Neuroskeletal Management of Scoliosis-Certificate Program for D.C.s

36 CE Credits Provided by National University Location: National University of Health Sciences, Lombard Illinois Seminar Dates: April 23-24, 2016 Module 1 (12 CE Credits) Neuroskeletal Diagnosis and Management of Scoliosis (Doctors- $950 Students- $195) June 4-5, 2016 Module 2 (12 CE Credits) Nu-Schroth Exercise for Scoliosis (Doctors- $1100 Students- $195) Sept 23-24 2016 – Module 3 (12 CE Credits) Metabolic and Neurologic Considerations in Scoliosis (Doctors- $1100 Students- $195) *Special Package Rate for the above 3 seminars for $2600 Dates and Location TBA Module 4- *Spinal Orthotic Certification powered by Scoliosis Systems *Spinal Orthotic Certification – (Available by Invitation […]

A Randomized Controlled Study of the Natural History of Idiopathic Scoliosis vs SpineCor Treatment

A research study at Sainte Justine’s University Children’s Hospital & Research Center in Montreal Canada was led by two prominent orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Christine Coillard and Dr. Charles Rivard to examine the differences in outcomes between adolescents with scoliosis that were not treated at all for their scoliosis and those treated with SpineCor. Scoliosis Natural Progression vs SpineCor from Brett Diaz on Vimeo. The study titled A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of the Natural History of Idiopathic Scoliosis versus Treatment with the Spinecor Brace divided a group of 68 teens who had been diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis who’s curves were […]

The Role of Muscles In Stabilization of the Spine In Scoliosis Rehabilitation

In scoliosis specific exercise there are 2 different camps of thought when it comes to strengthening weakened muscles to help stabilize the spine. One camp believes that only the deep postural muscles of the trunk that directly attach to the spine are necessary to activate, the other camp feels that both the deep postural muscles and the more superficial muscles that attach the spine to the upper and lower lower extremities are important to activate. A study done presented in the Spine Journal in 2004 titled Determining the Stabilizing Role of Individual Torso Muscles During Rehabilitation Exercises studied individual lumbar […]

Neuro-Orthopedic Spinal Therapy; A novel approach to managing Scoliosis. PART 1

Have you wondered how conventional scoliosis methods came to be? I often find myself pondering the origins of things, the origin of man, the origin of the universe, I’m especially perplexed by the origins of behavior. When we think about a conventional treatment in medicine, its nothing more than a behavior that is widely accepted and practiced and in not unchangeable. So how did we get to the conventional behavior of managing scoliosis with surgery alone?¬† In 50 years we haven’t reliably sustained reduction in the amount of scoliosis surgeries, and continue to fuse the spines of young women with […]

What’s so good about the Nu-Schroth Scoliosis Method?

I recently took a call from a parent of an 11 year old diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 7 years old. ¬†During the past 4 years she has been under the care of an orthopedist who has dutifully monitored the child with x-rays during that time. At the last meeting the doctor recommended the child try some Schroth scoliosis exercises and recommended they find a local therapist trained in the 94 year old method. What changed? why did the Orthopedist suddenly recommend a nearly 100 year old method after 4 years of watchful waiting. This type of phone call […]