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Annual 3rd Move-athon Halloween

This year's Move-athon will take place on the 29th October 2011, last year we blogged about this event and it was a great success, Sharon Terry (a member of our Facebook group) is a great inspiration for all she does for people with disabilities and Scoliosis, so this year we are again promoting the Move-athon and showing her the support she deserves. Good luck guys and we look forward to hearing all about the event. Details of this are listed below.

Join the Move-athon Saturday, October 29, for the Halloween Move-athon Benefiting Pediatric Orthopaedic Research

NEW YORK, NY September 2, 2011 — On Saturday, October 29, New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Orthopaedic Division will be holding their 3rd Annual Move-athon benefitting Columbia University Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Group. All funds raised will support finding innovative and effective ways to help kids with musculoskeletal conditions, such as cerebral palsy, scoliosis, spinal mu…

Surgical & Conservative Treatment of Patients with Congenital Scoliosis

Authors: Angelos Kaspiris, Theodoros B Grivas, Hans-Rudolf Weiss and Deborah Turnbull

Published By:ScoliosisJournal

Background
In view of the limited data available on the conservative treatment of patients with congenital scoliosis (CS), early surgery is suggested in mild cases with formation failures. Patients with segmentation failures will not benefit from conservative treatment. The purpose of this review is to identify the mid- or long-term results of spinal fusion surgery in patients with congenital scoliosis. Methods
Retrospective and prospective studies were included, reporting on the outcome of surgery in patients with congenital scoliosis. Studies concerning a small numbers of cases treated conservatively were included too. We analyzed mid-term (5 to 7 years) and long-term results (7 years or more), both as regards the maintenance of the correction of scoliosis and the safety of instrumentation, the early and late complications of surgery and their effect on …

Scoliosis and Dental Occlusion

Authors: Matteo Saccucci, Lucia Tettamanti, Steafno Mummolo, Antonella Polimeni, Felice Festa and Simon Tecco

Published By: ScoliosisJournal

BackGround
Idiopathic scoliosis is a deformity without clear etiology. It is unclear wether there is an association between malocclusion and scoliosis. Several types of occlusion were described in subjects with scoliosis, mostly case-reports. Objectives
The aim of this review was to evaluate the type of occluslins more prevalent in subjects with scoliosisSearch Strategy
All randomised and controlled clinical trials identified from the Cochrane Oral Health Group Trials Register, a MEDLINE search using the Mesh term scoliosis, malocclusion, and relevant free text words, and the bibliographies of papers and review articles which reported the outcome of orthodontic treatment in subjects with scoliosis that were published as abstracts or papers between 1970 and 2010. Selection criteria
All randomised and controlled clinical trials published …

The Method of Katrina Scroth

Published by Scoliosis Journal
Katharina Schroth, born February 22nd 1894 in Dresden Germany, was suffering from a moderate scoliosis herself and underwent treatment with a steel brace at the age of 16 years before she decided to develop a more functional approach of treatment for herself. Inspired by a balloon, she tried to correct by breathing away the deformities of her own trunk by inflating the concavities of her body selectively in front of a mirror. She also tried to 'mirror' the deformity, by overcorrecting with the help of certain pattern specific corrective movements. She recognized that postural control can only be achieved by changing postural perception. From 1921 this new form of treatment with specific postural correction, correction of breathing patterns and correction of postural perception was performed with rehabilitation times of 3 months in her own little institute in Meissen and in the late 30's and early 40's she was s…