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    Although this is not research, I found it interesting that this course is offered at Northwestern University School of Medicine.

    NEW! Orthotics 750: Conservative Management of Scoliosis for Physicians and Therapists

    This one-and-a-half-day course is designed to cover the basic skills and knowledge needed to conservatively manage juvenile idiopathic scoliosis. CEU's: 11.5. A format of lectures, demonstrations and laboratory sessions will focus on the following:

    * Pathmechanics of Scoliosis and Kyphosis
    * Diagnosis
    * X-Ray Interpretation
    * Orthotic Management
    * Principles and Theory of Myofascial Release
    * Myofascial Release and the Spine


    http://www.nupoc.northwestern.edu/descriptions/

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    Influence of Fascia on skeletal biomechanics


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    Physiotherapeutic Intervention

    This study highlights, with remarkable results, the importance of a multi-methodological approach. It really makes me wonder why the Drs in Montreal utilizing the Spinecor brace don't recommend their patients to compliment its use with any type of physiotherapy or otherwise.??? Are they trying to keep their spinecor study 'pure', while at the same time denying their patients the best possible outcome.

    http://www.scoliosisxpert.com/daten/...rogression.pdf

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    Wow!!! You've been busy! Thanks for the articles.

    Canadian eh
    Daughter, Deirdre born Oct 2000. Diagnosed with 60 degree curve at the age of 19 months. Serial casting by Dr. Hedden at Sick Kid's Hospital. Currently being treated by Dr. Rivard and Dr. Coillard in Montreal with the Spinecor brace and curve is holding at "2" degrees. Next appointment 2008

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    These were recently brought to light to me at a Fascia Research Conference I recently attended at Harvard Medical School. Didn't take much time to acquire. There's quite a bit more out there, but some haven't been published yet as they're very recent and these were a couple of the most relevant/direct in terms of translation for folks here.

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    That's great research structural, but do you have any research regarding reduction of curve and deformity in adults and skeletally mature patients? I heard that one of the doctors in the research, Marth C Hawes, reduced her curvature with physiotherapy exercises in her 40s, question is how long and what those exercises were? I was hoping to find more information in detail with her research about her own scoliosis.
    31 yr old male with non-progressive Idiopathic scoliosis

    15-37 degrees- upper thoracic ( w/ left shoulder trap higher, head tilted more to the right)
    45-52 degrees- mid thoracic (to the right, w/ rib hump)
    25-30 degrees- lumbosacral curve (to the left w/ lumbar hump, right pelvis is higher than left)

    currently doing schroth exercises and counter postural techniques("side shifting")
    using rib and lumbar support belts. still contemplative about surgery.

    >>My X-ray<<

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    I'm not aware of any studies off hand... To be honest, I don't put a lot of stock in corrective type studies in adults because there are too many variables involved with adult populations to allow a study of any method to be accurate in its efficacy or failure. One method may prove extremely effective for one adult with scoliosis and may prove ineffective for the next due to anatomic/physiologic reason that are difficult or impossible to measure or predict beforehand.

    Maybe try and contact the Dr. personally somehow and ask them. Also consider the study below... I would suggest looking for research (if research is your preferred method of making informed decisions) that doesn't just focus on scoliosis and correction but also factors involved with scoliosis... related research that can speak to the potential benefits of the various treatment options out there.

    http://fascia2007.com/abstract_pdf/L...e%20Study~.pdf

    http://fascia2007.com/abstract_pdf/D...engthening.pdf

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