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Old 26-06-2012, 07:44 PM
urwhatuthink urwhatuthink is offline
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Smile Does anyone know about Scroth Method for Scoliosis?

I was doing some research on Google when I came across this forum. I am hoping someone might have some suggestions for me on where to turn to and who to do now.

A little bit of background about me: I an adult female (age almost 46) .

As a teenager in 1980 I was diagnosed with Scoliosis and I wore a back brace to prevent my spine curvature of about 28 degrees becoming any worse. I have been experiencing pain in my right side (lower back, hip and buttocks area). It will sometimes play up as a sharp pain and would cause me to stop in my tracks whatever I was doing e.g. walking. Now of late it seems to be getting slowly worse.

Am able to walk and getting around thanks to the help of Orthaheel Orthotic shoes and sandals without them I have much difficulty walking and use crutches which I keep on hand.

After a visit to my Doctor I had an x-ray done 2 weeks ago now and the radiologist report in my x-ray has said that I have Femoral acetabular impingement Pincer not Cam type. I have been doing some research on the internet and it seems that Scoliosis can sometimes be misdiagnosed as FAI and that perhaps my X-rays were not easy to make a diagnosis from due to my Scoliosis.

What I am wondering please is, as an adult who A. Has Scoliosis and B. Wore a Milwaukee back brace
as a teenager, what would be the next best thing for me to do? Who should I see? Perhaps an Orthopaedic surgeon? Not finding it easy either to find out who would be the best Orthopaedic surgeon in Australia to see that specialises in Scoliosis, if this is who I should see next. Perhaps a sports doctor? Has anyone had any success or know anything about the Schroth Method? ( I think it is). Any help or suggestions from anyone would be much appreciated. Many Thanks
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:51 PM
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I am sorry I am not of much help, but I am sure some of the more experienced members will chime in. I believe the process would be to get a referral from your doctor to a spinal surgeon and go from there. If you are not happy with the x-ray report and you have private health insurance, then you should not have too many issues when considering your spinal history. If are a public patient, then you may be facing an up hill battle. In South Australia even if you have a spinal problem, you will be waiting 18 months to see a specialist.

If you utilise the link below it will take you to a list of recommended spinal specialist / surgeons for each state. Also if you are willing to let us know what state you live in people may be able to let you know of surgeon's they have utilised.

http://www.scoliosis-australia.org/s...ecialists.html
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:02 PM
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Default Re: Does anyone know about Scroth Method for Scoliosis?

Thank you so much for your reply I live in Brisbane Queensland but am willing to travel anywhere within Australia really to see the best Orthopeadic Surgeon.

Happy to hear from anyone if they can suggest someone who would be good.

I do have an appointment with a specialist spinal/scoliosis surgeon on Thursday in brisbane whom I am told is good but 2nd and 3rd oppinions are always the way to go I beliveve.

Have a lovely day and many thanks again for your reply

Paula
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:04 PM
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Default Re: Does anyone know about Scroth Method for Scoliosis?

I am right there with you regarding the second and third opinions, really the more knowledge you can gain regarding your spine the better. It's reassuring to hear that you have an upcoming appointment. I hope the appointment goes as well as possible, don't forget to update and let us know how it all goes.

It might be an idea to ask at your appointment if he / she can advise of a specialist's to obtain a second opinion from. Because my case is so sever the first surgeon I saw took my case to another hospitals spinal department meeting to be reviewed and gain further input. Maybe this is something your specialist can do for you.

Sometimes it takes a while for people to jump in with answers on the forum (my guess is people are infrequent visitors), so don't be put off by not getting many responses yet. I am sure some of the more experienced members will have some input on specialists.

Did you have a look at the link?
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Old 13-12-2012, 12:52 PM
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Hi Paula and everyone else. I know this question has been asked months ago, but my 16 year old daughter is currently undergoing the first treatments/training in Schroth in Melbourne and I just wanted to share this with you as I am quite impressed thus far. After 6.5 hours of Schroth, her lung capacity has increased by 33%. She has two curves 31 (thoracic) and 24(lumbar). She has worn a Boston brace for 23 hours a day for 12 months between the ages of 14 and 15. Her curves were 34 and 25 before she started wearing the brace. She was weaned off the braces because she has stopped growing. I felt driven to find something we can do to prevent these curves from worsening and to help her in future as she gets older. I could not just sit still and hope for the best. I am convinced that doing exercise, specifically designed for scoliosis treatment, will help her form good habits for later in life. She is a very active girl without any pain. Feel free to contact me if you want to know more. I myself have scoliosis, but my curve was less than 20 degrees last time I checked (20 years ago ) and it is not bothering me. I wore a Boston brace for 4 years as a teenager.
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Old 27-06-2014, 03:14 PM
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Default Re: Does anyone know about Scroth Method for Scoliosis?

see link for an update http://www.scoliosis-australia.org/f...read.php?t=682 regarding recent evidence concerning scoliosis specific exercise on Cobb & quality of life
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