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 […]

What Makes Scoliosis get Worse?

Scoliosis is a genetic syndrome with a hallmark deformity of the spine, but it’s more than that. One way we identify genetic diseases is to study twin populations. Identical twins have the exact same genome, therefore genetic disease would be shared between the siblings, and that’s exactly what we see in scoliosis. However, these studies also show the severity of the disesse is variable, Twin studies have shown there is no question genetics play a role in developing the conditions, but differences in the direction and severity indicate there is more to it than just genetics. So what makes scoliosis […]

Hypothalamic Amenorrhea in Scoliosis

Is my Daughters Irregular Period important to her scoliosis? I often examine late teenaged patients that have not started their menstruation, or that have started their period but report it’s irregular. Since this is quite common, it very often does not raise any concern by doctors or parents. As a trained Functional Neurologist, I know one reason for this type of amenorrhea; it’s termed “Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, and it’s caused by a lack of fat due to either excessive exercise or low caloric intake. It’s important to understand why this happens. To put it simple, if the brain (hypothalamus) does not […]

Scoliosis Treatment Success

Presentation: A 62 year old female presented herself without referral for the examination. Her medical history included multiple recent falls, adult progressive scoliosis and a possible diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis from her medical neurologist. Observations posture reveal chronic towing of the spine to the right, shuffling gate with wide stance and the need to constantly hold on for stability. Exams: a comprehensive neurological exam was performed including a sensory motor exam, a cerebellar and brainstem cranial nerve exam with appropriate testing of vestibular and oculomotor function. Clinical findings were nomometric in regards the motor examination. Ranges of motion were restricted […]