Dr Michael Gardner from the National Scoliosis Clinic on Better Treatment Options
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1M ago
In this episode, I talk to Dr Michael Gardner from Stanford about some awesome new options for treatment.  Historically, conservative treatment for scoliosis has been limited by distance, training, and referral.  Dr Gardner is looking to help those with scoliosis navigate those challenges and get the care they need.  He and his colleagues have developed a way for those with scoliosis to receive conservative treatment online.  They have even developed a way to scan the back and produce a 3D image of the back to aide treatment.   Check out this episode if you have s ..read more
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Adam Waugh, CPO on Scoliosis Bracing and His Philosophy on Getting Great Results
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4M ago
In this episode we discuss scoliosis bracing with Adam Waugh, CPO.  Adam is an orthotist who works for Goal Pediatric Orthotics here in Utah.  He has been a great resource for bracing, and he has a great philosophy of how to get the best results possible.   Check out this episode if you are looking at doing scoliosis bracing, or if you are braced.  He gives some tips and tricks on how to get the best results, as well as some insights into how providers can improve our treatment as well.  We are excited to have him as part of our multidisciplinary team, and will be ..read more
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Charlene Nordhoff, PTA and Janessa Brink, PTA Talk About Schroth Method Training
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6M ago
One of the things that sets Align Therapy apart is the specialized training we receive on Scoliosis Specific Exercise.  All of our therapists are trained in The Schroth Method now that Char and Janessa received training this last year.   In this episode they talk about how they were trained to treat patients before and after scoliosis certification.  They talk about their experience with current patients and how they feel this training has benefitted their practice.  Janessa and Char are amazing therapists that have helped many patients with spinal deformities, includi ..read more
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Gary Huntington, DPT Schroth Method Scoliosis Specialist in St George, Utah
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6M ago
In this episode, I talk to Gary Huntington who is one of the few Schroth Method physical therapists in Utah.  He is located in St George, Utah and has been treating scoliosis and other spine patients there for 10 years.  He shares his experience and introduction to scoliosis and why he loves treating this condition.  He also shares some exciting news that he will be opening a scoliosis specific clinic in Southern Utah in St George, and is really excited to start treating patients with more of a multidisciplinary approach.  One of the struggles with scoliosis specific exerci ..read more
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Professional Rock Climber Kyra Condie on Scoliosis Spinal Fusion and the Tokyo Olympics
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11M ago
Kyra Condie is a professional rock climber who had a spinal fusion as a teen to stop a rapidly progressing scoliosis curve.  On this episode, Kyra discusses what it was like to have scoliosis progress to needing surgery when her climbing career was starting to take off.  Fast forward to the Tokyo Olympics and Kyra is the first athlete to compete in the Olympic Games with a spinal fusion.   She shares a great story about the first surgeon she went to telling her that climbing wasn't going to be a big part of her life, so she should just not worry about it.  She ended up ..read more
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December 2022 Scoliosis Workshop at Align Therapy
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by thescoliosisexperience
1y ago
Each month we do a scoliosis workshop in the second week of the month.  This month we discuss many topics related to scoliosis, including how to determine what the best treatment is for you.  We also talk about scoliosis specific exercise and bracing.  This was also on YouTube live, and you can check it out below.  https://youtu.be/Gi7_OlihSeU ..read more
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November 2022 Scoliosis Workshop and YouTube Live
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1y ago
This year we decided that every month we would have workshop where we can talk about scoliosis, answer questions, and help those dealing with this diagnosis learn what to do for treatment.   In this episode we talk about what causes scoliosis, when to get help, what to do, and what size of curves are treated in what way.  Check it out and see what you can learn.  To view this on YouTube, click on the link below.  https://youtu.be/yt-z5PsCdT8   ..read more
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Straight Talk Scoliosis with Rachel and Terry Mulvaney...The Curvy Girls
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by thescoliosisexperience
1y ago
This was an amazing episode to record.  Terry and Rachel share some fantastic information for all those with scoliosis.   Terry is the author of Straight Talk Scoliosis which is a great resource book for those living with and dealing with scoliosis.  She has done extensive research on the effective treatments for scoliosis and is a huge patient and parent advocate.  Rachel's scoliosis story is truly amazing.  From being diagnosed when she was very young, to wearing a brace for years, to then reducing her curve by 50% after she reached skeletal maturity using ..read more
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Madeline Kidd on Supporting Others with Scoliosis
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by thescoliosisexperience
1y ago
One of the best things for those diagnosed with scoliosis is to have support from someone who knows what they are going through.  Madeline is an amazing teen who is looking to do just that.   She is competing in Miss Northern Utah Outstanding Teen, and has decided her Social Impact Initiative is supporting teenage girls who have been diagnosed with scoliosis.   She shares her story of having scoliosis herself, being braced, and getting through the challenging times.  Her attitude toward scoliosis is amazing and she has a strong desire to help others dealing with t ..read more
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Jennifer Lee, Drama Therapist, on the Scoliosis Mind Body Connection
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by thescoliosisexperience
1y ago
Jennifer Lee is a licensed Drama Therapist in Boston and took the time to discuss her own experience with scoliosis, as well as how she helps those struggling with scoliosis and chronic pain.   She also gives some really helpful insights into what providers can do better when talking to their patients.  Most of the time, this can be a very influential interaction and we need to do better with making it a positive one.   Jenn touches on how she uses Drama Therapy along with other treatment techniques to address the psychological side of scoliosis along with how she curr ..read more
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