Marc Moramarco, DC recently returned from Barbados where he offered guidance and support to Tamisha Best-Gittens, DPT of Mobile Physical Therapy during her official launch of 3D scoliosis bracing in the Caribbean! While there, he spent time at her Christ Church clinic where Best-Gittens officially fit and adjusted her first Cheneau-Gensingen braces. Dr. Moramarco… Read More

Clothing to Help Hide a Scoliosis Brace or the Curves of Scoliosis Check out our guide about what to wear with scoliosis! Also, on Pinterest: Dressing for scoliosis and brace How to Hide a Scoliosis Brace or The Curves of Scoliosis Shirts to wear under the scoliosis brace: It is best to wear a tight-fitting, seamless shirt… Read More

We get it – having scoliosis stinks. Getting diagnosed can be confusing and scary, but we are here to help. Our scoliosis information for kids below offers tips for dealing with scoliosis. Things You Should Know About Having Scoliosis Having scoliosis isn’t as scary as it seems but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do something… Read More

Risser 5 is the last Risser sign. It indicates skeletal maturity. An x-ray will show complete ossification and fusion of the iliac crest apophysis. For our final feature on Risser sign, we’ll share the story of a local fifteen-year-old girl with a severe scoliosis who first came to see us as a Risser 5, more… Read More

Risser 4 indicates ossification of the iliac crest apophysis at 75% or more. “Capping” from lateral to medial (outside to inside) is nearly complete and skeletal maturity is approaching. From our perspective, there is more to say about Risser 4 than the other Risser stages. This is due to our use of different management techniques,… Read More

When a pelvic x-ray shows about 50-75% ossification of the iliac crest apophysis (from the outside to inside), this indicates Risser 3. As with Risser 2, this growth stage indicates continued but slowing growth, especially for girls. For boys, growth tends to be slow and steady throughout puberty – although this isn’t always the case. … Read More

When a child has reached the Risser 2 stage, ossification of the iliac crest apophysis (top of the pelvis) is between 25% and 50% complete. This ossification occurs from lateral to medial (outside to inside, as shown below). Risser 2 means that the child is still growing, but by this point the rate of growth… Read More

What Scoliosis 3DC Patients Are Saying

A Friend in Our Battle

“We had hoped for an improvement of a few degrees at best, but this improvement left us stunned. Marc’s knowledge, encouragement and support have given our son the tools to succeed in his battle against scoliosis.” Read More

A True Gift

“Your dedication and commitment to each of your clients is unique only to you and your staff. My wish is for all with scoliosis to know about your program and in turn giving them a much needed alternative to surgery.”” Read More

Best Decision Ever!

Best decision ever! After much research, we decided that traveling 1000 km to Scoliosis 3DC and paying out of pocket for a Gensingen Brace would give our 9 year old the best chance at stopping progression of her scoliosis. Dr. Marc, Amy, Maja and all the staff are so compassionate and spent several hours over… Read More