Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Research Fund
Thank you Taos, to the families who, over the last 20+ years, brought me their children with spinal curvatures, scoliosis, and trusted me to learn to help them. And thanks to the local doctors who referred me these patients.
In fact, I learned more than I could ever have imagined, including how to make rib humps go away in almost all of my patients, and how to significantly decrease curvatures in some children, and decrease the rate of progression of curvatures in others. These changes are unheard of and fly in the face of what medicine thinks they know about scoliosis.*
We now have an approved study at UNM for me to treat 28 kids with scoliosis and compare their progress with 28 kids who will receive standard care. We are applying for a grant to support the study, but that grant won’t cover the costs for me to travel to Albuquerque and spend 4 to 6 days there per month, for 6 to 9 months during a year starting December 1, 2020.
Please pitch in to support this effort. I want to establish the value of what I have learned, and teach the necessary skills to others. If we are successful, this effort will save some children from having to wear spinal braces, and will save some children from having spinal surgery to insert rods into their spines.
Please help as you are able.**
Here is the Link:
*Whyte Ferguson, L.: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: The Tethered Spine III: Is fascial spiral the key? Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, Volume 21, No.4, pp 948-971, October 2017.
**The UNM Foundation does not take any cut of the funds raised on their website to support our research project: Myofascial and Articular Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. All donations are tax deductible.