6 yo dtr diagnosed with Khyphosis/Scoliosis
My 6 yo dtr was seen by Dr. Policy at Stanford Pediatric Ortho in December and diagnosed with 60 degree Khyphosis/6 degree Scoliosis, suggesting a, "wait and see approach," while also cautioning that my dtr should be seen/x-ray again in 6-9 months (rather than the typical 12 months) because of the early age onset typically results in more aggressive curvature and need for bracing/surgery. I left this first appointment feeling both terrified and helpless :-(
After hours of obsessive research we've decided to purse Schroth Method PT for Scoliosis, as from what I've gathered, this is one of the most effective treatments. I've heard from others that Dr. Diab at UCSF is terrific in terms of his ability to offer various types of scoliosis treatment and offers guidance/opinions on alternative methods. I'm wondering if there are other families/parents out there who might offer other suggestions or ideas of pursuing less invasive treatment to address early Khyphosis/Scoliosis. I'm also specifically interested in nutrition for prevention of further curvature, suggestions on local expert alterative providers to address Khyphosis/Scoliosis, and feedback on other activities that could be healing to the skeletal and neurological systems. I'm also wondering about possible request for a school 504 plan to give her access to school based OT to provide suggestions on modifications in the classroom, as she has difficulty sitting and staying focused, which may be related to her back.
Thanks in advance!