Scoliosis Services

Scoliosis Services No matter where you are in your journey, Scoliosis Care Centers offers a variety of non-surgical scoliosis services to assist patients of all ages. From screening and monitoring services; MRI based brace analysis and improvement; to our comprehensive Silicon Valley Method for treating scoliosis, patients and parents can find everything they need to ensure a spine has every chance to grow straight and healthy. ScoliosisScreening Screen your child

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Scoliosis Treatment for Children and Teens

Scoliosis Treatment for Children and Adolescents Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC Scoliosis can be effectively treated in kids and teens without surgery; no curve should be ignored regardless of its size. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis worsens rapidly with growth; however the pubertal growth spurt can be utilized to straighten the spine instead of allowing it to worsen the scoliosis. Comprehensive

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Silicon Valley Method: A Comprehensive Nonsurgical Scoliosis Treatment

The Silicon Valley Method: Scoliosis Treatment Without SurgeryThe Silicon Valley MethodTM is a comprehensive non-surgical treatment plan for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis used by Scoliosis Care CentersTM to treat scoliosis and help straighten the spine. A back brace for scoliosis is typically used for non-surgical treatment. However, in order to ensure that your case of scoliosis grows straighter, there are 5 key problems that must be solved. Solve these 5 key

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Scoliosis Flexibility Trainer

RELEASE CONTRACTURES THAT CAUSE STIFFNESS Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC Inflexibility of the spine (stiffness), caused by contractures, is one of the main limiting factors when trying to straighten a curve. Contractures occur when the spine remains in the scoliotic posture and never gets a chance to exercise its full normal range of motion.  If the joints of the spine

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7 Ways to Make Your Non-Surgical Scoliosis Improvement Last

7 Ways to Make Your Non-Surgical Scoliosis Improvement Last

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC How can I make my scoliosis curve reduction gained from treatment last? A common concern of many parents who come to our clinic is "Will the changes last?".  Meaning, "If my child's spine grows straighter, what will make it stay that way?" Maybe parents hear stories of a child going to a clinic to receive

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Are myths about scoliosis affecting treatment and hurting our children?

Are myths about scoliosis affecting treatment and hurting our children?

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC How do scoliosis myths affect treatment and hurt our children? There are many scoliosis myths that both doctors and patients believe; in part due to a lack of knowledge of current scientific and medical studies. Childhood scoliosis has no known cause and no cure - or so most doctors believe.  As a result of

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Beating Scoliosis Without Surgery

Beating Scoliosis Without Surgery

Beating Scoliosis: Josie's Success Story Josie's story is a classic example of successfully beating scoliosis here at Scoliosis Care CentersTM. Josie is now 15-year-old who was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 9. After being diagnosed, She took the all too common "wait and see" approach for one year. Then Josie's scoliosis worsened to a more severe curve of 39°, just below surgery range. Both Josie and her mom, Darci,

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Scoliosis Treatment Goals

What are Your Scoliosis Treatment Goals? The success of any given scoliosis treatment varies depending on the type of scoliosis curve, the severity of the curve(s), as well as the age of the patient. Thus, setting realistic scoliosis treatment goals (posture corrections; curve severity; etc) and appropriate measurements of success are key. Five common scoliosis treatment goals which may be applicable to you: 1. To stop curve progression. Adolescent scoliosis

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Schroth Physiotherapy

Schroth Method Exercises (Schroth Physiotherapy) Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC What is Schroth Physiotherapy? The Schroth physical therapy method (aka Schroth physiotherapy) incorporates exercises to strengthen weak muscles and lengthen shortened muscles while breathing into the concavities of the curve. During these exercises, correction of the pelvis, ribs, and shoulder alignment is emphasized. Schroth physiotherapy addresses the spinal rotation

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Train Your Body

Exercises To Help ScoliosisTeaching the muscles and body how to hold a corrective position through scoliosis exercises is an absolute necessity in long-term success for scoliosis treatment.There are two main problems that occur with the muscles in scoliosis: Imbalance of strength from one side to the other side. Postural awareness (conscious and sub-conscious) is degraded (i.e.-slouching, leaning to one side, etc…) Exercises to Help Scoliosis: Is there really a benefit?

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