What are My Child’s Chances of Scoliosis Progression? A paper by Lonstein and Carlson is a popular resource on the topic of scoliosis progression. Their 1984 study features a progression factor equation taking a child’s age, Cobb angle and Risser sign (method of estimating skeletal maturity) into account to estimate percentage risk of scoliosis progression. The study conclusions are… Read More

In recent weeks, of my adolescent scoliosis patients, three have confirmed cases of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) (siblings and another) and one other has a suspected connective tissue disorder, possibly EDS. With this coincidence, I thought a blog about Ehlers-Danlos accompanied by scoliosis in order. EDS is a fairly rare genetic disorder, classified according to type… Read More

Scoliosis bracing is controversial and will continue to be even though the recently published results of the long awaited trial known as BrAIST concludes that bracing is effective (1). Here’s the overview and a few impressions. The BrAIST study was conducted at multiple scoliosis clinics across the U.S. and Canada and included 242 participants with adolescent… Read More

We have been involved in Schroth exercise for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis since 2002. The following post summarizes an important study on Schroth exercise that was published a few years back.  This valuable study, entitled, ‘The efficacy of Schroth’s 3-dimensional exercise therapy in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in Turkey’ is authored by Saadet Otman,… Read More

What Scoliosis 3DC Patients Are Saying

Exercises Reduce Rigidity

“Dr. Moramarco started me on a series of exercises to expand my lung constriction and to help reduce rigidity in various parts of my spine. Now there are days when I do not need to take any pain medication and many days when I can walk a mile without sitting down.” Read More

Brace Was a Success

“M’s first day back to school with her brace was a success! She had it on 19 hours! She’s wearing it from bed time until she gets home from school which will be about 19 hours a day. M(sister) is wearing hers from 6pm until 7am to get in her 13 hours. So far so… Read More

An Amazing Journey

“Julia felt in control, as if she could take responsibility from now on. She learned the exercises precisely and did them regularly. Dr. Moramarco did care about her, giving 120% (maybe 150%) effort during the entire treatment.” Read More