Scoliosis Treatment Equipment Used
Welcome to our series on scoliosis treatment equipment!
In these videos, you'll get an up-close look at the different tools and techniques we use to help reduce scoliosis curves. From the first explanation to the last treatment, we've got it all covered.
Introduction to Intensive Scoliosis Treatment
Now, let's start by learning how our intensive treatment plan works and what it means for you. Join us as we step inside our clinic to explore how each piece of equipment plays a part in improving your health.
Wobble Chair & Mobility
Dive into the first steps of our intensive scoliosis care with this video, where we explore the crucial mobility phase.
Here, we focus on making the spine more flexible using specialized techniques like the wobble chair. Watch and learn how this prepares patients for the next stages of treatment.
Check out this video to see how repetitive cervical traction works. It's a method designed by Dr. Boro Padavan that helps make the neck more flexible and corrects posture issues in people with scoliosis.
We'll show you how it's set up and used, and explain why it's an important part of scoliosis care.
Take a look at how vibrating traction can be a key part of scoliosis treatment. In this video, we demonstrate a tool developed by Dr. Wogan that uses low-tone vibration to help relax the ligaments affected by scoliosis.
We’ll show you how we set it up on a special traction table to specifically target different types of spinal curves and how this method prepares patients for further treatment steps.
Standing Vibrating Traction
In this video, we show how standing on a vibrating plate while undergoing traction can elongate the spine and improve flexibility. You'll see how we customize this approach with different weights and setups to target specific curves in the spine, from the cervical region down to the lumbar area, offering a tailored treatment to each scoliosis pattern.
Mechanical Drop Piece
Explore the mechanical drop piece traction unit, designed by Dr. Wogan, which leverages low-frequency vibration at 4.5 Hertz to specifically mobilize the rib cage and address the stiffness associated with scoliosis.
Watch how we employ this technology in various ways, from a standard setup that targets pelvic de-rotation and rib deformity to customized applications for thoracic and lumbar curve patterns. Each variation is aimed at relaxing ligaments and providing targeted relief to the unique challenges presented by different scoliosis curvatures.
Delve into the specialized mechanics of the flexion-distraction table, specifically modified for scoliosis management. Discover how the incorporation of brackets, ratchets, and straps transform this table into a precise tool for addressing spinal de-rotation and unbending.
Each setup, meticulously tailored to individual curvature patterns, works to simultaneously elongate tissues and create targeted traction. From treating an S-curve to focusing on thoracic or lumbar deviations, witness the unique methods and movements that facilitate the correction of complex spinal deformities.
Percussion therapy emerges as a versatile treatment modality for scoliosis, offering targeted muscle and ligament relaxation through variable speeds.
The demonstration delves into the nuances of applying this therapy to distinct scoliotic curvatures, highlighting how different areas of the spine are treated to optimize patient outcomes.
Scoliosis Traction Chair
Discover the Scoliosis Traction Chair, a specialized tool designed by Dr. Wogan to tackle the challenging S-curves associated with scoliosis.
The chair offers targeted traction and de-rotation, focusing on the thoracic and lumbar areas with specific setups that are not possible with other equipment, all while promoting relaxation and potential curve reduction.
Explore the final step of our in-clinic intensive care, the 'stability phase,' where a variety of exercises reinforce the spine's improved shape and flexibility achieved in previous sessions.
The focus is on a balanced approach to ensure both mobility and stability, employing specialized techniques like body weights and lever arm systems that engage type 1 muscle fibers essential for posture, all underpinned by the principle of coordinated care for lasting scoliosis treatment.
Delve into the functionality of a cervical collar, a crucial tool in scoliosis care developed by Dr. Ron Delano, designed to correct cervical lordosis and forward head posture.
This simple yet effective device strategically uses cheek pads on tracks, creating a counterforce to foster a healthier cervical curvature, thereby aiding in the holistic treatment of scoliosis by optimizing the spine's sagittal alignment.
Explore the process of adapting to Scolibrace, an orthopedic device tailored to each individual's form through three-dimensional scanning. The video highlights the initial challenges of wearing the brace, likening it to orthodontic braces, and demonstrates core-strengthening exercises designed to be performed while wearing the brace.
These exercises not only aid in spinal improvement but also expedite the comfort and effectiveness of the brace, illustrating a key indicator of progress as the spine begins to realign.
Next, we show you how the Scoliroll's unique shape is engineered to precisely target and apply corrective pressure on specific vertebral segments, a technique that stands out from broader, less specialized methods.
It highlights various setups for thoracic and lumbar curves, emphasizing that each configuration is meticulously chosen to accommodate individual scoliosis patterns.
The kyphosis Denneroll is a specialized tool for correcting thoracic curvature, with a reminder that its use should be guided by a healthcare professional to ensure safe and effective treatment.
Additionally, the cervical Denneroll, tailored for different needs, assists in improving neck curvature in scoliosis patients. Proper use, as directed by a specialist, is critical for both devices to avoid exacerbating any spinal issues.
The Denneroll traction table is introduced as a modular and adaptable piece of equipment for scoliosis treatment, featuring a dual pulley system and the addition of vibration for enhanced care.
The video below focuses on how it can be configured for treating thoracic and lumbar scoliosis, using straps and pulleys to correct spinal curvature in the sagittal plane, with an emphasis on the precise and guided use for therapeutic outcomes.
Self-corrective exercises are tailored movements designed to address the unique aspects of an individual's scoliosis. This approach goes beyond general back training by incorporating the specific curves of the spine into the exercise regimen.
The video below will demonstrate how these personalized movements, often taught using precise mirrors for feedback, are performed while maintaining a corrective posture, emphasizing the importance of professional guidance to ensure the exercises are suitable and effective for each person's condition.
Precise spinal marking plays a pivotal role in crafting an effective scoliosis brace, allowing for a tailored fit that addresses each segment of the curvature.
The video below will showcase the meticulous process of marking and scanning the spine in various positions, including neutral and elongated postures, to inform the design of a corrective brace that emphasizes spinal elongation, a crucial factor often overlooked in traditional bracing methods. This technique ensures that the final brace not only fits perfectly but also aids in actively reducing the scoliosis curve.
The Scolibrace is showcased as an advanced corrective device, engineered for significant spinal realignment through aggressive design, made possible by pre-bracing intensive care that enhances spinal flexibility.
With patient-tailored mirroring to counteract thoracic curvature and strategic features for ease of use, this brace represents a synergistic component of a comprehensive scoliosis treatment program, allowing for high functionality and adaptability in daily activities.