• 11.5 year-old female
  • Initial Cobb angle(s) 12°/23°
  • Risser 0

JP was first diagnosed with a mild lumbar scoliosis (measuring 23°) at age eleven. At the time, her Risser score was 0 and she was at high risk for progression. Local practitioners from her home state of Rhode Island recommended a Providence brace but her parents were interested in learning more about current treatment options for scoliosis and  brought her to Scoliosis 3DC instead.

As we previously discussed on our site, bracing recommendations can vary when scoliosis reaches the higher end of the mild category. Given that JP had significant growth potential ahead of her and she was in the middle of a growth spurt, Dr. Moramarco outlined a conservative treatment approach. JP completed a 12-hour Schroth program (patients with more moderate/severe scoliosis typically do a 17-hour program) and was fit with a Cheneau-Gensingen brace.

Given her relatively close proximity to Massachusetts, JP follows up in our office about every 2 months or so. When J started outgrowing her brace she was fit with a second Cheneau-Gensingen brace, designed according to her curve pattern. J is making excellent progress!

It’s been about 18 months since coming under our care. Her Cobb angles now measure 11º, 8° and 7º. The proactive approach that JP’s parents took shows just how important it is to act fast when a mild scoliosis is first diagnosed or things aren’t going well in another scoliosis brace. While she still has considerable growth remaining (now Risser 1), we are optimistic that JP will have a great outcome if she stays the course with her program and brace.

What Scoliosis 3DC Patients Are Saying

Flexibility & Confidence

“My son was so sad to leave them after a week and is already anxious to return!! The brace and therapy have already helped tremendously with my sons flexibility and confidence.” Read More

Brought Back Hope

“We cannot thank Dr. Moramarco enough for everything he has done for our daughter. In that time, when most orthopedic doctors chose not to believe in Schroth technique, you, Dr. Marc, actually dedicated your life to help scoliosis patients, to improve their health, quality of mind, and life.” Read More

I Am Eternally Grateful

“I know my daughter is receiving the very best care for her condition and that she will be able to manage it into the future with the courage and confidence she has gained through the process she has undertaken with Scoliosis 3DC.” Read More