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  1. Scoliosis Activity Suit: Before and After Pictures

    by , 06-21-2013 at 01:12 PM (Dr Stitzel)
    Quote Originally Posted by drmark2star View Post
    I have been asked to post photos of patients with and without the Scoliosis Activity Suit™. Here are a couple of recent patients who've been fitted for the Scoliosis Activity Suit™ (formerly the "Tornado Suit")


    The Scoliosis Activity Suit™ in and of itself is not a solo treatment. This Suit MUST be accompanied by a good neuromuscular
  2. Scoliosis Activity Suit: Am I A Candidate?

    by , 06-21-2013 at 01:02 PM (Dr Stitzel)
    Quote Originally Posted by drmark2star View Post
    The "Scoliosis Activity Suit" (formerly "the Tornado Suit") was designed for specific types of patients. Each prospective candidate patient must participate in a fitting process. This fitting process will ultimately determine whether or not the Scoliosis Activity SuitTM will be beneficial to them.

    Although the fitting process will be the definitive guide as to whether or not a prospective patient is a good candidate for the Scoliosis Activity SuitTM, there are
  3. The growing disconnect in scoliosis treatment

    by , 06-21-2013 at 12:50 PM (Dr Stitzel)
    Quote Originally Posted by DrStitzel View Post
    I recently attended the SOSORT (Society of Scoliosis Orthopedic Rehabilitation Treatment) in Chicago and I still left there shaking my head (much as I did when I attended the Montreal conference in 2010. Virtually every single viable and accepted theory on the pathogenesis of idiopathic adolescent scoliosis centers around a neuro-hormonal cause, yet virtually none of the scoliosis treatment methodology is being adapted or created to reflect this growing and obvious trend. This disconnect seems
  4. Scoliosis for Dummies

    by , 04-10-2012 at 08:42 PM (Dr Stitzel)
    Step #1. Don’t panic. While scoliosis can be a rapidly progressive condition it is usually measured in terms of months, not days. You should set up an appointment with a health care provider immediately for a initial full spine standing x-ray analysis. This is the only way to definitively confirm the presence of a curvature of the spine.

    Step #2. Start with the end in mind. It is VITALLY important that you understand the entire process of the scoliosis evaluation and treatment ...
  5. scoliosis treatement and cerebral palsy

    by , 02-28-2012 at 08:31 PM (Dr Stitzel)
    Quote Originally Posted by drmark2star View Post

    A TornadoSuit is an activity suit for scoliosis. The reason it is not a brace (rigid or dynamic) is because it has uses and neurological applications that no type of brace can provide. It is designed to be used in conjunction with a neuromuscular reeducation based exercise program like ARC3D or CLEAR. In the initial year of fittings with the TornadoSuit we fit 6 children with CP, 2 of them wheelchair bound. One of the children in the wheelchair stabilized (curve stayed within
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