The Best Scoliosis Doctors
Our Scoliosis Doctors are fully certified by SpineCor to fit the SpineCor Scoliosis Brace. Why SpineCor? No other solution beats SpineCor results in reducing or stopping the scoliosis curve in randomized clinical studies. Our doctors have had great success using the SpineCor brace to help hundreds of children to avoid spine surgery. And for adults, we have used the SpineCor adult brace to alleviate pain, improve posture issues, and help them live more fulfilled lives.
This page lists our specialists, alphabetically, and contains brief biographical and location information. If you would like to search for the scoliosis specialist nearest you, you might want to use our FIND A DOCTOR tool.
Dr. Charlie Annunziata
Dr. Charles Annunziate is certified to serve scoliosis patients by providing the revolutionary SpineCor Scoliosis Brace and scoliosis exercises. He is also certified in the highly specialized areas of Functional Medicine, Soft Tissue Release, Kinesis Fascial Integration, Manipulation Under Anesthesia, Sigma Instrument Adjusting, and Neurofeedback Therapy. He is also pursuing a DACBN Award in nutrition.
A believer in education, Dr. Annunziata has been a proud member of the post graduate faculty at the University of Bridgeport since 2002 and teaches over 1,000 Chiropractors, Osteopaths, and Phusical Therapists, yearly, on topics such as Myofascial Release, Spinal Rehabilitation, Facial Lymphatic Drainage Extremity Spinal Technique, Disk Injury Rehabilitation and Neurofeedback Therapy. He enjoys a full-time multi-faceted practice where he skillfully treats and rehabilitates patients of all ages in areas ranging from the spine, soft tissues, sciatica, and scoliosis to insomnia, fibromyagia, ADD/ADHD, and migraine headaches.
Dr. Annunziata earned his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College and his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Dr. Christian Carlstrom
Dr. Christian B. Carlstrom received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life Chiropractic University. A Scoliosis Doctor in Jupiter, Florida, He is certified to provide the SpineCor Corrective Scoliosis Brace for scoliosis patients of all ages. He is a fellow in Clinical Biomechanics of Posture (CBP) technique. He also has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida. He is originally from Stockholm, Sweden and came to the United States to pursue a professional tennis career. He is very much in tune with the mental and physical needs of the athlete through his experience as both a professional and collegiate athlete in not only tennis, but ice hockey, soccer and golf. He has had the opportunity to work with many professional athletes in a variety of sports. He has enjoyed enhancing the health of many families of Jupiter since 1999 and is very knowledgable about the care of pregnant women, babies and children! He is a father to two boys.
Dr. Denise Carlstrom
Dr. Denise T. Carlstrom received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic University . She is certified to provide the SpineCor Corrective Scoliosis Brace for scoliosis patients of all ages and serves as one of our Doctors in Jupiter, Florida. She also received a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from the University of Florida. She coaches people weekly to safe and effective weight loss with our Ideal Protein diet program and helps other practitioners implement the program in their practices. She also enjoys working with the families of Jupiter since 1999 – caring for many pregnant women, newborn babies and children. She is also passionate about educating people on wellness topics such as Nutrition, Balancing Hormones Naturally, Boosting Immunity, and Children’s Nutrition and Immunity. She has consulted people on how to achieve The Extreme Makeover. She is an avid tennis player and fitness enthusiast. She has two sons.
Dr. Aaron Casselman, D.C.
Highlands Ranch, CO
Dr. Casselman is a Chiropractor, serving the Highlands Ranch, CO area. He is also certified to provide scoliosis treatment with the revolutionary SpineCor scoliosis brace.
He began his education with a BS in Biology from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. Next, he attended the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he obtained a 1,200-hour certificate in muscular therapy. Before realizing that he wanted to become a chiropractor, Dr. Casselman worked as a massage therapist. He attended Life Chiropractic College West, located in Hayward, California. He earned many honors during his training and graduated as salutatorian of his class.
Chiropractor Highlands Ranch, Colorado “Voted Best Chiropractor 2015”
Dr. Casselman is a member of the Colorado Chiropractic Association, and also the Chiropractic Biophysics Organization. He is married and has two children.
Dr. Lisa Cattarulla
As Co-Founder of Scoliosis Specialists in Atlanta, GA, Dr. Lisa Cattarulla has been leading people toward optimal health since 1993.
Dr. Cattarulla’s early career as a chiropractor focused on serving family health and wellness, caring for children and adults of all ages. During that time she came across many young people suffering from scoliosis, and she and her partner, Dr. Brian Ouellette, became frustrated with the lack of viable treatments and predictable outcomes for those patients. At the time the most prevalent method of treatment those suffering from Scoliosis was hard/ rigid bracing, which is antithetical to healthy spinal movement and flexibility.
Dr. Cattarulla and Dr. Ouellette’s passion for helping Scoliosis patients led them to investigate a dynamic new bracing system created by SpineCor in the UK. The SpineCor Brace allows for spinal flexibility, placing the patient in a globally-corrected position, which creates strength and stability. Most importantly, clinical information showed that the SpineCor Brace was helping patients gain correction and avoid surgery. Dr. Cattarulla and Dr. Ouellette became certified providers of the brace and quickly began seeing dramatically positive clinical results in their patients.
Today Dr. Cattarulla no longer provides chiropractic services, as she is singularly focused on treating Scoliosis and has hundreds of pediatric and adult scoliosis patients currently under treatment with the SpineCor Brace.
“I’ve spent my entire career helping people improve the quality of their life through health, and now that the SpineCor brace is available to Scoliosis sufferers, I am dedicated to helping them live more comfortable, healthier, and fuller lives,” she said.
Dr. Joe Coffman
Dr. Joe Coffman is the only doctor in South Florida certified in the SpineCor scoliosis bracing system. He has a passion and sympathy for those needing scoliosis treatment and continues to develop not only the SpineCor program but also specific chiropractic rehab protocols to further help with these and other complicated spinal problems.
Dr. Coffman had the benefit of practicing with his father and father-in-law. He believes that mentoring has provided him with valuable experience and the ability to care for a varied patient community, from infant to 98 year olds; from quadriplegics to professional athletes.
Growing up in Kansas City, MO and Chattanooga, TN, Dr. Joe was an accomplished athlete, musician and Eagle Scout.
In his practice, he continually seeks advanced education to improve the care he provides his patients.
Dr. B.J. Creehan
Dr. Creehan is the only certified SpineCor Brace provider in North Carolina. He is an accomplished athlete, competing in marathons, triathlons and adventure races. He loves to work with patients who are athletes as well – he enjoys showing them the dramatic difference a finely-tuned musculoskeletal system can have on their athletic performance.
Earning his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Palmer College in Iowa, he graduated Magne Cum Laude. Dr. Creehan also received a B.S. Degree in Bioengineering from Syracuse University. He was also certified in Chiropractic Biophysics in 2004.
His passion for chiropractic and treating patients comes from his first personal experience being first treated by a Chiropractor while in college: he awoke one morning with a stiff neck, which tipped his head. He could not straighten his head. Upon treatment by a Chiropractor, he was immediately better.
He shares his passion for chiropractic with his wife, Dr. Heather Creehan, also a Chiropractor.
Dr. Cory Emberland
Bloomington Wellness Center
Dr. Cory L. Emberland, AS, BS, DC, FICPA, is our Scoliosis Doctor in Bloomington, MN. He is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minn. In 2010, Dr. Cory completed the intensive SpineCor brace program, and is now one of a small number of certified bracing specialists offering this innovative procedure for adolescents and adults with scoliosis. In addition to his rigorous chiropractic education, he completed two years of acupuncture training. Dr. Emberland has an advanced certification in the Cox Distraction technique, a specialized treatment for lower back disc conditions, from the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Ill. He is also certified in the chiropractic care of pregnant women, known as the Webster technique. He is a Fellow of the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association. To better serve his patients who have sustained auto injuries, he is trained in numerous auto injury management techniques. He is also a certified SpiderTech kinesio-tape therapist.
Dr. Cory and his wife Pam both grew up in Wilmar, Minn. and now live in Bloomington, Minn. They are the proud parents of Drew, Alec, and Luke and have an Aussiedoodle named Ranger. Pam has a family and early childhood development degree from Bethel University. In addition to being a stay-at-home mom she is an extreme couponer and an organic gardener. The whole family is involved at Hillside Church. Dr. Cory is an avid Minnesota Twins fan—reading, listening, and watching anything related to the Twins.
Dr. Patrick Feder
Dr. Feder founded Comprehensive Chiropractic in 1997. A top-rated St. Louis chiropractor, he is certified to provide the SpineCor Brace for scoliosis treatment. He also specializes in the following chiropractic techniques: Diversified, Active Release Technique (ART), Graston, myofascial release, and the treatment of athletes.
A graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic, he focuses on the treatment of common neuro-musculoskeletal disorders (conditions of the nerves, muscles, and bones) and balancing the biomechanics of the body to treat his patients.
In 2005, Dr. Feder was appointed to the Advisory Board for Allied College’s massage therapy Fenton campus. He has also provided chiropractic services to LPGA players.
A Eureka native, Dr. Feder is passionate about giving back to the community where he grew up. He volunteers at his alma mater, Eureka Senior High School, evaluating and treating athletes. He has been a member of the Eureka Chamber of Commerce since 1997 and has served on its Board of Directors from 2000-2009. Dr. Feder is honored to serve on the Board of Directors for the Eureka Fire Protection District. He is trained in the Japanese martial art of Aikido, holding the rank of shodan, or 1st degree black belt.
Dr. Stephanie Halcomb
Dr. Stephanie Halcomb received her Bachelor of Nutrition and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees from LIfe University in Marietta, Georgia. She uses a combination of techniques including the Diversified, Gonstead, Activator, and Thompson Drop. In addition, she is the only Chiropractor in TN trained and certified to treat idiopathic scoliosis utilizing the revolutionary, non-rigid SpineCor corrective brace.
She is qualified by the National and State of TN Boards and is a member of the TN Chiropractic Association. She volunteers her time giving community and corporate health talks, health screenings, and school scoliosis screenings. She has been helping patients since 1998.
Dr. Brian Ouellette
Johns Creek, GA
Dr. Brian Ouellette is Co-Founder of Scoliosis Specialists, a company designed to provide world class treatment of adolescent and adult scoliosis.
A National Board Certified Chiropractic Physician, Dr. Ouellette is affiliated with both the International Chiropractic Association and the Georgia Chiropractic Association. In 2012, he was rated among Atlanta Magazine’s TopDocs by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
Dr. Ouellette is one of the leading Scoliosis Doctors in Georgia, and an expert provider of the revolutionary SpineCor Brace, the only dynamic scoliosis brace available, worldwide. An Authorized SpineCor Trainer, he has trained more than 100 doctors in order to receive SpineCor Certification. After visiting St. Justine Children Hospital in Montreal, Canada in 2006, where he received training under Orthopedic Surgeons Dr. Rivard and Dr. Colliard on the SpineCor Brace, Dr. Ouellette opened a state-of-the-art scoliosis treatment center in Alpharetta, GA.
Since attending the European SpineCor study group in September 2005, Dr. Ouellette has been contracted by SpineCor Corporation to distribute the brace in the United States, as well as manage quality control of all SpineCor providers.
Recently, he created the “Global Repositioning Exercise Program,” which aims to stabilize and strengthen the scoliotic spine.
Although he has retired from providing chiropractic services, he remains committed to fighting scoliosis through treatment and active research. All patients can expect a high standard of excellent treatment, compassion, and honesty under his care.
Dr. Tom Pappas
Dr. Pappas, a veteran Scoliosis Doctor in Chicago, has been practicing since 1996. Since Spinecor certification in 2003, Dr. Pappas has trained and certified more than 50 providers across the US and continues to do so. He is currently certified in Spinecor adolescent and adult bracing, and in SpineCor corrective movement principles and exercises. He is the only certified provider of this type in Illinois as well as one of only few in the country. He is credited with some of the most successful outcomes using the SpineCor brace.
“We have trained in and tried several conservative management protocols for treating scoliosis. The SpineCor brace has proven itself over the past 20 years to be the most effective treatment in halting progression and maintaining permanent correction. There is no other treatment that has provided better results in our facilities.”
Dr. Pappas has offices in Chicago and Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Dr. Robert Privatsky
San Francisco, CA
Dr. Privatsky is a certified SpineCor scoliosis brace provider in San Francisco, CA.
Dr. Privatsky earned a B.A. degree in Biology from San Francisco State University and graduated, Summa Cum Laude, from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA and was the valedictorian of my class. While at Life West, I was the President of the Clinical Biomechanics of Posture (CBP®) Student Club and gave bi-weekly lectures on topics ranging from spinal biomechanics to neurology. He also received the Clinical Excellence Citation, which is an award recognizing one clinician from each class for their excellence in patient care, and also received an Outstanding Achievement Award from Clinical Biomechanics of Posture Non-Profit for my contribution to the science of chiropractic. A Distinguished Fellow of the Clinical Biomechanics of Posture technique, he is one of only two offices in San Francisco specifically trained in this chiropractic approach.
Following high school football injuries, he discovered chiropractic treatment, which he received for several years. Not only did his own need for chiropractic care lead him to an interest in becoming a chiropractor, his experience as a chiropractic patient led him to devote his life to helping people manage pain without the need for drugs or surgery.
Dr. Chris Steidinger
Dr. Steidinger has been a trained specialist in the SpineCor Brace and its applications for adolescents and adults since 2010. Dr. Steidinger provides the SpineCor Brace to patients at his practice Sunnyville, SC, near Charlotte. He is certified to treat children and adults using the SpineCor Scoliosis Brace and is passionate about offering an alternative to surgery for scoliosis patients.
A graduate of Life College of Chiropractic, he has more than 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industry.
Dr. Katinka van der Merwe
Scoliosis Doctor in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Dr. Katinka van der Merwe is a Scoliosis Doctor in Arkansas, providing the revolutionary SpineCor Brace. She grew up in South Africa. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker College of chiropractic in 1999. Upon graduation, she set out to study cutting edge post graduate techniques that would allow her to treat the chronically and acutely ill – who have been told there is no hope for treatment. She has expanded her treatment expertise with course work in functional medicine and neurology, Quantum Neurology(TM) nerve rehabilitation, NRCT, Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, Biologic Medicine (under Thomas Rau M.D, the author of The Swiss Secret to Optimal Health) as well as nutrition.
Dr. Katinka is an author who lectures extensively to the public and health care physicians.She is a member of The Foundation for Wellness Professionals, a non-profit organization dedicated to informing the public about health alternatives.
Dr. Katinka dedicated her career to informing and helping those who live with chronic daily pain, and those who have been told that hope is futile. In 2011, she received an award for her ongoing work with RSD/CRPS patients in Los Angeles. She is one of only three doctors in the world whom have trained in both the NRCT and Quantum Neurology (TM) techniques.