SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT IN WATERLOO, IA AND THE SURROUNDING CEDAR VALLEY

WE WILL WORK WITH YOU TO IMPROVE YOUR SCOLIOSIS AND YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE!

SCOLIOSIS IS A PROGRESSIVE, SIDEWAYS CURVATURE OF THE SPINE

Scoliosis is a condition that affects both children and adults. Though it is most commonly thought of as a childhood condition, it has been discovered to affect an alarming percentage of the adult population over the age of 50.  In children, it can be a more serious condition because of the possibility for rapid progression during growth spurts as the child develops and grows. The effects of scoliosis include: poor posture, altered biomechanics, rib humping, muscle weakness, scapular winging, and pain. In rare cases scoliosis can lead to heart and lung problems.

  • 2-4% of children will develop some form of scoliosis
  • Scoliosis is more common in female population
  • Research shows that up to 40% of adults aged 50-80 with lower back pain have a scoliosis
  • Best outcomes for scoliosis treatment occur with early detection and proper treatment
  • Even in fully mature adults, scoliosis is capable of progressing at a rate of 1-2 degrees per year

SCOLIBRACE®

ScoliBrace® is a unique scoliosis bracing method using the best corrective principles from other current bracing methods.  Body-scans of each patient are performed with 3D imaging software and the brace is customized to fit their unique measurements and body size/shape.


3D DESIGNED FOR A 3D CONDITION

Scoliosis is absolutely a 3 dimensional condition.  Effective treatments require a 3 dimensional approach. ScoliBrace is created from 3D body-scans in conjunction with x-rays and digital posture analysis. Each brace is then designed using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software and custom made for each patient.



Maximizing the amount of reduction to a patient’s scoliosis requires putting their body and spine into the mirror-image or over-corrected positions.  ScoliBrace, partnered with appropriate rehab techniques, delivers a super-corrective effect.  Improvements in curvature, posture, rib humping, and shoulder leveling are achieved in the majority of cases.

MORE PATIENT FRIENDLY

Most scoliosis braces are very difficult to get in and out of, some requiring assistance.  ScoliBrace opens and closes at the front making it easy to put on, wear and remove without assistance. It is also available in a variety of colors and patterns for patients to personalize the look of their brace.