Scoliosis Exercise In The SpineCor Brace Can Optimize Scoliosis Treatment
Due to increasing healthcare costs and spotty coverage, the cost and risks of spinal surgery, and the ineffectiveness and lack of compliance that comes with rigid braces, patients have sought alternatives to traditional treatments. Many scoliosis exercise programs have emerged as alternatives. Since we have been treating scoliosis cases for decades, utilizing various methods in the process, we have determined that exercises for scoliosis are unlikely to correct the disorder by themselves. However, we have found that the right scoliosis exercises conducted while in the SpineCor Brace are a highly effective corrective combination.
The SpineCor Brace, even without exercise, is clinically proven in multiple studies to correct and maintain correction by addressing the disorder multi-dimensionally or globally. SpineCor allows the wearer to retain full range of motion necessary for regular activity and exercise, enabling muscles and muscle memory building in support of the corrected position provided by the brace.
Don’t Risk Exercise Without Global-Repositioning
Exercise such as pilates, yoga and Schroth have health benefits. However, for scoliosis sufferers, exercise conducted not in a globally-corrected position with the SpineCor brace risks destabilizing and worsening scoliosis curves. Many patients find Schroth exercises too complex to complete properly without a specialist (such as a physical therapist or chiropractor) present, which means they will be required to pay for extensive sessions. Other Schroth adopters will be unable to follow and perform the complex exercises on their own, even though it is often advertised as a “Do It Yourself” method. Schroth was also designed to accommodate muscle atrophy that comes with wearing a rigid Rigo-Cheneau brace, something we do not recommend due to muscle atrophy, low compliance and high failure rates. No muscle atrophy will occur with SpineCor physiotherapy programs. Therefore, it is neither necessary nor recommended for SpineCor brace patients to participate in any Schroth or Nu-Schroth programs.
SpineCor exercises feature a scoliosis exercise program designed to accommodate each curve classification, including exercises for kyphosis (hyperkyphosis). The exercise program is both passive and active. Passively, simply wearing the brace and staying active will support a corrected position, which is extremely important. Exaggerating the corrected posture with specific SpineCor exercises designed for a specific curve type is the active protocol CLICK FOR DETAILS. For some scoliosis patient candidates, an even more simple alternative is the GREAT (Global Repositioning Exercise And Therapy) exercise method, TO BE COMPLETED while in a corrected position while wearing the SpineCor Scoliosis Brace. By doing so, patients are training their muscles to maintain a corrected position. Those treating scoliosis with SpineCor are encouraged to maintain an active lifestyle while in the brace, including playing sports, walking, running, hiking, bicycling, rowing, etc. Swimming can be done out of brace, to avoid unusual wear and tear, as long as the swimmer puts the brace on shortly after drying off.
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