Spine Rehabilitation Clinic

 

Scoliosis and Spine Rehabilitation Clinic:

 

In our clinic, people from all age groups who have problems with the spine and who have or have not undergone spinal surgery related to these problems can be identified, and behavioral changes, protective exercise approaches, and current approaches to spinal disorders can be applied to the problem.

 

What are we doing in our clinic?

 

- 3D Schroth Scoliosis treatment,

Osteopathy (manual therapy)

- Functional exercise and rehabilitation programs are planned and implemented individually.

 

The most important way to protect the health of the spine is to acquire proper spine habits that will prevent excessive load due to wrong posture habits. Another important factor is to take necessary precautions before the disease occurs with preventive approach and exercises. Our spinal health rehabilitation team, based on these two main principles, plans your treatment in line with a patient-oriented approach and prepares you for healthy days.

 

Our patients who apply to our clinic are evaluated in detail by the Physicians and Physiotherapists in our Spine Health Center, and the necessary treatment approaches are applied as a result of this evaluation.

 

Who can apply to our Spine Rehabilitation Clinic?

 

Kyphosis (hunchback)

Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)

Posture disorders

Neck, waist and back pain

Coccyx (coccyx pain)

Sciatic nerve pain

Neck-waist hernias

Spondylosis (arthritis)

Spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra), lumbar slips

Spondylosis (spinal stress fracture)

Spinal stenosis (waist-neck narrow canal)

After traumatic injuries of the spine

Spinal fractures after recovery

Spine problems due to osteoporosis (bone loss)

After neurological and orthopedic surgery of the spine

People with posture and spine disorders due to heart, lung and vascular diseases can apply.

 

3D Schroth Method

 

The Schroth method is an exercise concept that was discovered by Katharina Schroth, who also had scoliosis in 1921, and has become widespread in Germany and nowadays all over the world. The Schroth method, which was created based on the reason that scoliosis is a 3-dimensional deformity, aims to restore the imbalanced body balance in all planes. It aims to correct the unbalanced posture and to maintain the corrected posture in daily life.

 

The 3D Schroth method customized for scoliosis is mainly; It includes rotational breathing, pelvic correction, core stabilization, correct positioning, appropriate mobilization, massage, stretch applications, symmetrical awareness-oriented daily life activities. Rotational breathing is used for the correction of the rib cage affected by scoliosis and is one of the most important building blocks of the Schroth method. The breathing technique is specially determined according to the shape and direction of the curvature.

 

The Schroth method includes special positioning according to the curvature and three-dimensional exercises. Therefore, exercise prescription can only be made by physiotherapists specialized in this field.

 

Depending on the type and direction of scoliosis, special positions that will bring the spine closer to the required line are taught using some materials (towel, rice bag, cylinder and blocks, etc.). After the positioning is taught, personalized exercises are started from simple to difficult.

 

Schroth camps are organized at certain times of the year. These camps are organized in small groups and usually cover a few days.

 

What are the main goals in the Schroth method?

 

Repairing scoliotic / kyphotic postural posture

Static-dynamic postural control and balance

To provide spinal mobility and posture control of patients after surgery, to facilitate post-surgery adaptation,

It also includes teaching scoliosis-specific exercises and breathing techniques in accordance with Schroth's conscious posture principles in order to encourage and encourage patients to apply an exercise program at home and to create postural changes in their daily activities.

 

The Schroth method is effective in improving body perception and reducing pain in adult scoliosis. In this period, the growth period of the spine has ended and people especially complain of pain. If there is pain, it is first determined whether it is caused by scoliosis or another pathology, and Schroth method, manual therapy (osteopathy) or physical therapy programs are planned and performed.

 

The Schroth method is decided after the evaluation of our spine surgeons, and the treatment continues with the evaluation and planning of our spine therapists.

 

It is a long-term treatment. Session intervals are widened and our patients are followed up carefully, especially until the end of adolescence.

 

Early diagnosis and treatment is very important in scoliosis. Many scoliosis cases can be treated without surgery if detected before it progresses.

 

Who can benefit from the Schroth method?

 

The therapy approach can be used for an individual diagnosed with scoliosis at ANY AGE. It can be helpful in all scoliosis treatment stages, including postoperative.

 

 Clinical studies in the scientific literature have shown that the Schroth method can stop the progression of the curvature, reduce the need for surgery and pain, and increase vital capacity.

 

Osteopathy (Manual Therapy)

 

It is a manual therapy method applied with a holistic approach, taking into account all systems in the body, together with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders in the musculoskeletal system including joints, muscles and spine.

 

Osteopathy was described by the American doctor Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917). Later, many Doctors and Physiotherapists contributed to this field. Today, in many countries, especially in the USA and Europe, Doctors and Physiotherapists take Osteopathy training (5 years) and apply it to their patients. Those who complete the training are given the title of Osteopath.

 

Its purpose, especially of all systems in the body; It is to reveal the autoregulation (self-healing potential) of the body by enabling the positive interaction of the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.

 

It is especially used for pain; The source of the pain is determined and the problem is tried to be solved.

 

It is not symptomatic, it treats the cause. It aims to eliminate the chain that inhibits nerve function that causes pain or dysfunction and to restore musculoskeletal movement coordination.

 

It is a complementary treatment method applied manually.

 

Who can undergo osteopathy (manual therapy)?

 

In our spine health unit, you can take Osteopathic manual therapy for your spine-related complaints.

 

Spine and musculoskeletal movement and function disorders

Acute and chronic pain syndromes of the spine

Neck-waist region nerve sensitivity,

Sciatic nerve pain,

Waist-neck hernia

Posture disorders

After spine surgeries

Spondylolysis (spinal stress fracture)

Spinal stenosis (waist-neck narrow canal)

Spondylosis (arthritis)

Spondylolysis (slipped vertebra), lumbar slips

Coccyx problems

 

How many sessions of therapy is required?

 

Although the average session is 3-6, it may vary from person to person.

 

Osteopathy may not be applied more frequently than other treatments. Depending on the complaint of the person, 1-3 sessions per week can be applied, or even less frequent treatments can be applied for some problems.

 

What do we do in osteopathy?

 

The therapy is applied using many techniques according to the needs of the patient. Joint mobilization-manipulations, various soft tissue mobilizations, myofacial relaxation techniques, nerve region mobilization, kinesiology tests, reflex techniques and methods applied on reflected areas of internal organs, cranial applications on head and spinal fluid are some of them.

 

 



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