A Letter of Thanks 🌻
A mother’s intuition that something was not quite right with her child’s back and posture is what led me to the Curvy Spine Clinic in Edmonton. Thank you google! After speaking to Dr. Schreiber on the phone about my daughter and related concerns she invited us into her clinic for an assessment. Her clinical expertise of scoliosis was profound-I knew my daughter was in the right place and in the right hands.
After an initial assessment, Dr. Schreiber advised an x-ray at the Stollery for my daughter and afterwards she was diagnosed with scoliosis in May 2019 with a 20 degree curve. Dr. Schreiber strongly supports a multidisciplinary approach to care, so she advised that a referral to the Scoliosis Clinic at the Stollery for medical follow up was also necessary, but then, most importantly, to begin Schroth therapy at her clinic as well. Schroth therapy is an evidence based practice, which has been proven to slow curve progression in scoliosis patients. Dr. Schreiber has performed randomized clinical trials supporting that Schroth therapy is an effective method in slowing curve progression and that it should be incorporated into the care plan of individuals diagnosed with scoliosis.
Fast forward 4 months later to September 2019 following a diligent routine of Schroth therapy we received the most excellent news! A recent x-ray confirmed my daughter’s scoliosis curve reduced from 20 degrees to 8 degrees, which is no longer a range for scoliosis Dr. Schreiber proclaimed! She was just excited as we were! The before and after pictures of my daughter’s back are beyond just receiving effective treatment, but rather receiving miraculous treatment! This positive outcome was made possible because of the dedicated Curvy Spine practitioners(thanks Amanda!) and it makes me realize the negative physical, emotional and social implications that have been avoided for my daughter because she was offered early treatment at a facility that knows scoliosis inside and out.
Attending the Curvy Spine Clinic has been life changing for my 12- year old daughter and for me! The owner of this clinic, Dr. Schreiber, is a highly skilled clinical expert that is devoted to caring for individuals with scoliosis and kyphosis. Dr. Schreiber works in partnership with amazing physiotherapists and friendly patient coordinators at the clinic, which ensure each patient is given the highest quality of care. The heart of this clinic is making a difference for those living with scoliosis and kyphosis. Every medical practitioner, parent, and person living with scoliosis or kyphosis needs to know about this brilliant clinic!