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scoliosis treatment brisbane

How we can help

Our team treat a variety of postural conditions of the spine and ribcage in all ages; namely
scoliosis, kyphosis and pectus variations

Postural conditions can be congenital (caused by a spinal malformation at birth), idiopathic (caused by asymmetrical/abnormal bone growth), neuromuscular (caused by a condition) syndromic (connective tissue/ hyper-mobility) and can also onset or progress as an adult (degenerative).

It is important to see a qualified health professional to ascertain the type of postural conditions you may have and the best treatment.

WHAT IS SCOLIOSIS

 We Can Help with the Following Conditions

SCOLIOSIS

KYPHOSIS
 

POSTURAL CONCERNS 

PECTUS 

Conditions treated
Treatment goals

The main goals/indications for the
treatment of structural postural conditions include:

  • Prevent curve progression throughout growth and adulthood

  • Improve/ maintain best possible quality of life

  • Improve/ maintain best possible psychological well - being

  • Prevent or treat spinal pain syndromes

  • Improve/ maintain respiratory function

  • Improve aesthetics

Treatment Guidelines for Children & Teens
scoliosis treatment brisbane

The Guidelines for Treatment of Scoliosis in Children and Teens

Treatment is determined based on curve magnitude, probability of curve progression or known curve progression and skeletal and sexual maturity.

Kids 

10 -15 degrees - Exercises & monitoring

16 - 20 degrees - Part time/night bracing

> 20 degrees - Full time bracing

Teens

10 -15 degrees - Exercises & monitoring

16 - 20 degrees - Exercises, part time bracing & monitoring

> 20 degrees - Exercises, full time bracing

> 50 degrees - Surgical referral, sometimes bracing

The Guidelines for Treatment of Kyphosis in Children and Teens

 

50 - 64 degrees - Exercises & monitoring

65 - 79 degrees - Exercises, full time bracing & monitoring

> 80 degrees - Exercises, sometimes bracing & surgical referral

Treatment Guidelines for Adults

The Guidelines for Treatment of Postural Conditions in Adults

Treatment is determined based on a broad number of factors, particularly curve magnitude, risk of progression, presence/ absence of symptoms and patient goals.

For Scoliosis

Without pain

        10 - 50 degrees - Exercises & observation

With pain

        10 - 50 degrees - Exercises & observation

         > 50 degrees - Exercises, part time bracing & specialist referral

For Hyper-kyphosis

Without pain/ functional concerns

 50 - 65 degrees - Exercises 

 > 65 degrees - Exercises, part time bracing & specialist referral

With pain/ functional concerns

Exercises 

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