Assessment - Diagnosis


The aim is to reduce the incidence of spinal deformity problems in the population. This is fundamental for children, because spinal pathologies, after installation, are unlikely to be fully resolved. Furthermore, the treatment of pathologies in childhood - adolescence acts as prevention of more serious problems that can occur in mature age. early evaluation is important therefore to timely detect a pathological condition.

in adults, the vast majority of the problems are of a recurrent type. They may be accompanied by pain and reduced functionality.

In elderly patients, the aging process makes it necessary to prevent the worsening of problems over time.

So, if prevention applied to everyday living and working environement it constitutes a treatment.

Recommended screening age in girls are 10 and 12 years old and in boys once in the age of 11-13 years old.


Initial Evaluation

Why is this needed? In the initial meeting will be diagnosed and treatment needs and treatment goals be established. The meeting will take historic seeking association with your current situation. Will become clinical examination and consideration of imaging studies (x-ray, CT, etc.). If you have not done imaging tests may be recommended to you according to your clinical condition (radiography, Formetric 4D etc.).

They will discuss your symptoms, They will measure the curvatures of your spine, squadrons shift that may exist, muscle imbalances and asymmetries of the trunk and in combination with your diagnosis, the appropriate treatment approach for your situation you will be offered.

Instruments used for your evaluation:

display: originally used to determine the size of the deformation and its characteristics and skeletal maturation of the patient. To those already receiving treatment or are simply being monitored is used to determine the evolution of deformation.

Skoliometro : Used to measure the degrees of rotation of the spine.

Plumb line: Used to measure the deviations of humps spine than normal.

FORMETRIC 4D: Functional static and dynamic visual evaluation without radiation. The body is scanned by the light beam and by means of specific software is formed in a three dimensional computer model which analyzes the deviations from the normal of the tuberosities of the spine, torsion of the spinal column, twist and tilt of the pelvis etc.

Pelmatografos: Device with which we can record the distribution of static and dynamic loads on the tread. By analyzing the data can arise clinical findings are related to pathologies of the spine as well as deformity of the lower limbs as flatfoot, vlaisopodia etc.

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