Scoliosis Treatment

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Disclaimer: Treatment result may vary based on individual conditions

Don’t Wait & See!

 

  • You may miss the opportunity to improve you or your loved one’s conditions. You deserve to live a better life by managing your scoliosis.

 

  • Early intervention for mild scoliosis is crucial for promoting curve correction.

 

We Can Help & You Can Do Better to Manage the Abnormal Curvature of Your Spine.

 

Start the treatment journey with us at BREMJ today!

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Target groups for our scoliosis treatment:

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (Clients who are 10-18 years old)

  • Adult Scoliosis

  • Scoliosis in the elderly (Must be physically fit)

  • Juvenile Scoliosis - Age 3 to 9 (Only for selected cases)

  • Post-surgical correction rehabilitation (A doctor referral letter is required)

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We provide evidence-based physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises for most age groups of scoliosis clients.

 

Rehabilitation goals:

  • To improve physical body shape and appearance

  • To improve balance and strength of muscles

  • To reduce trunk asymmetry

  • To reduce pressure on internal organs

  • To promote correction

  • To mobilize stiff spinal joints

  • To improve lung function

  • To reduce the unequal mechanical force in your body that promote progression of the spinal curve

  • Pain management (if any)

What is Schroth Method?

  • It was developed by Katharina Schroth who was suffering from moderate scoliosis in 1920.

  • This is a more functional method which was widely recognized as the best conservative scoliosis treatment in all of Germany by the late 1930’s. (Resource: Berdishevsky et al. Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders ,2016)

What is Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS)?

  • The principles of correction are based on the original concepts created by Katharina Schroth.

  • BSPTS was founded by Spanish physiotherapist Elena Salva in 1968, and it has been further developed by Elena’s daughter, Gloria Quera-Salva and Dr. Manuel Rigo.

  • BSPTS involves a therapy plan of sensory-motor, cognitive and kinesthetic training which are used to improve the scoliosis 3D shape and posture.

  • It uses breathing mechanics, muscles activation and mobilization (Resource: Dobosiewicz K et al. Study Health Technol Inform, 2002; Berdishevsky et al. Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders ,2016)

  • It is a physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises which are well accepted by SOSORT (International Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment).

What is Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS, Italy)

  • It is a customized exercise program scientifically adapted to all aspects of the conservative scoliosis treatment based on the latest research.

  • It focuses on improving spinal stability and regaining postural control through doing exercises involved active self-correction of the scoliotic posture.

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BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE

Phase 1 BREMJ Scoliosis Treatment

  • Intensive treatment program is more recommended, especially for those who travel from other countries

  • Treatments: specific manual techniques, tailored prescribed exercises based on individual spinal curvature (Your treatment program is customized to your condition)

  • Treatment sessions are conducted by an Advanced Schroth-Certified BSPTS & SEAS (SA) Physiotherapist

  • One on one treatment: to monitor and supervise your treatment and exercises closely

  • Kindly contact us for a session of consultation and evaluation, to discuss your specific needs before commencing the Phase 1 treatment program.

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Phase 2 BREMJ Scoliosis Treatment

  • It is only opened for clients who have completed the Phase 1 treatment.

  • Adolescent/adult cases: 60 or 90 minutes per session

  • Our physiotherapist will advise you how regular you need to attend the follow-up sessions after completing phase 1 treatment. It is subjected to your progress, status of growth and individual needs.

WHAT IS SCOLIOSIS

According to SRS (Scoliosis Research Society), scoliosis is a condition of side-to-side spinal curves. Spinal curves that measure ten degrees or more, and the backbones might be rotated.

 

The backbones (spine) of a scoliosis patient look more like a “C” or “S” than a straight line when viewing a (front/back view) x-ray.

Scoliosis is a complex three-dimensional deformity of the spine & trunk, which appear in apparently healthy children and can progress in relation to multiple factors during any rapid of growth, or later in life. (M Rigo,th Grivas,J O’Brian, in scoliosis 2010)

The cause of more than 80% of scoliosis cases is unknown. Such cases are categorized as idiopathic (meaning of not traceable to a direct cause) scoliosis.

 

Idiopathic scoliosis is likely found in girls than boys.

Scoliosis by age:

  • Infantile idiopathic scoliosis is presented in children ages 0 - 3

  • Juvenile idiopathic scoliosis is presented in children ages 4 - 10

  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is presented in teenagers ages 11 - 18

  • Adult scoliosis is presented in people older than 18

Signs & symptoms of scoliosis may include:

  • Uneven shoulders

  • Uneven hips/waist/pelvis

  • Head tilts to one side

  • The body leans more on one side

  • Altered shape of rib cage- a hump or bump on one side of the rib cage

  • One shoulder blade sticks out more than the other side

  • Pain in neck, back, hip, knee or other joints

  • Breathing problems because of restricted lung expansion (for severe thoracic/upper backbones scoliosis cases)

What happens if scoliosis left untreated?

  • Untreated mild/moderate/severe scoliosis may continue to progress. In severe cases, the lung and heart function might be affected. In general, surgery is reserved for patients with progressive scoliosis curves (more than 45 degrees)

  • Some spinal problems might be developed, such as neck pain, back pain, height loss etc

  • Long term emotional impact: Scoliosis can affect someone’s body image/physical appearance. Therefore, some scoliosis patients may have more challenges socializing with peers, feel isolated and suffer from lower self-esteem/depression/anxiety. There is a study (2014) concluded that young patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis suffer stress and general concern more frequently with the increasing age.

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What do you need to prepare for attending the first scoliosis treatment session?

  • A latest full-spine X-ray film – lateral view (side view) and AP view (front/back view). It should be taken NOT MORE THAN 3 months from the date of your first session of treatment. An X-ray film is required for your spinal curvature measurement. Kindly contact us if you need assistance with the above.

  • Appropriate attire is required for physical assessment and exercises. Kindly check this with our staffs when booking an appointment.

 

  • A doctor referral letter (if any). For post-surgical scoliosis correction cases, a doctor referral letter is required for proceeding to the treatment program.