Treating Scoliosis

Our CCS Paneled practitioners have many years of combined experience treating scoliosis.

Contact our pediatric orthotics department to speak with a scoliosis specialist who can answer your questions. We value the importance of addressing the concerns of the family as we care for our young patients, so they are fully informed about the care their child receives.

Practitioners at our Collier Sacramento, East Bay and Laurence of Oakland locations have experience treating pediatric patients, and scoliosis is a diagnosis they address often. They are familiar with the different types of scoliosis, with the most common being Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, which develops when rapid growth occurs. Working from a long history working with Shriner’s hospital to local county children programs, our practitioners have decades of combined experience treating scoliosis. Brian Lee holds clinics at four different California Children’s Services locations in the Bay Area and along the Peninsula. You can read about our scoliosis team and protocol here.

Collier and Laurence Orthotists are now Certified to provide the 3D-Cad Cam Chéneau-Gensingen Scoliosis Brace

The 3D Cad Cam Cheneau-Gensingen Scoliosis Brace is the gold standard of scoliosis bracing. The Chéneau-Gensingen brace utilizes the latest bracing technology for the best possible outcome, read more here about our scoliosis training.

Family and Community Support

There are also support groups online and offline that can be a huge benefit for young patients learning to deal with their diagnosis and wearing a brace. To get you started, here is a Facebook link for Curvy Girls Scoliosis Foundation. They also have a website with additional information.
You can read more about the Collier-Laurence Methodology for serving scoliosis patients.

Our CCS Paneled practitioners can also treat with more traditional methods if the Schroth Method is not appropriate. Their experience includes systems developed from their work with Shriners Hospitals.
The traditional brace for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the Boston TLSO (thoracic-lumbar-sacral orthosis) worn full-time (18-23 hours/day). Studies have shown that bracing can successfully prevent curve progression in the overwhelming majority of patients. The Boston TLSO fits under the arms and around the rib cage, lower back, and hips.

Please share this video if you have a child or adolescent with scoliosis.