Monthly Archives: April 2014

Dr. Gary Deutchman is now seeing patients in Dubai Healthcare City offering advanced scoliosis diagnosis and management programs which include intensive schroth scoliosis exercise classes and Spinecor Custom Flexible Brace fittings. For more information, contact us. The office is located in Dubai, Healthcare City, Building 64, Block E, Ground Floor

Dr. Deutchman has been in private practice since 1986. His dedication to service is evident in his actions; in the early 90’s, Dr. Deutchman initiated and went on to manage volunteer chiropractic care programs for orphaned infants at the Hale House in NYC, as well as a program for priests and nuns of the Fratenite de Notre Dame, a French missionary group that maintains orphanages and soup kitchens around the world. In 1999 he provided chiropractic services to the Mens-Health Crisis in New York City. He continues to advised many chiropractors around the country about establishing local volunteer chiropractic care programs as well as serving as an educator for post graduate studies in Scoliosis. Dr. Deutchman served as district President of the New York Chiropractic Council for Manhattan from 1992 to 1994. In 2003 Dr. Deutchman formed the Scoliosis Care Foundation, a non profit organization dedicated to educate parents on the benefits of early detection and correction of Scoliosis;  In 2004, he was invited to St. Justine’s Hospital for Children to train and share ideas with the developers of the Spinecor brace, Dr. Christine Collaird, and Dr. Charles Rivard.

Today Dr. Deutchman is a provider for the Nationally recognized Scoliosis Systems (TM) program for the management of Scoliosis. He continues to be instrumental in developing non-surgical adult Scoliosis protocols utilizing postural reeducation techniques and the Spinecor brace. His ability to problem solve and his unmatched experience with difficult cases, makes Dr. Deutchman one of the World’s experts in alternative Scoliosis treatment for both children and adults.

Dr. Deutchman is also a Founding member of the International Society of Scoliosis Orthopedic Rehabilitation (SOSORT)

Education:

1986 Life Chiropractic College, Marietta Georgia- Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)

Post graduate training:

Chiropractic Biophysics
Carrick Institute Neurology program
Spinecor Scoliosis Brace Certification Training-St. Justine’s Hospital for Children, Montreal, Canada

Other:
1993-Manhattan District President of the New York Chiropractic Council
2002- Director and trustee of the Scoliosis Care Foundation – Nonprofit
2004- Adjunct Faculty of The New York Chiropractic College

Lecturer
New York Chiropractic College 2005, 2006
Bridgeport Chiropractic College 2005
International Conference on the Conservative Management of Spinal Deformity Barcelona Spain 2003
Consensus meeting of the European Spinecor Study Group, Alicante, Spain September 2005
New York Chiropractic Council district meetings 2005
Annual Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium 2006
International Conference on the Conservative Management of Spinal Deformities, Northeastern University, Boston MA 2007
Symposium on Evidence Based Management- New York Chiropractic College 2007

Original Research

  • Oculomotor functional improvement in scoliotic children with bracing, co-author Abstract published in Pediatric Rehabilitation Jan 04
  • A retrospective study of twenty three (23) adults with scoliosis treated with the Spinecor Orthosis, Scoliosis Journal 2007

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Scoliosis Analysis should include imaging of the spine and posture. Our Doctors offer a completely radiation free option scoliosis analysis. We offer Raster Stereography seen above in all our Satellite locations.

Reducing exposure to ionizing radiation is something we take very seriously. Today we can image the spine using Stand Up MRI technology and posture imaging systems like the Diers Formetic Scanner. When x-ray is used we routinely use breast and gonadal shielding as well as high frequency digital radiography.

 

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.Research Articles on Scoliosis Analysis and Kyphosis Analysis.

Kyphosis angle evaluated by video rasterstereography Relation to X-ray measurements

Hans-Rudolf Weiss

 


A Proven Technology…
The Formetric was Invented in the 1980s to periodically evaluate the progress in scoliosis treatment. without subjecting the patient to harmful radiation. It is widely used, since 1996, in Germany and other European countries by orthopedic doctors and surgeons. The Formetric is FDA approved.The Formetric works by using a harmless white light to deliver a fast (40 milliseconds) high-definition optical measurement of the surface of the back to produce graphical, clinical and analytical information on the spine, the pelvis and posture — without the need for radiation or intrusive measures.                                                                  .jpg-formetric-article_fig-6 

Scoliosis Analysis for the 21st Century- This non-invasive, harmless imaging has allowed us to reduce x-ray exposure to our patients by 50%-75%.  With over 1,000 of these units being used throughout Europe and Canada, the Formetric Scanner has proven itself as a usefull tool in the management of Scoliosis. Our 15 Regional Centers offer this technology for initial and follow up examinations when x-rays would otherwise be necessary. As is often the case, when our methods are successfull, not only does the spine curvature reduce, but so does the cosmetic appearence of the patient.  The Formetric scanner offers an unique look at the three dimensional correction our patients enjoy, and it allows us as clinicians to document improvements in posture and body contours following our care.

The optical image can be viewed immediately.  Images can be scanned with patients in “corrected posture”.
Screening for idiopathic scoliosis in adolescentsAdolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis usually becomes evident in the early adolescent years. It is a spine deformity characterized by lateral and rotational curvature of the spine. Scoliosis screening provides the opportunity to diagnose the condition and make referral for appropriate medical care. .
Schedule a screeningCommunicate with Dr. Gary
Deutchman or Dr. Marc Lamantia
to schedule a screening session for
your children. The time required for the scan is less than 5 minutes.In addition to screening for scoliosis and Kyphosis, we evaluate your spine, pelvis and posture.1-800-281-5010

info@scoliosissystems.com

 

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Should Adults With Scoliosis Use the Adult Spinecor Brace?On April 17 2009, the Adult spinecor Brace for Scoliosis was made available by Dr. Marc Lamantia and Dr. Gary Deutchman in all 14 offices throughout the United States. The new adult Spinecor brace design is more comfortable and hides even better under the clothes.  Although Dr. Lamantia and Dr. Deutchman did the original research on adults and Spinecor, and have been fitting adults with scoliosis since 2004, the Spinecorporation now recommends spinecor for adult use.

For more information on the Spinecor brace for adults with scoliosis call 1-800-281-5010 or email us by clicking on the link below.

Although the  Spinecor brace was originally developed for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treatment, clinical uses for adults with scoliosis, patients with kyphosis and non-idiopathic scoliosis are encouraging. Adults with scoliosis are routinely referred for adult Spinecor bracing to our New York, Chicago, Atlanta, North Carolina, Denver, Buffalo, St. Louis, Tampa, Ft Lauderdale, Roswell (GA), Washington State, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and the Inland Empire (CA) offices. Since the first adult fitting in the Spinecor brace, Drs. Deutchman and Lamantia has fitted over 1000 patients with all types of curvatures. Adults with scoliosis often experience pain relief immediately when the Spinecor brace if fitted appropriately. Due to the nature of the adult spine with scoliosis, different Spinecor brace configurations were developed to successfully manage adult patients. Dr. Deutchman  and Lamantia are unmatched in this area of  expertise.

Studies show adult scoliosis to be potentially progressive in nature and to be a major contributor to chronic pain, radiculopathy and neurogenic claudication. Due to the abnormal posture and muscle recruitment patterns associated with adult scoliosis, adult Spinecor bracing should be supported with specialized physiotherapy programs.

Unlike a rigid brace, the Spinecor brace uses a rotational 3D Corrective Movement which has been shown to be effective in reducing scoliosis curvatures in adolescents and adults. The Spinecor brace is a dynamic system of elastic bands which uses gentle forces to change posture and movement patterns over time. It can easily be worn under the clothes, during exercise and at work.

Adult scoliosis management differs from adolescent scoliosis treatments due to the long standing dysfunction of the motion segments of the spine and associated ligament degeneration. This may lead to subluxation (misalignment of the vertebra) and further degenerative change to both bone and soft tissues. Often, adult scoliosis treatment can be successful if the patient can tolerate the Spinecor brace. Careful evaluation and fitting procedures are necessary to ensure adults do not experience exacerbations of pain and nerve irritation. Spinecor brace research shows adults can achieve scoliosis curvature reduction despite reaching maximal bone maturity. Due to the fact that spinal deformities associated with scoliosis are not entirely from bone deformity, but include influences from ligament, disc and muscle function. Our adult Spinecor patients routinely respond in our program which may include Schroth Exerices and chiropractic care.

Results vary between individuals. Chiropractic management is recommended when subluxations are detected. For more information contact one of our doctors.

Video Testimonials of Adult Spinecor brace patients

Video Testimonials of Spinecor brace patients

References

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Spinal mobility and EMG activity in idiopathic scoliosis through dynamic lateral bending tests. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2002;91:130-4.,Ciolofan OC, Aubin CE, Mathieu PA, Beausejour M, Feipel V, Labelle H. Sainte-Justine Hospital, 3175 Cote Ste-Catherine Rd, Montreal, H3T 1C5, Canada.

Biomechanical factors affecting progression of structural scoliotic curves of the spine. Lupparelli S, Pola E, Pitta L, Mazza O, De Santis V, Aulisa L. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2002;91:81-5
Clin. Orthop. Pol. A. Gemelli – University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, ITALY.

Degeneration of the human lumbar spine ligaments. An ultrastructural study. Yahia H, Drouin G, Maurais G, Garzon S, Rivard CH.Biomedical Engineering Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Canada. Pathol Res Pract. 1989 Apr; 184(4): 369-75.

Natural history of the aging spine., Benoist M, Eur Spine J. 2003 Oct;12 Suppl 2:S86-9. Epub 2003 Sep 05. Orthopaedic Surgery Unit, Department of Rheumatology, Hopital Beaujon, 100 Bd du Gal Leclerc, 92110, Clichy, France. deuxmice@aol.com

Vestibular mechanisms involved in idiopathic scoliosis, Arch Ital Biol. 2002 Jan;140(1):67-80.
Manzoni D, Miele F.Dipartimento di Fisiologia e Biochimica, Universita di Pisa, Via S. Zeno 31, I-56127 Pisa, Italy.

Contact:
Gary A. Deutchman, D.C. and Marc J. Lamantia M.S.,D.C.1-800-281-5010mailto:info@scoliosissystems.com

scolioscreeningThe first completely non-radiation management for Scoliosis is now available. MRI has no known side effects and can now be used to evaluate scoliosis both in and out of braces.  The New Scoliosis Coil developed by Fonar MRI is now being used in San Jose CA and New York City.  “This is a milestone in the clinical management of scoliosis”, according to Dr. Gary Deutchman, co-founder of Scoliosis Systems LLP.

X-ray exposure in the management of Scoliosis has long been a concern.. “Although we have always used gonadal and breast shielding, we are so pleased to be the first Scoliosis Clinic in the World to offer MR Imaging as a viable alternative to x-ray”, says Dr. Marc Lamantia.

Scoliosis affects nearly 1 million Americans each year. Newer bra
ce technologies and advances in rehabilitation techniques have given millions of adults and children an alternative to surgery and rigid braces. With more people seeking treatment in adulthood, the need for safer imaging techniques has spurred inventions like Rastersteropgraphy, and now Scoliosis sensitive MRI. “MRI is a safe and cost effective way to monitor scoliosis in both children and adults. I hope more clinicians will offer MRI to their patients, for now, there are a handfull of us pionnering change.”, says Dr. Deutchman.