Treatment goals: To stop the development of deformities of the spine, reducing the asymmetries of the trunk, to reduce the forces that promote the development of deformation, to reduce pain in cases where, improve posture and functionality, to improve respiratory capacity and allow the patient to maintain better posture in all daily activities.
Between the combination of methods we use to achieve our goals, are the following:
SEAS (Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis) is the acronym for the scientific approach to exercise for scoliosis. There is a method, but an approach and therefore are in constant evolution, thanks to knowledge and scientific evidence that ISICO (Italian Spine Scientific Institute) achieves through research.
The SEAS based on a specific active art self-correction of the attitude performed without outside help, and then integrates functional exercises. Prior assessment tests will guide the selection of exercises that are most appropriate for each individual patient.
Improving the stability of the spine while the patient is in active self-correction is the primary objective of the SEAS. The purpose of SEAS exercises is to train an automatic reaction to achieve a more correct position, so as to encourage the maintenance of a three-dimensional correction of posture during activities of daily living
As a self-correction can be set to search for the best possible alignment of the patient can achieve in three dimensions. The three-dimensional self-correction is considered one of the most important elements for arranging the maintenance treatment. The SOSORT (International Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment) attaches to the Three-dimensional self-correcting the first position in the ranking of important elements to be included in the exercises. The SEAS exercises belong to the Special Physiotherapy Exercises for Scoliosis (PSSE) and is in agreement with the guidelines of SOSORT.
The patient is trained to implement a middleware program which progresses to be consistent with the therapeutic objectives.
The Schroth method is an internationally recognized three-dimensional conservative treatment method for people of all ages, mainly children using corrective breathing techniques for the treatment of scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis. The Schroth therapy has a long tradition. Founded in 1921 from KatharinaSchroth in Meissen in eastern Germany. The 1961 Katharina and her daughter Krista moved to Bad Sobernheim and 1983 founded their own clinic - the "Katharina Schroth Klinik". In the Schroth method Germany became the most recognized conservative approach exercise for the treatment of scoliosis.
Basics of Schroth treatment
Patients with scoliosis should have information about the disease to help themselves to develop active coping strategies. This information should include the calculation of the risk of progression even when it is difficult to assess accurately the risk of early development of immature children with scoliosis <25 ° Cobb. To interrupt the cyclic process of evolution of scoliosis, the primary therapeutic dimension, It is to reduce the asymmetrical load on the spine and its effects on the stationary body and orthostatic and structural changes before the end of skeletal maturation.
The specific treatment of scoliosis, individual and possibly in groups, based on the above-mentioned standard teaching and management in clinical reasoning. Major objectives is the detection standard characteristics scoliosis, restoration of normal alignment of posture, static and dynamic posture control, function and stability.
The conservative scoliosis treatment is directed to slowing or preventing the progression, to avoid the use of guardian and the most important, prevention surgery.
Treatment also includes teaching and planning exercises for scoliosis and breathing techniques in accordance with the principles of the change of attitude of Schroth, which allow and encourage patients to perform exercise program at home and achieve changes in everyday life. The intensity of the treatment program must be adapted individually to the exercise capacity of patients and the inherent risk of progression. Special auxiliary passive and active mobilization techniques is mandatory in case of structural functional limitations.
encouraging, compliance, commitment and discipline of patients follow a deep understanding and recognition of the main focus on long-term changes in attitudes. The therapist should be able to accompany patients sometimes for months, years even lifelong.
objectives - Avoiding surgery- Slowing or preventing further progression- Stabilizing spinal correction in three dimensions- Increased chest mobility and pulmonary function- torso symmetry - aesthetic enhancements- Awareness of posture and control of posture changes- home exercise program (HEP)- support for the use of guardian if deemed necessary
Kinesio Τaping method
The method Kinesio Taping® is a recovery technique by elastic ligature that is designed to facilitate the body's natural healing process, while providing support and stability to the muscles and joints without restricting the range of body movement while ensuring retention of the mobilization of soft tissue results to extend the benefits of the therapy administered in the clinical setting. The film is hypoallergenic, Latex-free, and contains no drug. Worn for days at a time, is water resistant and safe for populations ranging from pediatric as geriatric cases. Successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, nefrologikesn and other medical conditions.
The film Kinesio® Tex is applied to the patient based on the needs of the following evaluation. The findings of the clinical evaluation or assessment dictate the details of the film application. The film can be applied in many ways and has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, to reduce pain and inflammation, promote performance optimization, injury prevention and good circulation and healing and help return the body to homeostasis.
Manual Therapy (Kalternborn – Mulligan)
This treatment manually for treating neuro-musculo-skeletal problems such as musculoskeletal pain, or loss of mobility of a joint. The techniques used relate mobilization or joints manipulations, soft tissue or nerve tissue. Objective To determine the etiology of the problem and to address the symptoms and increase / restore functionality of the patient.
Braces: Cooperation with the specialized center Scoliosis Spine Laser Center