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Articles By Grant Wood

  1. (2022) Negrini S., Aulisa AG., Cerny P., de Mauroy JC., McAviney J., Mills A., Donzelli S., Grivas TB., Hresko MT., Kotwicki T., Labelle H., Marcotte L., Matthews M., O’Brien J., Parent EC., Price N., Manuel R., Strikleather L., Vitale MG., Wong MS., Wood G., Wynne J., Zaina F., Bruno MB., Würsching SB., Caglar Y., Cahill P., Dema E., Knott P., Lebel A., Lein G., Newton PO., Smith BG. The Classification of Scoliosis Braces Developed by SOSORT with SRS, ISPO, and POSNA and Approved by ESPRM. Eur Spine J. 2022 Feb 21. doi: 10.1007/s00586-022-07131-z. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35190896.
  2. (2020) Roye BD., Simhon ME., Matsumoto H., Bakarania P., Berdishevsky H., Dolan LA., Grimes K., Grivas TB., Hresko MT., Karol LA., Lonner BS., Mendelow M., Negrini S., Newton PO., Parent EC., Rigo M., Strikeleather L., Tunney J., Weinstein SL., Wood G., Vitale MG. Establishing Consensus on the Best Practice Guidelines for the Use of Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. 2020 Aug;8(4):597-604. doi: 10.1007/s43390-020-00060-1. Epub 2020 Feb 5. PMID: 32026441
  3. (2019) Wood G., Relative Efficacy of Symmetrical, Semi-symmetrical and Asymmetrical Scoliosis Braces for Cobb Angle and 3D Correction of Idiopathic Scoliosis. Presented at Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) Conference 2019
  4. (2019) Wood G., Schreiber S., Cheneau Bracing is Effective in Older Patients with Larger Curves – Results of Retrospective Chart Analysis. Presented at Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) Conference 2019
  5. (2019) Wood G. The Academy Today Winter 2019:  Bracing for Early Onset Scoliosis. The Academy Today Winter 2019; 15 (1): 9-11
  6. (2018) Wood G., Schreiber S., The Effect of Rigo-Cheneau Type Bracing According to Wood-Cheneau-Rigo Concept on Cobb Angle Change in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis – A Retrospective Chart Analysis. Presented at Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) Conference 2018
  7. (2017) Wood G., Rigo M.,  Innovations in Spinal Deformities and Postural Disorders: The Principles and Biomechanics of the Rigo Chêneau Type Brace (Chapter 8). Intech (ISBN 978-953-51-3542-5, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3541-8)
  8. (2017) Wood G.  Academy Society Spotlight: Advancements in Adult Scoliosis Bracing Using a Custom-Made Adult WCR Brace for Pain Reduction and Pelvic and Trunk Alignments. O&P Edge; 16(3): 60-62
  9. (2016) Grivas T.B., De Mauroy J.C., Wood G.I., Rigo M., Hresko T., Kotwicki T., Negrini S.,  Brace Classification Study Group (BCSG): part one – definitions and atlas. Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders; 11(43)
  10. (2016) Wood G. Sagittal Plane Normalization Using CAD/CAM for Patients with Idiopathic Scoliosis. Academy Today; 12(2).
  11. (2015) Wood G. Five-Year Case Study of an Infant With Scoliosis Using Schroth Therapy and Chêneau-Type Bracing. O&P Edge; 14(7): 56-66.
  12. (2014) Wood G. Bracing Efficacy in the Patient with Idiopathic Scoliosis: Improvements in Technique and Care Coordination. The O&P Edge; 10(3).
  13. (2014) Wood G. Reversing Scoliosis and Brace Treatment of a Proximal Structural Curve. The O&P Edge; 13(3): 58-64.
  14. (2014) Wood G. Brace Modifications That Can Result In Improved Curve Correction In Idiopathic ScoliosisScoliosis; 9(1): 2. (Use this link if first one is unavailable)
  15. (2013) Wood G. To Brace or Not to Brace: The Three-Dimensional Nature and Growth Considerations for Adolescent Idiopathic ScoliosisAcademy Today; 9(3).
  16. (2011) Wood G. Quality Control of Idiopathic Scoliosis Treatment In 147 Patients While Using the RSC BraceJPO; 23(2): 1-26.
  17. (2003) Wood G. Comparison of Surface Topography and X-Ray Values During Idiopathic Scoliosis Treatment Using the Chêneau Brace. MS Thesis; University of Salford, Salford, UK

Other Articles and Books

(2022) Mangino, Mike; Strikleather, Luke; Wood, Grant; Wynne, Jim.  Part 4 : Understanding the World of Bracing. In : Mulvaney, Theresa E. & Stoltz, Robin (Editors). Straight Talk Scoliosis – The Journey Continues.

(2013) Mulvaney T., Wood G. Three-Dimensional Bracing: A conversation with orthotist Grant Wood. In: Straight Talk with the Curvy Girls. Straight Talk Scoliosis, Incorporated; 168-174.

Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
The following new articles have just been published in Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
Schroth physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: how many patients require treatment to prevent one deterioration? – results from a randomized controlled trial – “SOSORT 2017 Award Winner”
Sanja Schreiber, Eric C Parent, Doug L Hill, Douglas M Hedden, Marc J Moreau and Sarah C Southon
Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017, 12:26 | Published on: 14 November 2017
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Miriam K. Minsk, Kristen D. Venuti, Gail L. Daumit and Paul D. Sponseller., Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017. Effectiveness of the Rigo Chêneau versus Boston-style Orthoses for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Retrospective StudyScoliosis and Spinal Disorders; 2017: 12:7

Manuel Rigo and Mina Jelačić, Scoliosis Journal at Biomedcentral.com, Brace Technology Thematic Series: the 3d Rigo Cheneau-Type BraceScoliosis and Spinal Disorders; 2017: 12:10

SRS statement on Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercises: Scoliosis Research Society, M. Timothy Hresko, MD: Chair, SRS Non-operative committee. May 19, 2014

Weinstein S., Dolan L., Wright J., Dobbs M. Effects of Bracing in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis. NEJM. 2013; 369(16): 1512-1521.

New Study Lends Conclusive Support to a Scoliosis Treatment (Catherine Saint Louis, New York Times, 2013)

2011 SOSORT guidelines: Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation treatment of idiopathic scoliosis during growth (Multiple Authors, Scoliosis Journal, 2012)

Rigo M. Vertebral deformity corrected by bracing: retrospective selected case series of 10 scoliosis patients treated with a RSC Brace Scoliosis. 2009; 4(1): 45.

P12 The effectiveness of a Scoliosis Specific Home Exercise Program and bracing to reduce an idiopathic scoliosis curve with more than 90 % success in less than a year of exercises. Case report (Hagit Berdishevsky, SOSORT, 2015)

Outcome of intensive outpatient rehabilitation and bracing in an adult patient with Scheuermann’s disease evaluated by radiologic imaging—a case report (Hagit Berdishevsky, 2016)

12th International Conference on Conservative Management of Spinal Deformities – SOSORT 2015 Annual Meeting (Hagit Berdishevsky, 2016)