I just felll over.
Some pertinent comments from Michael1960 to Stitzel...
In regard to an inane "equation" Stitzel uses to dumb down scoliosis treatments for us non-chiros...
You are killing me with your logic. There are many unknowns. Don't we wish we had only 2.
Vibration theory. Unknowns. This is why Stitzel is in over his head with an engineer. Way over his head with any technically trained person. Stitzel simply doesn't know what he doesn't know. He goes into his basement and builds a traction chair or modifies a handheld jigsaw. Then he brings it into the office without any testing or thought about how or why it should work for "cure" (his word) scoliosis and they charges bunnies to experiment on them with these things.
Let me ask you. How do you know which CLEAR treatment is working: wobble chair, traction chair, eckard table, pettibon weights, vibration, posturemed, etc. (not sure if CLEAR uses all of these). But I bet there must be at least 10 unknowns in the CLEAR treatment. And this does not even take into consideration the traction chair and its lack of controls to make sure it is positioned properly and tightened properly (especially when used by the patient at home). Heck, there are several unknowns with just the traction chair. Not only the proper fitting and proper tightness, but what about the vibration frequency and amplitude. You are assuming your vibration frequency and amplitude are correct for every single patient. Ugh!! Vibration theory is very tricky and questionable. I believe you have no idea how much each treatment and how much the vibration contributes or takes away from the end result. My approach has many less unknowns in it than the CLEAR process. Wow. Can't believe I just came up with that. You are giving me a hard time about unknowns, and you have introduced more unknowns in the CLEAR process than I can count on my fingers and toes!
Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis
No island of sanity.
Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
"We are all African."