Functional Physio is a foremost provider of scoliosis treatment. Because of our expertise in the treatment of back and neck injuries we were invited by one of the world’s leading spinal surgeons, Professor Vert Mooney of University of California, to participate in a study on Managing Adolescent Scoliosis utilising our specific spinal strengthening equipment.
We are proud that this study was published in the March 2007 issue of an internationally recognised medical journal, The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. The results of this study are very promising for the cessation and improvement in the scoliotic curves of teenagers.
Based on the results of this research, in consultation with Professor Mooney, we are continuing with our protocols in the treatment of scoliosis in teenagers and adults.
More information needed for Children and Adolescents– growth plate injuries/stress fractures/muscle imbalance etc
In 2011 we discovered our daughter had scoliosis in her lower back that was a 33 degree curvature. We visited an Auckland surgeon who said the mostly likely remedy would be surgery when she had finished growing. Knowing that she had about 18 months growth left we asked if there were any options we could try in the meantime, he said no. We were later suggested a brace treatment by a friend whose daughter had already had major surgery at age 13 for her scoliosis. So we went to Australia for a brace fitting and after three months of a really good effort we all agreed that there must be a better, less restrictive and invasive way. A local osteopath suggested that we contact David Woodbridge of Functional Physio as she had heard of his research.
I have to confess we were pretty sceptical in the beginning – especially when we discovered that each visit twice a week took less than 10 minutes. However, after 5 months we are absolutely thrilled with the results. To the naked eye we can see quite clearly a very definite improvement. In fact on most days her spine looks completely straight now. The under-developed muscles on the left have formed more and the over-developed muscle mass on the right of the curvature has shrunk – her spine looks straight!
We believe Dave and his team are really on to something here and would recommend this treatment strategy as the very first port of call for any adolescent with scoliosis in their treatment range. Thank you Dave and Co! "
G & B Bailey, Waimauku,