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.
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.