Scoliosis Physical Therapy Conservative Management
Specialized Physical Therapy utilizing the Schroth method for the management of idiopathic scoliosis:
Graham Therapy and Fitness follows guidelines for conservative management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. These guidelines are based on the book “Best Practice” in Conservative Scoliosis Care by Hans-Rudolf Weiss, MD, orthopedic surgeon and based on the training/certification provided by the internationally renowned physician Dr. Manuel Rigo, president of the International Society on Spinal Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT). The Schroth method includes evaluation of the Cobb angle, age of diagnosis, body morphologic presentation, risk for progression, and family history, as criteria for which options are selected for treatment.
Goals of conservative treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, (AIS) include to stop or slow curve progression, improve cosmesis, improve general health, cope with deformities and treatment, and diminish functional limitations. Conservative management may include the combination of an orthosis and physical therapy, particularly in the adolescent population.
The company's staff physical therapist is licensed in the state of Maryland and has completed the Schroth Certification Program in Barcelona, Spain, taught by Dr. Manuel Rigo and Monica Villagrasa, P.T. in May 2006.
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