Non-Surgical Treatment for Scoliosis – A Comprehensive Package
In recognition of the Scoliosis Association’s International Scoliosis Awareness Day, on the 26th June 2021, here’s a run-down of what patients can expect from our end-to-end treatment package for scoliosis.
The scoliosis treatment package provided at LOC extends beyond physiotherapy and bracing.
We have worked alongside this patient group for a long time and recognize the anxieties and concerns that come with this condition and the treatment that we offer.
We support our patients in any way we can and therefore we have put in place several different types of support:
Throughout treatment, members of our scoliosis team are readily available to answer any concerns about their Gensingen Brace by whatever means patients wish to contact them - e-mail, phone, what’s app, facetime etc.
There is an online Schroth support group hosted by our specialist physiotherapist, Debs, where patients can check out whether they are on track with their exercises and get tips if they are finding any particular exercise difficult.
Group Schroth exercises: as we progress out of lockdown, we are re-introducing these popular group sessions where teenage girls can benefit from sharing their experiences and realising they are not ‘alone’.
By consent, we can put patients in touch with each other to buddy up and share their treatment progress. Some of our patients have forged new friendships this way.
Some adolescents struggle to come to terms with their diagnosis and wearing a brace. Although they know the treatment is going to help, it can still feel like another hurdle to overcome. We have been working with some therapists we can highly recommend to support these patients. This support can be provided remotely to cut down on time out of school.
Finally, and on a very practical note, we have designed our own brace vest. This is in response to patient comments about what is currently available to wear under a brace. It is a lightweight, thin, seamless, tight fitting vest which is worn under the brace as a skin:brace interface. The vest shape is designed specifically for the Cheneau-Gensingen brace.