During the 13 years of the Grace Academy practice, we talked to thousands of parents of children aged 3 to 18, told them at the diagnosis how important foot health is, that it causes scoliosis, kyphosis, lordosis, protrusions and hernias in the future. We always conduct the diagnosis in the form of a dialogue, explaining exactly what each parameter of the survey means. We never frighten parents with surgery because of ethical beliefs, but believe me, we always fight to the last for victory over scoliosis and avoid invasive treatment (surgery).
At the end of the diagnosis, the reactions of parents are different, but we have compiled such “statistics” about the attitude of parents to diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
1. “It will outgrow when this flat foot could be the cause of my child’s hump. We will go to the message master Peter, he will fix everything at once, we will buy vitamins and everything will be fine !!!”
Mostly these parents come back to us not so optimistic when the child has grade 3 scoliosis or kyphosis, different limb lengths and in fact a critical condition of the spine.
2. “Wow, how interesting and confusing everything is, so-so we will treat, once, and now: graduation, wedding, Easter, New Year, the vocation…”
Such parents understand the importance of diseases of the musculoskeletal system, but do not give them priority over everyday affairs. They return when scoliosis begins to progress sharply in front of the eyes and then all life priorities change. But the costs are many times higher, and the rehabilitation time is at least six months.
3.”Oh, and how to treat the legs for 3 months, some gymnastics, why do we need it? He will be running barefoot at the sea/garden and that’s it.”
Well, what to add here, these parents at least know about the benefits of sharpening surfaces for the feet. This gives a chance to explain that not only foot massage gives results, but it is also necessary to work comprehensively on the feet, arches and leg muscles, to strengthen the back.
4. “Everything is clear, but tell me, can we start on Monday? How to sign up? ”
Such parents are a rarity. Anyway, most are tormented by doubts, want to hear the opinion of relatives, and, of course, save money. We think this is because second grade scoliosis does not yet have such painful manifestations, and habitual stooping does not interfere with anything at first. If children’s posture disorders were manifested by pain, there would be more determined parents.
5. “Well, wow, you have such high prices, but for that kind of money we will have 100 massages and go for treatment water.”
This is the absolute majority of parents and their first reaction. The question of price is the greatest pain for everyone.
Believe us, we ourselves would like scoliosis to be treated with two massages and a week of therapeutic exercises. But this is not the case, diseases of the musculoskeletal system are never localized in one place – it is a difficult scheme of intertwined connections, which is untangled only by a comprehensive approach and diagnosis.
Most often, this category of parents allows the 4-th degrees of scoliosis and here the question arises in the operation, and it is already 250-300 THOUSAND hryvnias without rehabilitation, plus – it’s pain and suffering of the child. The course at the Grace Academy. The International Center for Posture Correction (in Lviv) is full for 3-6 months for mild postural disorders approximately 10 thousand hryvnias (diagnosis, appointment of an individual course of treatment with an individual instructor, massage, osteopathy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation).
If you apply a posture disorder at 1-2 degrees, the rehabilitation time increases into 2 times, respectively, and the check for services.
Only the parents are responsible for how much the treatment of the child’s spine will cost. The earlier you detect and treat the initial forms of posture disorders, the cheaper and faster the course of treatment.
How much does the treatment of 3rd and 4th degrees scoliosis/kyphosis/lordosis cost?
Despite the fact that therapeutic gymnastics in the 3rd degree of scoliosis/kyphosis/lordosis is much more intense and complex, even for an instructor – a physical therapist (numerous twists and exercises of redressing), we do not increase the price of season tickets. Realizing that with such colossal changes in the spine, 3-4 times a week exercise is not enough, but you need to practice daily (imagine DAILY) with an instructor, using a set of additional orthopedic equipment, Shenoy corset and even more physiotherapy procedures. Even taking into account all this, rehabilitation of the 3rd degree of scoliosis in our center is still many times cheaper than surgery.
You can get acquainted in detail with the prices on the website, in the section Prices https://www.akademia-gracia.com/en/prices/
How can you save on spine treatment and get a good result?
The course for visitors – 10 days intensive – is an ideal service for those who do not live in Lviv or have restrictions on free time.
What is the 10-day intensive course for scoliosis/kyphosis/lordosis treatment?
Corrective gymnastics and all the necessary massages/physiotherapy/osteopathy sessions take place every day, you actually “live” in the Grace Academy. The main purpose of such an express course is to start a rehabilitation course to start the process of recovery of muscles and tissues of the musculoskeletal system, to study the exercises performed with an instructor. The mother’s task at this time is to learn the correct technique of performing twists and exercises of the author’s crawling technique, which is based on posture correction. After the end of the intensive you continue to practice with an instructor online (the price of online classes is twice cheaper) or buy a video of your individual exercises). Thus, at home, you continue treatment for 3-6 months and then come again for diagnosis and correction of exercise. There will be 4 such courses in stage 3 scoliosis, in stages 2 – 2. And in the initial posture disorders, you come only for a positive diagnosis and, if you were honestly treated at home, you will receive confirmation of a flat back.
Who can’t be treated for scoliosis/kyphosis/lordosis at home?
There are many types of scoliosis/kyphosis/lordosis and there are also many scenarios for the development of the disease and complications, depending on diseases of the musculoskeletal system and human diseases in general. At the diagnosis, Oksana Slinko always says when it is possible to simplify treatment, and when there is no time for experiments. Malignant scoliosis, hereditary scoliosis and idiopathic adolescent scoliosis are extremely dangerous and often their treatment is at least to restrain the insane rate of progression. There are cases when for a year scoliosis from 1 degree progressed to 3-rd.
How much does a course of treatment for scoliosis/kyphosis/lordosis at the Grace Academy cost?
There is no unambiguous answer or estimate, thanks to a clear individual approach, the patient will be prescribed the minimum necessary set of exercise therapy and physiotherapy, which will give a positive result.
The price is formed depending on what in the posture should be adjusted: feet, spine, chest, limb length, etc.
The first thing you can do to avoid scoliosis is to have regular home checkups. Now with modern smartphones, it can be done in 1 minute!
Option 1: You need an assistant or mobile phone
Option 2: Also the rope is required which is stretched clearly vertically
- What should your assistant do? Ask the assistant to take pictures 4 times: face, back and different sides, using a special setting “grid” or later draw lines in any photo editor. If you are not a sure user, then you can carefully hang a thread or rope.
- Basically, the difference in shoulder height will be visible immediately.
- It will be perfectly visible whether the chest is symmetrical and the pelvic bones.
- In the same way, take a photo of only the legs, and you will see exactly whether the feet fall in one direction, whether the knees touch or the same length of the legs.
- Make a “wet test” for the feet. Wet the foot slightly and place it on a soft cloth or paper. Evaluate your imprint. What do the toes look like, which side is pressed harder by the foot displacement?
- At the picture from the sides, the most important task is to look at the shoulders, shoulders, sag in the back and abdomen. The shoulders should be lowered and not protrude. The scapulae should protrude slightly, not protrude. Deflection or natural lordosis – moderate. The abdomen does not fall out. If a strong sag and abdomen protrudes forward in the lower part – a clear sign of kyphosis.
- The vertical line in the photo (or a stretched rope) should run clearly along the spine from the crown to the sacrum. This will clearly show whether there are deformities of the spine.
- When looking at the vertical line, pay attention to the waistline, whether it is symmetrical or the same arm length.
- Carefully examine the neck to see if the neck is tilted or forward.
What other advice can be given to prevent scoliosis, apart from a careful regular examination?
7 rules to avoid scoliosis
- Moderate physical activity. Perform symmetrical exercises with a small weight, and best of all, with your own body weight.
- Take preventive courses of medical massage (not less than 10)
- Choose the right shoes for everyday things and separately for sports.
- Eat right, avoid being overweight and beriberi.
- Pay attention to the mattress and orthopedic pillow
- Do not carry the bag on one shoulder.
- Sit at the computer properly.
If you have back pain (during long sitting/standing/walking), you can not keep the correct position of the back while sitting, sports are accompanied by discomfort – you definitely need to undergo a professional examination of the spine and feet.
In order to get a reliable diagnosis, get real test results, you need to choose a rehabilitation center with extensive experience, good reviews and affordable results from treatment before/after
We offer author’s diagnostics of the spine and feet at the Grace Academy. Oksana Slinko International Posture Correction Center.
- Our diagnostics is a unique development, a patented invention of Oksana Slinko, the president of our Center.
What it is? This is an extended comprehensive examination of the musculoskeletal system, it is carried out for 2 hours.
What does the diagnosis in Academy Grace in Lviv include?
- Orthopedic examination of a person;
- Determination of basic vital signs;
- Conducting functional tests: determining the amplitude of movements of the spine and other joints.
This allows you to get enough information about the state of the musculoskeletal system of man, as well as to determine the main causes of complex orthopedic disorders.
- During the diagnostics, a “Passport of the spine” is drawn up, according to which an individual “Instructor’s card” is formed.
- A separate “Diagnostic Card” is also formed, in which all data of external orthopedic examination are recorded. Between anatomical points, measurements are making of the central axis of the spine.
- Based on the results of diagnostics, an individual set of corrective exercises and procedures is available for the correction of orthopedic disorders, which can be obtained at the Center.
- Cost: 925 hryvnias
You can sign up for diagnostics and get a free consultation on the services of the Posture Correction Center from our administrators 0983669886.
Is it necessary to treat scoliosis in the early stages. But is it true that you need to do surgery in the fourth stage? Do you need to wear a corset to make your back straight? Should you to sleep on the floor to make the hump disappear? Does massage cure scoliosis, or will it help osteopaths?
Many of these questions can be found on the Internet!
But what the truth is?
The same questions are always asking us during the diagnosis by parents of children who already have serious posture disorders.
Very often, when we ask why you were self-treating scoliosis at home, the answer is surprising: “Read on the Internet.” The worst thing is that there are many such stupid and incompetent answers and myths to these questions.
Let’s take turns to understand what actually cures scoliosis
Vlad Slinko, physical therapist, answers
Scoliosis of the I (first) degree
Should scoliosis be treated in the first stage?
Although the first stage seems to sound like nothing serious, that language is just the beginning, there is no hurry. In fact, it is not! The first degree of scoliosis is a consequence of untreated and missed orthopedic diseases in the past or heredity. For example, running flat feet, valgus deformities, pelvic displacement, injuries, various diseases of the spine, including inflammatory.
How to treat first-degree scoliosis?
Methods of treatment of 1st degree scoliosis at the Grace Academy are high-quality diagnostics, a comprehensive approach to massage and physical procedures and the author’s therapeutic gymnastics, nutrition, right workplace and sleep place. Therapeutic gymnastics is prescribed 2-3 times a week. Wearing a medical tight corset is not required. In individual cases, prescribe a corset to form the correct posture (against stooping)
Scoliosis II (second) degree. Treatment and prevention
How to treat grade 2 scoliosis?
The treatment lasts longer than at the first degree. In fact, the methods of treatment are similar to the previous paragraph: therapeutic gymnastics, massage, physiotherapy, osteopathy, if necessary, corrective (corrective) prophylactic corset. Orthopedic insoles may be used if there is a foot disease
Treatment of III (third) degree of scoliosis
Scoliosis in the third stage already has very visible manifestations. Shoulders at different levels, possible rotation of the cervical vertebrae and chest, pelvic displacement and significant disorders of the internal organs.
How to treat scoliosis in stage III? Methods of scoliosis treatment in the Grace Academy working comprehensively and on the basis of an individual plan, which is prescribed in the patient’s instructor card. This course of treatment is based on diagnosis and should be followed for 3-6 months, then check the results, if necessary, adjust the course and continue treatment. Never believe anyone that grade 3 scoliosis can be cured in less than a year, or you only need to treat it with a massage and that’s enough… No not enough! All methods of treatment of scoliosis, which do not have a comprehensive approach, will not give a lasting effect and scoliosis will return again.
Methods of stage III scoliosis treatment at the Grace Academy: therapeutic gymnastics 5-6 times a week using the “creep” technique (this technique is patented and belongs only to the Grace Academy), physiotherapy, osteopathy, foot correction. On the third stage, is prescribed to wear a tight “Sheno’s corset”. For the course of treatment, you will need to buy auxiliary orthopedic products.
Treatment IV (fourth) degree scoliosis
It is very difficult to comment on cases when patients come who have deliberately delayed treatment to a critical point. At the VI stage of scoliosis, surgical treatment is already shown in parallel with wearing a rigid corset. Methods of treatment of scoliosis at the Academy of Grace do not apply to the correction of 4th-grade scoliosis.
Every time we turn to patients, we beg you not to procrastinate with the treatment of even the initial stoop. After all, hormonal disorders can occur in the body, genetic diseases begin to appear and the progression of scoliosis will be so rapid that in six months it can bend the back beyond recognition.
Do not avoid preventive annual examinations of the musculoskeletal system if there are no complaints or discomfort. And if you experience pain in the chest, neck, lower back, fatigue in the legs, headaches, dizziness, numbness of the extremities – be sure to undergo a professional diagnosis at the Grace Academy. Posture correction center in Lviv. It is the first private rehabilitation center in Western Ukraine, has existed for 13 years, and is the most famous among rehabilitation institutions that treat scoliosis and other diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
Timely a child’s spine and feet diagnosis is the only way to avoid surgery and expensive medications.
It is very easy to sign up for diagnostics: by phone, 380983669886 or leave a request on the website (contact page) or press the “Online Registration” button.
International Center for the correction of posture Oksana Slinko “Academy of Grace” took part in the medical conference Gal-Med 2018: “Sensational results of spine correction according to the methodology of Oksana Slinko.”
The report was presented by the professor of medical sciences Kulik O.M. Thanks to the organizers and listeners for the new experience and certification!
On March 24-25, the Anima Festival was held!
“The path to health and healing begins with the spine!” – Oksana Slin’ko began her presentation with these words !!!
It was very interesting and exciting … It was not without pleasant surprises and gifts!
Oksana Slinko received a thanks from the NGO “Golden Days” for participating in the organization of the Festival of Opportunities of the Retire-aged People “Golden Years 2017” in Lviv.
Thank you for your cooperation!