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Surgery

For Clients considering surgery, this is an interesting article that looked at the actual timing of returning to school and sports after scoliosis surgery, compared to the recommended timing. It also found that post-operative weight loss of >5kg and mild respiratory complications were significantly associated with delayed return to full-time school. Commentary provided by a

For those of you nearing or in surgical range, this surgery option looks EXTREMELY interesting. Developed in Israel, it is a very short ‘ratchet’ attachment that uses post operative movement to lengthen out the concave side of the curve. From what I can see, it has only been done about 12 times over the past