some kids can get by with a nonsedating dose of...

    Some kids can get by with a nonsedating dose of valium.

    My daughter had a series of three MRI's for a total of two hours. She took a prescribed valium about an hour before she went in and was...
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    I feel the need to clear something up here. When...

    I feel the need to clear something up here. When I said "truly feels Schroth Therapy works", it was not intended to be a quote from the doctor, nor did I intend it to come across as something he...
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    Wow, I can't believe where this thread has gone...

    Wow, I can't believe where this thread has gone in the past few days. We've been out of town and I couldn't get internet access.

    Anyhow, I only have a minute and will reply to my private messages...
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    Linda, We're not in good hands, we're in...

    Linda,
    We're not in good hands, we're in excellent hands!

    I am very excited about the therapist's visit from the Scoliosis Rehab Center with him later this month. I hope he is able to pave the...
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