I am an adult scoliosis patient who was diagnosed at age 11. At that time there were two options: surgery (Harrington rod) or exercise. My mother was dead set against surgery. I have focused instead upon keeping my spine flexible and strong. I am still opposed to surgery, considering the poor satisfaction rate and the complication rate, so I have opted for Schroth therapy and the WCR brace, which is customized to my curve and which, therefore, helps me remain aware of the areas that need attention. Years ago I was fitted with a standard TLSO, that was pure misery to wear and far too general to be of much value. Once cinched in to my WCR brace, it became very clear that it was keeping my alignment closer to normal, and the most obvious surprise is that breathing is easy and better and more in keeping with the Schroth approach. What is also noteworthy is that when I sit with the brace on, my spine does not collapse. This feels very good. I am a spinner (of yarn), so when I sit at the spinning wheel, I often traction my back by pushing up using the arms of my chair. Now the brace does this for me! Gay-Lynne A. Miami, FL. July 2016.
In my experience with Emery, he was so kind and considerate of all my daughter’s needs. He adjusted our old brace to fit when she is at swim meets so she doesn't ruin her new one and fit our newest brace. I'm happy to say that the correction in our new brace is great thanks to him and Grant! He takes a lot of time individually adjusting the brace and addresses any concerns you might have. Anywhere the brace makes you sore, he does the best he can to fix the brace without giving up correction. He is a talented and considerate orthotist and I highly recommend him for anyone in Wisconsin that finds it easier to travel to his office.
Laurie and Laura T. New York, NY April 2015 (Parent and daughter)
P.S. You can practice Schroth therapy with Beth Jansen in his office so it's a win-win!!
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