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Tag: scoliosis

Calcium, Vitamin D and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)

Calcium, vitamin D and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)- do calcium and vitamin D levels predict curve progression in AIS?  Rosemary Marchese – Physiotherapist, Certified Schroth Physiotherapist (C2)  Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is associated with low bone mass. The therapeutic effect and its determinants of calcium and vitamin D supplementation in improving bone strength and preventing curve progression in […]

8 Myths about back pain

8 Myths about back pain Rosemary Marchese – Physiotherapist and Certified Schroth Physiotherapist for Scoliosis Back pain can be caused by one or more of a large number of factors. Risk factors for back pain can be different even between two family members. What we do know is that once you have had back pain once, […]

Does your child have scoliosis?

Signs to look out for Scoliosis Rosemary Marchese – Physiotherapist 1. Family history of scoliosis Scoliosis tends to run in families, but not always. If there is a family history than it’s important to watch for signs of scoliosis in your child. 2. Changes in posture Sometimes scoliosis can be characterised by one or more […]

Update from SOSORT 2018 – what I learnt about scoliosis

Updates from the SOSORT Conference in Dubrovnik 2018 What did I learn about scoliosis? Rosemary Marchese – Physiotherapist I have just returned from the SOSORT conference in Dubrovnik. This was a powerful conference of close to 300 participants from 37 countries, gathered so share the latest research in the world of conservative treatment for scoliosis. […]

Schroth specific physiotherapy for Scoliosis

X-ray of teenage spine with Scoliosis   What is Schroth specific physiotherapy for Scoliosis? Rosemary Marchese is a Physiotherapist in Sydney, Australia who has travelled to New York to train in the Schroth Method for the conservative (non- surgical management) of scoliosis, kyphosis, and postural related issues. Schroth therapy can play an integral role in […]