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What Can Cause Your Scoliosis To Progressive Rapidly?

pedist consider that once a child stops growing the risk for progression of their scoliosis goes away, the fact is that this is only partially true. While the risk for rapid progression diminishes greatly at skeletal maturity, it is not the only time in life that scoliosis can progress. In fact, for a woman with scoliosis there are 3 times in her life that she risks rapid progression of her scoliosis curves, if she’s not doing anything to stabilize her spine.

3 Times of Life A Woman’s At Risk For Scoliosis Progression

  • Puberty – Rapid Growth & Hormonal Changes
  • Pregnancy – Hormone Relaxin Relaxes Ligaments
  • Menopause – Bony Changes

Additional Risk for Slow Progression of Scoliosis

In addition to the risk for rapid progression scoliosis research shows that once a curve reaches a certain tipping point (generally considered around 30°) gravity really starts to takes advantage of the imbalanced spine. Gravitational pull can cause a slow progression of about 1° per year. At that rate it would mean a 14 year old girl with a 30° curve, if she did nothing to help stabilize her spine, could end up with a 50° curve by the time she is 34 years old.

Keys to Scoliosis Correction & Stability

Moving the Body More Towards the Mid-Line – Reduces imbalanced gravitational forces
Strengthen Specifically Weakened Muscles in the Spine and Trunk – Relieves muscle strain to the other side
Improve Patterns of Movement and Postural Awareness – Keeping your spine from collapsing into the downward spiral of scoliosis

Schroth Scoliosis Exercise Group Classes

Learn how Schroth Scoliosis exercise group classes can be customized to help you improve your quality of life. Scoliosis Specific Exercises according the Schroth Method aim to encourage Autocorrection of the posture as well as reshaping of the 3 dimensional posture using breathing, isometric poses, and dynamic movement control. Scoli-Fit Schroth Scoliosis Group classes are offered in New York City at two locations






Scoliosis Systems LLP 1085 Park Ave, Suite 1e NY NY 10128


Thrusday June 14, 6:30pm-7:30pm


Tuesday June 19, 6:30pm-7:30pm


CliniCube NYC, 39 W 29th St Fl 11, NY NY 1001


Thursday June 21 12:00pm-1:00pm


Tuesday June 26th 6:30pm-7:30pm

Cost: $25


1-212-360-7760 (Limited Space Available)

Instructors: Marc Lamantia -Schroth Certified in Germany,

Arielle Klig, Schroth Trained in the Barcelona School Technique.

About Us: Scoliosis Systems LLP is a national organization of doctors and therapists dedicated to the health and well being of persons with scoliosis. Dr. Lamantia was Schroth Certified in Germany in 2008. For the past decade he has been developing the Scoli-Fit Schroth protocols.  Scoli-Fit takes the best of the Original Schroth Method and modernizes it to be fun and effective. Here are some of the Topics you’ll learn about

  • Corrective Breathing; Synergy of Use of the diagphram and intercostal muscles
  • The role of Stretching and How to Stretch muscles, vs Ligaments, Slow stretch vs Fast Stretch
  • How to understand how your body moves; Sensory integration of movement if often unreliable in scoliosis
  • Isometric poses cleverly designed to help you access dormant muscle groups.
  • How to use movement to enhance your outcomes; walking, swimming, climbing.
  • Proper sitting postures.


June is Scoliosis Awareness month; here is what you can do.

Please join us in bringing awareness to those with scoliosis that surgery is not the only option. Despite multiple studies have shown that over a 30 year period, scoliosis surgery adversely affected the quality of life scores when compared to those that chose to live well with scoliosis. The orthopedic insistence that surgery is the only option has handcuffed the families and patients into accepting a treatment they knew wasn’t the best option for them. Today things are changing. Thanks to our patients who spoke up and let people know of the their success. Use your personal social media platform this month to make people aware that scoliosis can be managed without surgery. Here are 3 things you can do to help.

Things to do during Scoliosis Awareness month (June)

  1. Post a picture of yourself doing something inspiring and tell your story

  2. Write a testimonial and send it to us and we’ll post your story

  3. Make a donation to the non profit Scoliosis care Foundation

Together we can help people help themselves. Thank you for your involvement.


Drs Marc Lamantia, Gary Deutchman, Brett Diaz, Daniel Pagan, Arielle Klig, Kelsey Wiginton, Gigi Leonte, Steven Geanopulos, Morgan Maddox

Scoliosis Nutrition; INFLAM-FX is a potent natural Anti-inflammatory formula designed to target bone health

  • Is clinically shown to reduce joint stiffness within 3 days*
  • Is clinically shown to reduce joint discomfort within 5 days*
  • Is clinically shown to increase range of motion and physical function within 7 days*
  • Supports joint health through a multi-pronged mechanism of action*
  • Backed by two randomized, double-blind human clinical trials
  • Is proven safe through dozens of safety studies and long-term human consumption
  • Provides potent antioxidant activity*
  • Promotes healthy aging and overall wellbeing*
  • Undergoes stringent QA processes for guaranteed purity and potency



Turn off the Cytokine Flow to stop scoliosis progression and degeneration with scoliosis nutrition.

Research is pointing towards the immune response as the mechanism responsible for trophic (tissue) changes associated with scoliosis curvature progression. Through the process of inflammation, cytokines (proteins that are released when tissues are damaged) mediate a pro-inflammatory response that can be switched on without limitation, which ultimately leads to fatty infiltration of the concavity musculature in particular, through an immune muscle cross talk, and progressive bone and joint deformity via an immune bone cross talk.

The pro inflammatory cytokines also have an effect on the non-endcoded nuclear DNA responsible for switching genes on and off. We know this as the epigenetic response. Epigenetics factors have been shown to be controllable through nutritional changes. Below is a list of nutrients we recommend for our patients.

Univestin: A combination of botanicals clinically shown to reduce joint pain but more importantly for scoliosis patients is the mechanism in which it works. These botanicals have been shown to reduce the influence of pro-inflammatory cytokines.

Univestin Address the COX-2, 5-LOX, prostaglandins, oxidative stress and ROS production*

Joint discomfort and stiffness is caused by a complex cascading reaction to thinning joint cartilage. Many joint health ingredients attempt to tamp down the body’s natural “reaction cascade” by addressing a single mechanism-of-action (MOA), but research has shown that the body often adjusts to such single-channel solutions by activating activity in other channels.

Univestin’s patented multi-channel approach combines flavonoid-enriched plant extracts that have been clinically shown to balance activity across multiple “prongs” of the reaction cascade, soothing joint discomfort and relieving stiffness.* Scoliosis progression has been shown to involve these same metabolic pathways and clinically should be managed in a similar way.

Nutrition has been shown to be an effective way to modify cytokines levels and thereby effectively blunting the downstream effect which ultimately could lead to progression and or degeneration. Specifically Tumeric and Grape Seed Extract have been shown to reduce pro inflammatory cytokines when given in clinically significant amounts.
Quercetin Dihydrate is a Flavonoid polyphenol which is most beneficial for down-regulating inflammatory cytokines or suppressing inflammatory pathways and functions. Quercetin is considered the most diffuse nature-derived flavonol there is, showing strong effects on immunity and inflammation caused by leukocytes and other intracellular signals. Scoliosis progression is reliant on these same pathways.

Grape Seed Extract has been shown to improve bone health in animal studies, as well as being a powerful antioxidant.

Changes of Selenium, Copper, and Zinc Content in Hair and Serum of Patients with Idiopathic Scoliosis has also been reported.

Ingredients: d-a-Tocopheryl Acet 700iu, Quercetin Dihydrate, Tumeric, Grape Seed Ext ,Vit D 3 2000IU, Selenomethionine, Copper Citrate, Manganese chelazome zinc glyciate chelate citric acid fine granular anhydr Vit K2, Sunflower Lecithin, aquamin (Marine Algae)

*these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, furthermore this product is not meant do diagnose or treat any condition and should not be taken without the consultation with your physician.

Osteo-FX uses patented technology and nutrition to:


  • Promote Estrogenic effects on bone
  • Supports Bone Mineral Density providing 680mg of Strontium Citrate
  • Aids in the mineralization and maturation of bone cells
  • Provides fast & effective PTH suppression and Bone protection.


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