Specialised Training in Scoliosis
This specialist Scoliosis service is provided by Michael Parr the consulting osteopath and rehabilitation specialist of Elementary Health in Cambridge, who has travelled internationally to generate his training in scoliosis and asymmetry. Training includes some of the most up to date training and skills of asymmetry and scoliosis assessment and rehabilitation methods.
Using a method of clinical assessment for three dimensional disturbances, the consulting rehabilitation clinician looks at all three planes of postures and motion, including the functional presentation of Global Movement Patterns.
The technique includes a specialised research informed Scoliosis Specific Exercises (SSE) approach, specifically designed to work with its influence on the nervous systems control of the spine, pelvis, trunk and whole global motor controls. This is slowly undergoing trials for its effectiveness, with the hope that a few more studies will be performed in the near future, to ensure patients continue to be re-assured of current scoliosis protocols.
Michael has been the only person able to fix me! I have had over 13 years of widespread joint pain including my whole spine. I had undergone numerous diagnostic investigations and was constantly told that there was nothing wrong. I steadily increased my pain medication to try to ‘deal’ with the pain. Eventually I was taking over 40 pills a day and wearing pain relief patches on my skin. I couldn’t sleep, read, think properly, and I was just about maintaining my role as a teacher. I had no life outside of work as I was too shattered and down to do anything.
The treatment method aims at working to empower patients with a scoliosis care model of: Scoliosis specific education, observational surveillance, osteopathic manually therapy, and through dynamic exercise therapy provide scoliosis specific exercise therapy (SSET). This will be done by building body awareness, performing physical hands on treatment for reduction of pain and to normalise mobility and performing guided Exercise Therapy (assistive help during exercises), progressing into Dynamic Exercise Therapy.
Dedicated to helping patients get the best care, these effective conservative management approaches for patients with scoliosis and asymmetry, including that of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), congenital scoliosis, acquired scoliosis, neuromuscular scoliosis, adult idiopathic scoliosis, adult scoliosis, adult degenerative scoliosis, primary scoliosis, and all forms of structural scoliosis and all forms of functional scoliosis, is done as follows: Work to form, preventative stopping or slowing of scoliotic progression, correction of current curves and rotations, reduction of pain, improved quality of life, improve exercise mechanics, improve breathing, encouraging mobilisation and flexibility and stabilization of correct postures, maintenance of the achieved corrections, education including attempts for correction of normal activity postures and training of activities of daily living (ADL’s).
For more information on the dynamic clinical approach to scoliosis assessment and rehabilitation, please look at the treatment section of this website.
We recommend your first visit is a Complex Case Consultation. The Initial Consultation will last 90 minutes (1.5 hours), and all follow up appointments for treatment will last 30 minutes, unless a 60 minutes treatment is required.
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If there are any other questions, or, you wish to book a consultation with Michael Parr the consulting osteopath in Cambridge, based at Elementary Health, please don’t hesitate to call or email.
We recommend your first visit is a Complex Case Consultation: book a consultation to get some spinal control