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The Schroth Method is a set of specialized exercises used by certified physical therapists to help people with scoliosis. The Schroth Method was originally developed to treat idiopathic scoliosis, but it is appropriate for anyone who has scoliosis, including all ages and all levels of severity.
David Benedict, CTPO, is a technician in the Peabody, Mass., clinic. He fabricates braces, from pouring to modifying all the way to finishing and strapping, so practitioners have the quickest and most efficient fits possible. He's always available to drop what he's doing to assist with fits and adjustments when needed.
Until last winter, Jessica Fioretti had no idea that her 5-year-old daughter Kendall had scoliosis. Jessica herself had been diagnosed with scoliosis as a teenager, but even with that knowledge, she saw no signs in Kendall.
The Boston Brace Night Shift is a Boston O&P scoliosis orthosis designed specifically for nighttime wear. It provides comprehensive treatment to all curve types and can help to make bracing more comfortable while still being effective in stopping curve progression.