Many people feel that scoliosis is hereditary, that nothing can be done for the scoliosis other than bracing a patient to attempt to prevent it from worsening or surgical intervention where rods and screws are placed in the spine to prevent further curvatures from developing. The complications arising from both bracing – both hard or soft and surgeries can be devastating. What we have found is that scoliosis is not inherited. There is not a scoliotic gene. Scoliosis is 7 times more prevalent in young females then males. The simple fact is that children who are born with higher degree of intelligence develop much more quickly as a young child. These children spend less time crawling and begin walking at an early age. Because less time is spent crawling, a reflex called the cross crawl reflex which is typically developed while crawling - is never firmly established. If enough time is not spent establishing this reflex while crawling, the child is then stuck in a gait. This is what causes the spasmodic twisting of the spinal column. If we can see a scoliotic patient prior to the onset of puberty, a full correction of the scoliosis can be expected. Unfortunately, once puberty has been established, the results are not as likely to be a full correction. Some correction will be made, but full recovery is not anticipated. That is why it is so important to see these patients before the age of 12 or 13. The treatment protocol is to first fix the gait fault. Scoliosis patients will present a variety of weak muscles when they are in the prone position (face down). The hip muscles will be weak on one side and the shoulder muscles will be weak on the opposite side. When the patient is in supine position (face up) we will see the opposite with the previous weak muscles in the hip and shoulder area to be strong. This is a clear indication of scoliosis. Once the gait fault is corrected, some cranial work will be preformed and if the patient as stated before is seen prior to puberty, we expect to see a full recovery. See our website for success stories and testimonials.