While we understand that x-ray assessment of scoliosis is crucial at certain stages of scoliosis management, we are also very aware that patients undergo repeated x-ray exams throughout their treatment to monitor their condition.
Exclusive to ScoliCare Clinics, we are pleased to offer patients a radiation free option. The first of its kind in Australia, this innovative scoliosis ultrasound technology means patients no longer require as many x-rays over their treatment journey, minimizing repeated radiation exposure.
About Scolio Care
The ﬁrst ScoliCare Clinic was founded in Sydney, Australia in 2011 and since then ScoliCare has opened locations in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, as well as a second Sydney North location. These clinics are purely dedicated to scoliosis patients, and to patients with a similar condition known as hyperkyphosis. Each scoliosis case is different and requires expert assessment and appropriate treatment. Their aim is to provide the right scoliosis treatment at the right time. Non-surgical treatments have the best result when the scoliosis is detected early and patient are treated with appropriate and proven methods. Specific scoliosis physiotherapy and scoliosis rehabilitation exercise programs can play an important role in scoliosis treatment. When a scoliosis continues to progress despite rehabilitation or if the curve is large start with then bracing is often recommended as a treatment option.
ScoliCare CEO and Founder, Jeb McAviney has always had a passion for scoliosis treatment. Dr McAviney realized that there were very few, if any, dedicated scoliosis treatment centers where patients could get the right advice and the right treatment for their scoliosis. In most cases, non-surgical scoliosis treatment was only offered by health professionals whose focus was not primarily scoliosis or even structural rehabilitation.
Dr. Jeb McAviney
Introduction of Dr. Jeb McAviney
Dr. Jeb McAviney holds Masters degrees in Pain Medicine and in Chiropractic, and brings a wealth of experience in scoliosis treatment, education, and research. Dr McAviney is also an international instructor in scoliosis bracing and therapy and has taught doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, and orthotists throughout the world.
His Scoliosis Certifications
Accredited Sforzesco TLSO Brace Provider – ISICO, Milan, Italy (2012)
Accredited Cheneau TLSO Brace Provider – BUFA, Dortmund, Germany (2012)
Accredited Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS) Therapist – Level 3 (2015), Adv (2012), Basic (2011)
Accredited Gomez Orthotic Systems (GOS) TLSO Brace Provider – Dynamic O&P, Texas USA, (2011)
Accredited SpineCor Scoliosis Bracing Instructor, The Spine Corporation, UK (2008)
Accredited SpineCor Scoliosis Physiotherapy Instructor, The Spine Corporation, UK (2008)
Accredited SpineCor Scoliosis Brace and Physiotherapy Provider, The Spine Corporation, UK (2006)
Accredited Chiropractic Biophysics Instructor, CBP, USA (2008)
Accredited Neuromechanical Instrument Adjusting Instructor, USA (2006)
Accredited SpineCor Scoliosis Bracing Clinician, The Spine Corporation, UK (2005)
Advanced Fellow of Chiropractic Biophysics, FCBP Adv, CBP, USA (2004)
Their Pain Point and our Solution
(1)Radiation free assessment
Adolescents with scoliosis may undergo more than 20 x-rays during treatment, which studies have shown is 4.8 times the risk of cancer compared to unexposed groups, making patients and their parents very concerned
In Australia, ScoliCare is the first one introduced Scolioscan®, the 3D ultrasound scoliosis assessment system. They can offer patients a radiation free option for scoliosis assessment.
Scans performed by Scolioscan® at ScoliCare clinic in Sydney, Australia
Scans performed by Scolioscan® at ScoliCare clinic in Melbourne, Australia
(2) Minimizing x-rays over scoliosis screening and a patient’s treatment plan
A teenager with scoliosis may receive more than 20 x-rays over the course of their treatment. Scolioscan® can help them to perform scoliosis screening, diagnosis and continuous monitoring, particularly for growing children and adolescent. This can reduce delays in making treatment decisions, so patients get the right treatment at the right time.
Dr. Du Plessis demonstrates Scolioscan® scan results
(3) 3D profile of the spine
The technology can capture the spine’s 3D profile and measure spinal rotation and curve along different planes, while conventional X-ray cannot.
Spinal Flexibility Assessment with Scolioscan®
(4) Research study
Scolioscan® can assist in certain research studies, such as treatment outcome evaluation. They have presented a case report detailing the successful treatment of an 11-week-old female patient with a large IIS curve using their product.
The patient presented with a scoliosis that was reduced from 44° to 7° over a period of 8 months. Adam’s forward bend testing, Scoliometer readings, and Scolioscan® 3D ultrasound scan taken at the follow-up consultation (2 years after the cessation of treatment) suggest a complete resolution of the patient’s scoliosis.
Reference: J McAviney, BT Brown.
Treatment of infantile idiopathic scoliosis using a novel thoracolumbosacral orthosis: a case report.
Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2022
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