Thursday, 29 June 2017

How Posture Corrective Brace Benefits You?

Bad posture is a problem that can arise from day to day activities. It is something that affects so many people. Staying in a particular position for longer duration of time say slumping forward or sitting with a slouched back in front of the computer can deteriorate the appearance of your back. Such a condition if not treated on time can cause long term health problems. With early diagnosis, the problem can be eliminated at the very root level. Another way to rectify this problem is by the use of corrective brace. Let’s have a look at some of its benefits.

Improved appearance 

It is an age old adage, “First Impression is the Last Impression”. The first look of a person with a bad posture may put a negative impact in your mind. You seem to be less impressed with that person. Putting a corrective brace pull your shoulders back and enable the straightening of your back muscles.

Improves your muscles 

Poor posture causes your muscles to become weak. This can lessen your ability to do work. By wearing a corrective brace you can bring back the muscles to its original place and retains it there permanently. Thus, your muscles will be trained in the right manner.

Treats bad posture condition in a speedy manner at younger age 

Wearing the braces at the age of 50 or more may not able to treat bad postural condition effectively. At this age, bones tend to weak. At the younger age say 20’s, 30’s, or 40’s; you have a better chance of correcting bad posture.  

Get the back in alignment 

Corrective brace is said to provide you a great support to the body and prevents it from further damage. This also depends upon the way it is worn. The right way is to wear it tight above your waist and wrap it around the shoulders. While doing so, you have to pull the stomach in and bring the shoulders back. 

To treat your bad posture, wear the brace for 30 minutes a day.

For best quality corrective brace, get in touch with Scoliosis GTA. Our specialists will carefully access the degree of your curve and suggest the appropriate bracing treatment. To schedule an appointment, call us at 905-868-909. For any additional query, you can even email us at . We will serve you in the best possible manner.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Adult Kyphosis: Causes and Treatments

Kyphosis is an abnormal spinal convex curvature occurring mostly in the cervical, thoracic and sacral regions. It can also be called as roundback or hunchback.  

In most cases kyphosis is mild. However, it gets extremely unbearable on becoming acute leading to severe pain, breathing issues and digestion discomforts.  It might also shorten life spans of those suffering from high degrees of kyphosis. Therefore, it is extremely important to know its cause for finding the right treatment. 

This disease occurs in senior people due to a large number of disorders that develop in them with growing age. Have a look at some of the causes and their treatments:

Symptoms and causes:

The main sign which indicates kyphosis is a hunchback. Those who suffer from this problem easily get to know about it since hunchback is visible. Other factors which also come under the category of symptoms are spinal pains along with firmer arms and neck. In cases, where kyphosis is acute, people start developing breathing issues, cardiovascular irregularities and digestion problems.  
This disease is mostly caused because of osteoporosis which takes place due to bone thinning resulting into compression of one of the spiral vertebraes and later a fracture.
Other causes are:

·         Infection in spine
·         Slipped discs
·         Spinal injury
·         Arthritis
·         Polio
·         Tumor
·         Birth defects
·         Muscle weakness
And other ageing posture related problems.


Treatments depend upon the degree of kyphosis that you have caused. You must seek treatment immediately if any above mentioned symptoms are observed. Also in case of extreme pains, you should get a proper diagnosis through X-Ray, CT scan or MRI of your spine.
Some treatments to cure kyphosis are:

·         Medication to relieve pain
·         Weight loss
·         Surgery in acute cases
·         Physical therapies
·         Regular exercises
·         Rehabilitation
·         Yoga
·         Braces

Due to poor postures, kyphosis is becoming a common disease. This is mostly occurred in women, senior people and children. Therefore, it is very important to get your regular tests to avoid such diseases from occurring or becoming acute. In case you or your loved one is suffering from this problem, get an expert guidance and treatment from our doctors at ScoliosisGTA. We provide diagnostics services for all spine related troubles. To know more about this disease or services that we offer, you can give us a call at 905-868-9090.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Scoliosis bracing treatment and its untold benefits

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of spine and most commonly found disorder manifested in both children and adults. When looking at the person from behind with scoliosis, it may appear that the spine is shaped like S OR C instead of straight up and down. There are several reasons that lead to this type of spine deformity. Most of times scoliosis is unknown to its cause and is only judged when its symptoms persist. With the advancement in technology of scientific world, scoliosis treatments have been evolved to many. Different treatment solutions to scoliosis include physical exercises, scoliosis surgery and bracing.

Among all, bracing is considered to be one of the most effective, non-invasive, safe and quick solution to scoliosis disorder. Scoliosis bracing treatment is best for children suffering from scoliosis or those with minor angle of spine curvature.  The thought behind scoliosis brace is that by using aggressive pressure to the ribcage and pelvis the spine can held in a straighter position. Scoliosis braces comes in variety of options to choose from. In the past many scoliosis patients were required to wear heavy plaster casts but today, there have been great improvement in the material and structure of the braces.

Fortunately, today’s braces come in light weight, easy to adjust and sleek designs that have been made taking care of all the comfort zones of the patient. Braces are categorised to be rigid and soft. Rigid braces are used to restrict the movements, while soft braces support the muscular and bony structure of the body while allowing movements. Several benefits of bracing treatment to scoliosis disorder include:

·        Helps lessen the strain and pressure on spine
·        Helps improving the postures and elongates the spine
·        Stops the further progression of scoliosis
·        Prevents the spinal curve from worsening during the growing age
·        Works best for children and adolescents

Get best quality and right brace for your scoliosis curve at Scoliosis GTA. We are team of expert doctors providing right solution to every degree of scoliosis curve with our advanced bracing treatment. Schedule your appointment now ringing us a call at 905-868-9090 or leave us a message for further assistance. We are always available at your service.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Interesting Facts About Scoliosis You Need to Get Acquaint With

Scoliosis refers to the condition in which a patient experiences sideways curvature in the spine. This curvature can be S–shaped or C-shaped. There are many more interesting facts about scoliosis that you need to get acquaint with. Let’s have a look. 

Children are more likely to have scoliosis

Anyone can have scoliosis. But the common type is the one that is found among children falling in the age group of 10-12 years. This type is known as idiopathic scoliosis. Parents need to make sure that their children receive regular checkups so that scoliosis if diagnosed can be managed early. This condition is seen more in girls as compared to boys.

In maximum cases, scoliosis has no cause

Many of us think what should be done so as to prevent the scoliosis? However, in most of the cases scoliosis has no known cause, so it can’t be prevented. Some think that bad posture and heavy bags can cause this. This is just a myth. It only causes back ache and other spine problems.

You can indulge yourself in one or two types of activities

If a person is diagnosed with the problem of scoliosis, it doesn’t mean he is restricted to carry out any physical work. To keep yourself active, doctors always recommend regular exercises. The mild curves can easily be corrected with regular set of exercises as prescribed by doctor.

Scoliosis can assume gigantic proportion if not treated on time

Some children are born with scoliosis. This assumes the form of idiopathic scoliosis if it continues till adolescence. When it reaches the adult age, it becomes degenerative scoliosis. During this age curves start forming due wear and tear of the spine.   

Not everyone requires surgery

When a person is diagnosed with scoliosis, he fears of surgery.  But, surgery is not the only option. If the curve is moderate say between 20-40 degrees, braces are usually recommended. Wearing it for some time will put a halt on curve from getting worse. However, surgery is required only in some cases when curve reaches above 40 degrees.

For corrective approach to Scoliosis, get in touch with Scoliosis GTA. We have professional doctors’ expert in offering you the required treatment. You can call us on 905.868.9090 for free consultation. For any additional query, you can even email us at . We will get back to you shortly. 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Best sleeping tips, positions and treatment for scoliosis sufferers

Scoliosis is an abnormal alignment of spine that can persist to individual of any age group. There are different types of scoliosis where each of them are named and defined according to the age, cause of scoliosis and its severity. However, there are several reasons that lead to scoliosis. This spine deformity often leads to worsen the situation over time, if left untreated. Another factor that becomes the major reason for scoliosis progression is the poor postures and bad sleeping positions. That’s true, our sleeping postures makes a great impact on the scoliosis curve.

Therefore, if you are the one of those suffering from scoliosis, you will need to be extra careful about the way you sleep. Improving your sleeping position will not just help you prevent your scoliosis curve from progression but will also help you relieve pain. Here are few sleeping tips, positions and treatment to halt your abnormal curve from further progression and getting yourself rid from scoliosis over the time.

·        Sleep on your back
·        Invest yourself in good mattress that is comfortable and supportive
·        Avoid sleeping on your stomach
·        Properly support your head and neck
·        Try not to sleep on your side as the position may cause strain your pelvis, neck and shoulders
·        Try sleeping in cervical pillow and a lumbar roll to help encourage your spine to curve in a healthy way.


One of the safest, non-invasive and non-painful treatments to treat Scoliosis is the bracing treatment. Braces help the spine to hold upright position and enforce it to return back to its original position. To attain effective and quick results, it is suggested to wear brace as much as doctor recommends. Most of the times doctors suggest to wear brace for at least 21 hours a day. These scoliosis braces are often made from rigid plastics with soft pads that not only provide grip over the spine but also are comfortable to wear for longer hours a day.

If you are looking for right solution for your scoliosis disorder, get in touch with Scoliosis GTA. We are scoliosis experts providing best bracing treatment to combat the scoliosis deformity. Our team of qualified doctors makes a deep observation to the scoliosis curve and provides right bracing treatment. Make us a call at 905.868.9090 and schedule your appointment now or drop us a mail at in case of further assistance.  We are always ready to serve our best.