Scoliosis Exercises Plus This Item Can Improve 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, using various methods, we have found that exercises for scoliosis are unlikely to correct the disorder by themselves. However, we have found that doing the right scoliosis exercises while in the SpineCor Brace are a strong corrective combination.
The SpineCor Brace is proven in multiple studies to correct and maintain correction by addressing the disorder in three dimensions, or globally. SpineCor allows the wearer to retain a full range of motion needed for regular movement and exercise. This enables muscle memory building in support of the corrected position provided by the brace.
Exercise Without Global-Repositioning Is Simply A Risk
Exercise such as pilates, yoga and Schroth have health benefits. However, exercises conducted not in a corrected position with the SpineCor brace risk destabilizing scoliosis curves. Many patients find Schroth exercises too complex to complete without a specialist present. This can lead to extensive sessions and cost. Yet, Schroth is often advertised as a “Do It Yourself” method. Schroth is intended to counter muscle atrophy that comes with wearing a rigid Rigo-Cheneau brace. In many cases, we don’t recommend rigid bracing. This is mainly due to risks of muscle atrophy and low compliance. No muscle atrophy occurs with SpineCor exercise 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 that addresses each curve classification, including exercises for kyphosis. The exercise program is both passive and active. Passively, patients wear the brace and stay active to support a corrected position. The active protocol is setting patients in the corrected posture with SpineCor and adding specific SpineCor exercises CLICK FOR DETAILS.
Simple Exercise Works, Too
The GREAT (Global Repositioning Exercise And Therapy) exercise method is simple and completed while wearing SpineCor. Patients train their muscles to maintain a corrected position with simple exercise.
Our doctors ask patients to maintain active lifestyles while braced. This includes sports, walking, running, hiking, cycling, rowing, etc. Swimming can be done out of brace. To avoid unusual wear and tear, the swimmer can put the brace on shortly after drying off.
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