Monday, April 2, 2012

After a Month at Spinal Inc.

I adore my therapists there. In such a short time they have become my friends and confidante. The upside of going to therapy when you're older and no longer a teenager is that you get to be friends with your therapists. And it makes for a much comfortable treatment environment.

Each session the patients come in on their own time, each person would do his/her own exercises, and therapists would go around checking on your exercises. Whether you're doing them correctly or not. They'll correct you and give you tips to improve your exercises. They'll regularly ask how you're feeling, and they never forget to check on you to ensure you're doing the routines correctly.

The Scroth Method involves a lot of breathing exercises. I think these stuff are harder to learn and adapt to when you're learning them at an old-er age. Like me.

The teenagers and little children who go there do their exercises so wonderfully well. I cannot help smiling and feeling warm inside watching the young girls there speeding through their exercises while I do them at a snail's pace. I am determine to do them correctly as well. The thing that is different is all my years growing up with this Scoliosis.. I see it from their viewpoint. I can see it in their eyes. I see their dread, their unhappiness, their gladness when the exercises work out well, their boredom, their rebellion, their denial. These wonderful young people with their exceptional ability to adapt and learn at lightning speed, but not necessarily willing to fully accept the evil necessity of committing themselves to this medical condition that we have.

But already in each of them I see the spirit that will carry them through the rest of their lives with Scoliosis. Some of them will get better. Some of them will get worse. All of them will one day eventually realise that they can embrace this and live with it.

Due to work and family commitments, I can only attend the sessions twice a week. Other days I try to do the exercises at home, but sometimes there are days when I had to skip them. Am hoping I will eventually learn to fit the exercises into our daily routine sooner than later.

It is too soon to say anything but one thing I can say is that the pain has definitely improved :)

Alhamdulillah!

6 comments:

Dr. Clayton Stitzel said...

I'm not sure how many of you are aware of the recent scientific developments and breakthroughs that have or are recently occurring in the field of scoliosis treatment. Prognostic testing/technology in the way of genetic testing and blood tests are now able to determine which early stage scoliosis patients are most likely to experience severe curve progression. This presents a new and unique opportunity for early stage scoliosis intervention rehab programs to reduce and eliminate many of the "at risk" smaller curve cases before they progress to much more complex and difficult large curvature cases. It’s actually quite revolutionary and amazing.

Fiona Gan said...

Where can I find more info abt the Schroth method here in Malaysia? Thanks!Is there a center that uses Schroth method for treatment in Klang Valley area?

Nina said...

hi fiona :) yes Spinal Inc in mont kiara uses scroth method to a certain extent. their phone number is listed on their website (0362015168)

lyza.jalil said...

Salam..is it possible for me to contact you? Really need to speak to someone like u who has 1st hand experience with scoliosis. TQ.

-lyza-

FranMon said...

Can anyone tell if Spinal Inc have any treatment available for a 2 years old girl with more than 40 degree S curve? My daughter was born with genetic disease called "Osteogenesis Imperfecta" or Brittle Bones Disease. Her bones are fragile and break easily. We live in PJ. If anyone have any other idea for S curve physio please let me know.

Kumando said...

I have see another review for Spinal Inc on Schroth Method and CLEAR’s treatments at:
http://kidbuxblog.com/spinal-inc-helps-correction-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis/