At the OIC’s Scoliosis Clinic, treatment options are provided based on the spinal maturity of the patient, the degree and extent of the curvature, the severity and location of the curve and the potential for progression of the curvature.
Based on your child’s condition your team could include:
The Pediatric Orthopaedist specializes in the musculoskeletal system of children. They provide surgical interventions when necessary such as tendon lengthening.
The Pediatrician reviews medical issues and coordinates the general healthcare of the patient, in addition to working with the orthopaedic surgeon for pre-operative assessments if surgery is indicated and overseeing medical issues for hospitalized patients.
The Nurse Coordinator assists in making sure all medical orders are carried out, and provides case management and nursing assessment for the patient.
The Orthotist works with the team to prevent unequal or unbalanced muscle groups which can lead to deformities as the child grows.
You may also work with physical therapists who will help plan, develop, implement and monitor a physical therapy plan to help reduce pain, or improve or increase mobility.