What is Patient-Centred Scoliosis Treatment?
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by ScoliCare
4d ago
In recent years, patient-centred care has revolutionised the approach to scoliosis treatment by focusing on the unique needs, preferences and values of each patient.  This approach places patients at the heart of the process, emphasising holistic well-being and active patient involvement, moving away from traditional methods that often prioritized clinical outcomes over individual experiences. Understanding Patient-Centred Scoliosis Care Patient-centred scoliosis care involves tailoring treatment plans to meet the specific needs of each patient. This personalised approach includes: Comp ..read more
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A Parent’s Guide to Supporting Children with Scoliosis
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by ScoliCare
1w ago
The journey through scoliosis can be overwhelming for many parents. Each step presents unique challenges and uncertainties, from the initial diagnosis to ongoing management. Being well-informed and proactive is crucial for parents to ensure their child receives the best possible care and support. In this article, we will explore essential considerations for parents, equipping them with the knowledge to better navigate their child’s scoliosis journey. Understanding Scoliosis Scoliosis is a condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine. It can affect people of any age,  but ..read more
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Dispelling Misconceptions About Scoliosis
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by ScoliCare
1w ago
Scoliosis is a condition that is often surrounded by misconceptions and myths. This can lead to unnecessary worries and confusion about its treatment and, in some cases, potential mismanagement. In this article, we aim to debunk some of these myths and offer insights into why they might have come about in the first place. Challenging the “Wait and See” Approach One common misconception about treating scoliosis is the idea of adopting a passive “wait and see” approach. This a pproach, which suggests monitoring the condition without immediate intervention, can lead to the progression of curves ..read more
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Does Trunk Muscle Endurance Worsen With Bracing in AIS?
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by jess
3w ago
Important new research has been published recently on trunk muscle endurance in relation to ScoliBrace® and ScoliBalance®. The paper is called, “The Improvement of Trunk Muscle Endurance in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis Treated with ScoliBrace® and the ScoliBalance® Exercise Approach” and it is published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. Watch the video above for a summarised view of findings. To read the full paper visit:  https://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/13/3/653 The authors include ScoliCare CEO Jeb McAviney, ScoliCare Head of Education and Research Rose Marchese, Juan Du P ..read more
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ScoliCare Announcement: Dr. Jeb McAviney Joins SOSORT Board!
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by jess
1M ago
We are thrilled to announce that ScoliCare CEO, Dr. Jeb McAviney has been voted onto the board of the International Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT). This prestigious appointment is a testament to Dr. McAviney’s dedication to the field of scoliosis and hyperkyphosis. Dr. Jeb McAviney is a leading scoliosis practitioner with over 20 years experience working in non-surgical management of spinal disorders, including scoliosis and hyperkyphosis. With both a Master of Chiropractic and a Master of Pain Medicine, Dr. McAviney’s educational background underscores ..read more
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Understanding the Correlation Between Scoliosis and Sciatica
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by jess
1M ago
Scoliosis and sciatica are two distinct yet interconnected conditions that can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. While scoliosis involves an abnormal curvature of the spine, sciatica refers to pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, often stemming from compression or irritation. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the correlation between scoliosis and sciatica, exploring the mechanisms, symptoms, and treatment options associated with these conditions. The Spinal Connection: How Scoliosis and Sciatica Interact Scoliosis, characterised by a lateral curvature of the ..read more
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Interview with Scoliosis Clinician Dr. Joel Ackerman
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by jess
1M ago
Dr. Joel Ackerman is a Scoliosis Clinician and Chiropractor who looks after patients in our ScoliCare Sydney South Clinic. What attracted you to your role at ScoliCare? For me it doesn’t get much better than being able to work for a company that is leading in its field, being in the front line of research and the development of Scoliosis treatment. For the first time in my career, I am looking forward to Mondays. What have been some of the common challenges you have seen in patients with scoliosis? One of the more common challenges I see in practice is the psychological side of scoliosis ..read more
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Tips For Sleeping in a Scoliosis Brace
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by jess
1M ago
Wearing a scoliosis brace, especially when it comes to sleeping comfortably, can be an adjustment. Whether you’re a preteen, teenager, or adult, getting a good night’s rest while adhering to your treatment plan is crucial. Here are some practical tips to help you adjust to wearing your brace at night and ensure a more comfortable sleep.   1. Choose the Right Pyjamas Selecting the right sleepwear can make a significant difference to your comfort level. Opt for Soft, Breathable Fabrics Choose pyjamas made from soft, breathable materials like cotton to reduce irritation and keep you cool ..read more
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A Comprehensive Guide on the Relationship Between Scoliosis and Height
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by jess
2M ago
Scoliosis, a condition characterised by an abnormal curvature of the spine, is often associated with various physical manifestations. Among these is its potential impact on an individual’s height. On the flip side of this, the fast growth period of an adolescent can be associated with higher risk of progression of the scoliosis. Understanding the intricate relationship between scoliosis and height is crucial for both patients and healthcare professionals. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the complexities of this connection, exploring its implications and considerations. Understandi ..read more
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Neuromuscular Scoliosis: An Overview
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by jess
2M ago
Understanding Neuromuscular Scoliosis Scoliosis, a condition characterised by an abnormal curvature of the spine, affects millions of people worldwide. While idiopathic scoliosis, a scoliosis with no known cause, is the most common form, there are various other types, each with unique underlying factors. One such type is neuromuscular scoliosis and it is closely associated with neurological or muscular disorders. Here we delve into the intricacies of neuromuscular scoliosis, exploring its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options. What is Neuromuscular Scoliosis? Neuromuscular scolio ..read more
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