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Impressed with BrightSTAR Schroth patients’ results, Doctor reports, “She’s exceeding all expectations”

Scoliosis Treatments, Doctors Typical RecommendationsThese scoliosis updates are particularly special because they both have dramatically reduced the curve from a severity that was dangerously close to the point that doctors recommend surgery.   They also illustrate the great level of effectiveness of Bright Star Physical Therapy’s Schroth Program.   See chart right indicating levels of scoliosis therapy and typical doctors’ recommendations.

 

Schroth Method at BrightSTAR Physical Therapy, 46% Improvement46% Improvement

Patient #1, whom we’ll call “M”, for the sake of privacy, showed 46% improvement in just 5 months.  

She is 14 years old.  Curve was close enough that if it would grow a few more degrees, the doctor was going to talk about surgery. The time periods between the x-rays was about 5 months. The patient and her supporting family were very dedicated and the results show it.   We are very proud of her — and very happy for her results.  The picture shows the before & after pictures.   As shown in the chart above, doctors typically recommend surgery for Scoliosis patients in the 40 degrees and greater level of progression – “M” was at 39° (just 1 degree short of the Surgery category) — if improvement was not made soon, surgery may have been recommended.  Not only did the patient’s curve move away from 39°, they reduced it by nearly 50%.   BrightSTAR’s Schroth Physical Therapy Program is perfect for patients looking for non-invasive methods of treatment for their Scoliosis.

Schroth Method at BrightSTAR Physical Therapy, 46% Improvement
32% Improvement

Patient #2, “A”, again for privacy, showed a 32% improvement in only 2 months — from 38° to 26° with no brace.

The picture shows before & after shots of a 12 year old female patient using the Schroth Method at Bright STAR Physical Therapy.

She started out with a 38 degree curve and started the Schroth physical therapy only 2 months ago.   Today, the doctor today said “she exceeded all expectations!” — she measured 17 degrees in brace, but what’s amazing – she measured 26 degrees out of brace.  From 38 to 26!

The continued success of BrightSTAR’s Scoliosis Schroth  Physcal Therapy Program is underlined with these patient updates.

Schroth Method

Schroth Therapy is customized to the individual’s specific curvature and focuses on stopping curve progression, reducing pain, increasing strength and lung function. The physical therapy includes stretching, strengthening and breathing techniques that oppose the rotation of spinal curves. Some exercises are prescribed to be performed by the patient at home during their normal daily routine.

Many scoliosis sufferers feel that surgery is not only invasive, but has long term negative results and are looking for alternatives.

“Sense of Hope”
Masha Katz, MPT
Masha Katz, MPT

Masha Katz, MPT said “With most people, adults and kids alike, the first thing that I notice is a sense of hope. Most of them have been told over and over again that ‘nothing can be done ‘ except bracing ( only for kids), and surgery.  If not, ‘live with it’. For many many people that means living with pain and decreased abilities for sports and exercise, even walking. “

Beyond “a sense of hope”, Masha mentioned several real benefits of using the Schroth Method including,

  • Reduction of curve
  • Improves overall posture
  • Halts progression of the curve in some cases
  • Reduction or/and elimination of pain
  • Greater ease of mobility
  • Works well in conjunction with brace
  • Balance and coordination
  • Body symmetry & image
  • Self confidence
Early detection & action is key!

Also, good news to patients of Scoliosis, many insurers are now covering the costs of Schroth Physical Therapy treatments. If you experience lower back pain and have issues working or even sleeping, then find out how to get pain relief and have an improved backbone.

Scoliosis is a disease that causes an improper curve of the spine

The unusual curve of the spine is caused by a disease called scoliosis. The spine can bend right or left and may have an effect on any part of the back. Most individuals with scoliosis experience abnormal curves in the chest or lower section of the back.

In several cases, kids are more affected by this condition because scoliosis is likely to arise when their bodies are growing. If this condition is treated early, the injury can be controlled and quality of life improved, however left untreated, it can cause more damage and health issues to the heart, lungs, and pelvic region — not to mention psychological effects.

In Valley Village / North Hollywood, CA & Woodland Hills, CA, contact BrightSTAR PT, certified in Schroth Treatment at 818-343-3900 to learn more about the Schroth Method of Physical Therapy.  We are conveniently located near the 101 & 170 freeways, respectively, and have patients visit from all over the valley — not just Woodland Hills & Valley Village — including North Hollywood, Van Nuys, Studio City, Encino, Woodland Hills, West Hills, Canoga Park & Calabasas.

 

“This is Amazing”; Patient update from a Scoliosis mom

brightstar_patientupdatePatient update: This is an 12 year old male patient of Bright STAR; has received incredible results. Letters like this warm our hearts and make our day.

The picture here shows before & after Physical Therapy using the Schroth Method at Bright STAR Physical Therapy.

“Hi Masha, this is amazing! Thank you so much to you and Bella.” – Scoliosis Mom

Scoliosis is the improper curve of the spine

The unusual curve of the spine is caused by a disease called scoliosis. The spine can bend right or left and may have an effect on any part of the back. Most individuals with scoliosis experience abnormal curves in the chest or lower section of the back.

In several cases, kids are more affected by this condition because scoliosis is likely to arise when their bodies are growing. If this condition is treated early, the injury can be controlled and quality of life improved, however left untreated, it can cause more damage and health issues to the heart, lungs, and pelvic region — not to mention psychological effects.

Schroth Method

Schroth Therapy is customized to the individual’s specific curvature and focuses on stopping curve progression, reducing pain, increasing strength and lung function. The physical therapy includes stretching, strengthening and breathing techniques that oppose the rotation of spinal curves. Some exercises are prescribed to be performed by the patient at home during their normal daily routine.

Many scoliosis sufferers feel that surgery is not only invasive, but has long term negative results and are looking for alternatives.

“Sense of Hope”
Masha Katz, MPT
Masha Katz, MPT

Masha Katz, MPT said “With most people, adults and kids alike, the first thing that I notice is a sense of hope. Most of them have been told over and over again that ‘nothing can be done ‘ except bracing ( only for kids), and surgery.  If not, ‘live with it’. For many many people that means living with pain and decreased abilities for sports and exercise, even walking. “

Beyond “a sense of hope”, Masha mentioned several real benefits of using the Schroth Method including,

  • Reduction of curve
  • Improves overall posture
  • Halts progression of the curve in some cases
  • Reduction or/and elimination of pain
  • Greater ease of mobility
  • Works well in conjunction with brace
  • Balance and coordination
  • Body symmetry & image
  • Self confidence
Early detection & action is key!

Also, good news to patients of Scoliosis, many insurers are now covering the costs of Schroth Physical Therapy treatments. If you experience lower back pain and have issues working or even sleeping, then find out how to get pain relief and have an improved backbone.

In Valley Village / North Hollywood, CA & Woodland Hills, CA, contact BrightSTAR PT, certified in Schroth Treatment at 818-343-3900 to learn more about the Schroth Method of Physical Therapy.  We are conveniently located near the 101 & 170 freeways, respectively, and have patients visit from all over the valley — not just Woodland Hills & Valley Village — including North Hollywood, Van Nuys, Studio City, Encino, Woodland Hills, West Hills, Canoga Park & Calabasas.

Patient update – Scoliosis patient curve dramatically reduced

brightstar_featuredupdate_blogPatient update: This is an 11 year old girl — a patient of Bright STAR; she was very very dedicated and has received incredible results.

The picture here shows 3 months of Physical Therapy using the Schroth Method at Bright STAR Physical Therapy.

Her doctor was very pleased and so are we!

Scoliosis is described as an improper curve of the spine…

The unusual curve of the spine is caused by a state called scoliosis. The spine can bend either to the right or left and might have an effect on any part of the back. Most individuals with scoliosis experience abnormal curves in the chest or lower section of the back.

In several cases, kids are more affected by this condition because scoliosis is likely to arise when their bodies are growing and forming. If this condition is treated early, the injury can be controlled, however left unhealed can cause more damage and health issues to the heart, lungs, and pelvic region.

Schroth Method

Schroth Therapy is customized to the individual’s specific curvature and focuses on stopping curve progression, reducing pain, increasing strength and lung function. The physical therapy includes stretching, strengthening and breathing techniques that oppose the rotation of spinal curves. Some exercises are prescribed to be performed by the patient at home during their normal daily routine.

Many scoliosis sufferers feel that surgery is not only invasive, but has long term negative results and are looking for alternatives.

There is hope
Masha Katz, MPT
Masha Katz, MPT

Masha Katz, MPT said “With most people, adults and kids alike, the first thing that I notice is a sense of hope. Most of them have been told over and over again that ‘nothing can be done ‘ except bracing ( only for kids), and surgery.  If not, ‘live with it’. For many many people that means living with pain and decreased abilities for sports and exercise, even walking. “

Beyond “a sense of hope”, Masha mentioned several real benefits of using the Schroth Method including,

  • Reduction of curve
  • Improves overall posture
  • Halts progression of the curve in some cases
  • Reduction or/and elimination of pain
  • Greater ease of mobility
  • Works well in conjunction with brace
  • Balance and coordination
  • Body symmetry & image
  • Self confidence
Why wait? Early detection & action is key!

Also, good news to patients of Scoliosis, many insurers are now covering the costs of Schroth Physical Therapy treatments. If you experience lower back pain and have issues working or even sleeping, then find out how to get pain relief and have an improved backbone.

In Valley Village / North Hollywood, CA & Woodland Hills, CA, contact BrightSTAR PT, certified in Schroth Treatment at 818-343-3900 to learn more about the Schroth Method of Physical Therapy.  We are conveniently located near the 101 & 170 freeways, respectively, and have patients visit from all over the valley — not just Woodland Hills & Valley Village — including North Hollywood, Van Nuys, Studio City, Encino, Woodland Hills, West Hills, Canoga Park & Calabasas.

Scoliosis: Early Detection, Early Correction

 

Scoliosis_detection_blogJune is National Scoliosis Awareness Month.

Early Detection, Early Correction. Identify the symptoms of Scoliosis and seek early treatment.    The curve progression can be halted or reduced if caught early in children.  See the visual for possible indications of Scoliosis.   The Schroth Method and physical therapy can also reduce many other symptoms of Scoliosis.

Schroth Method is physiotherapeautic treatment system that uses isometric exercises to strengthen or lengthen certain muscles. Ultimately, the goal is to either “push” or “pull” the spinal curvature back in normal range by using your own muscles.  Additionally, Physical Therapy for Scoliosis dramatically reduces the pain, appearance of scoliosis and increases the physical abilities of the patient.

BrightSTAR also provides FREE screening services for Scoliosis.   Seek advice & treatment for Scoliosis at Bright STAR Physical Therapy. Our staff is continually getting more training, education & experience on new and innovative treatment options to relieve the symptoms of Scoliosis.  We have 2 locations in the San Fernando Valley — Woodland Hills, CA, Valley Village / North Hollywood, CA.   Bright STAR physical therapists will be able to help you find relief from back pain. Call our office today for a free consultation (818)343-3900. You can also visit our website at www.BrightSTARPT.com