14 year old achieves complete out-of-brace spinal correction in less than a year!
Marshea Holmes remembers being shocked at the curve in her daughter, Anna Shea’s back. This, on top of the pain 14-year-old Anna was experiencing prompted Marshea to travel from Augusta to Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville, SC where they worked with Michael Mendelow, MD. He referred the pair to Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics in Asheville for a Wood Cheneau Rigo (WCR) brace.
Anna was nervous surgery would be inevitable, and she knew people who had undergone surgery and were no longer able to walk, but Amira Mouad, CPO was able to fit the teen with the three-dimensional scoliosis brace unlike any brace out there; it delivers 3-D correction.
An X-ray from January of 2019 shows a curvature of 31 degrees (Amira, what is considered a severe curve? Is there a specific degree?). By June, the curvature was 20 degrees. And now? It’s zero!
This is an incredible outcome, and along with this state-of-the-art brace, the results were achieved because of how compliant Anna and her mom were. She wore her brace as prescribed, and participated in her Schroth Physical Therapy which was also prescribed by Dr. Mendelow. The collaborative team effort began in January, 2019 with Anna receiving her brace in March. By October of the same year, the patient had astonishing out-of-brace correction.