Surgical intervention and bracing do not have to be the only options when addressing scoliotic curve progression. Work one-on-one with P.A.C.E’s physical therapist who is BSPTS certified in scoliosis specific exercise in an effort to reduce curve progression, longevity of brace wear, and ultimately surgery. Together, you will build a program that will address postural correction through a series of challenging and empowering movement patterns unique to your curve pattern. Unlike other postural correction exercises, these scoliosis specific exercises take into consideration the 3D movement occurring at each spinal segment and target the rotational component of each scoliotic curve.
The Diers formetric motion analysis system provides a unique opportunity to assess both static and dynamic spinal biomechanics and has proven to be extremely effective in the care of scoliosis. Found to be as reliable as radiographs, the Diers formetric technology can greatly reduce exposure to radiation while continuing to monitor scoliotic curve progression over several years. This innovative spinal modeling system has been developed in collaboration with research institutions, universities, physicians and engineers from all around the world to capture objective measurements of spinal movement. In addition to the scoliosis specific exercise program, you will have the opportunity to utilize the Diers formetric motion analysis system to create a more thorough and comprehensive treatment plan.
Unique to the P.A.C.E motion lab is the Diers 4D motion analysis system. A fast, contactless, radiation free, spine and posture analysis system that allows spinal curvature to be further assessed. It has been proven that assessment with the Diers 4D motion analysis system can reproduce reliable measurements of the spine, with only an average standard deviation of +/- 3 degrees when measuring the Cobb angle (Knott et al., 2010). Determined to be as reliable as a radiographic image, the Diers 4D motion analysis system should be considered as an imaging replacement when monitoring curve progression to reduce overall exposure to radiation (Frerich et al., 2012).
Your therapist may use this unique and valuable motion analysis system to not only collect numerical data in relationship to the movement of your spine, but also as a teaching tool to help you further understand and visualize your spinal collapses, prominences, asymmetries and gait.
- Call to check if covered by your medical insurance: 503-283-8133.
- Work one on one with our Schroth certified scoliosis specialist for comprehensive evaluation, motion lab testing and intervention.
- 1-Hour – $250
- The Diers formetric technology is an innovative spinal modeling and spinal motion capture system that has been developed in collaboration with universities, research institutions, physicians and engineers from all over the world to allow for extraordinarily high levels of reliability, reproducibility and accuracy in static spinal measurements and dynamic spinal biomechanics. The technology is being used around the world by some of the leading spinal deformity physicians and institutions to provide non-radiological measurements to determine objective measurements of spine deformity.