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Spring your Spine Health into Spring!

The beautiful South Florida Spring season brings many opportunities to stay outdoors and increase your physical activity. While everyone can benefit from taking advantage of the pleasant weather, the trick is not to overdo it. Getting your body used to an active lifestyle takes conditioning and common sense. Before you head outdoors this spring keep […]

Adult Scoliosis – Is there help for me?

Last week, after our “That Was Then… This is NOW! – New Hope for Scoliosis Patients” article went out I received an email from a patient inquiring the following: “I have been receiving your emails.  However, the solutions seem to be geared towards children.  I wanted to know if there is anything that can be […]

That Was Then… This is NOW! – New Hope for Scoliosis Patients

Scoliosis is a condition in which an individual’s spine has lateral, or side to side curvature and affects as many as 12 million people – worldwide. Very often, Scoliosis is detected during a child’s routine pediatric appointment or at a scoliosis screening exam at school during 6th grade (Florida statute 381.0056 requires that scoliosis screening […]

Has Your Child Been Diagnosed with Scoliosis? Here’s What You Need to Know…

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that affects as many as 12 million people worldwide. Left untreated the progression of scoliosis can cause deformity of the spine, respiratory, cardiac and digestive problems, as well as debilitating pain. Scoliosis may often be detected during a child’s routine pediatric appointment or during a scoliosis screening […]

Thankful for Better Options – Say NO to Bracing and Surgery!

Imagine taking your healthy teenage child for his or her annual check up, only to leave with a diagnosis of Scoliosis… Now what? Depending on the severity of your child’s scoliosis curve we’re guessing you heard one of the following: A – “Let’s wait and see if it progresses…” B – You were referred to […]

Lighten the Load- Backpack Safety for Spinal Health

Did you know (as per the American Physical Therapy Association) your child’s backpack should never exceed 10-15% of his or her body weight? Thanks to heavy homework loads and inconvenient or non-existent lockers, the average child carries 22-27% of their bodyweight in their backpack. This creates unnecessary strain on a child’s spine. A heavy back […]

Scoliosis Screening – What are we looking for?

Scoliosis is a spinal condition causing abnormal side to side curves in the spine. Because scoliosis often develops during childhood it’s recommended that children be screened for scoliosis yearly as early detection of Scoliosis is the key to correcting or slowing the progress of these abnormal curves. Without proper screening scoliosis can go undetected. Most […]