Dr. J Hartley is a certified ScoliBalance provider. ScoliBalance® is a physiotheraputic scoliosis specific exercise (PSSE) program. It is used to treat scoliosis and hyperkyphosis in children, adolescents and adults. It brings together concepts of Schroth, SEAS (Scientific Exercise Assisting Scoliosis), CBP (Chiropractic Biophysics ), Denneroll and Scoliroll.
It combines the best practices and principles in physical therapy, chiropractic and exercise rehabilitation. It provides patients with a personal scoliosis specific exercise program based on their specific curve type and postural characteristics.
The patient learns an Active Self Correction/ScoliCorrection specific to their curve type. The Active Self Correction/ScoliCorrection is a series of movements of the spine that harness spinal coupling to achieve a straightening of the spine. Once the specific Active Self Correction/ScoliCorrection is mastered, then specifically selected exercises (ScoliExercises) are introduced. The purpose of the exercises is to challenge the ability of the patient to hold the Active Self Correction/ScoliCorrection thereby improving their ability to achieve ScoliCorrection in various positions.
In most cases, a ScoliRoll or Denneroll is prescribed to aid in improving flexibility of the curve and passive curve correction. There is also a series of in-brace exercises that are performed while the ScoliBrace is creating an over corrective or super correction position.
Patients ❤️ Results
I am a 62 year young woman and have a moderately severe S-curve -scoliosis. However, unlike some older individuals, I have been very active in weightlifting thoughout my life and continue to compete in powerlifting. I have been seeing Dr. Hartley since 2017 and obtained a Scolibrace at that time as well as exercises to assist with my curvature. Over the last four years, my weight has fluctuated approximately 22 pounds. Dr. Hartley has been able to willingly adjust my original Scolibrace several times and has been extremely helpful in my discussion of workouts and ways to protect my back while still engaging in the activities that I love. I would highly recommend Dr. Hartley to anyone regardless of activity level.
– Wonder M., Google review
I have had scoliosis for over 50 years and it has got worse as I have gotten older. Other treatments really didn’t do much and I was shrinking (5′ 8″ to 5’2″) Based on x-rays, Dr. Hartley developed a plan that specifically addressed my issues. I have grow 1 1/2 inches!! and had improvements in my scoliosis curve. The staff is always supportive and responsive to requests. A group of caring people.
– Vergie H., Google review
My teenage daughter and I both have scoliosis challenges. She is an elite level swimmer and scoliosis has tremendously affected her strokes and her breathing, so much that it was misdiagnosed as asthma. For me, my scoliosis exhibited in back and hip pain in middle age and became all consuming pain that inhibited sleep, movement etc. Due to our work with Dr. Hartley and his team, we are both pain free and this treatment has been life changing. My daughter’s swimming has improved dramatically and she is off all asthma meds with no breathing problems. I am no longer in pain and am now sleeping well and confident that I have found my own path to permanent healing. We are so thankful to have found Dr. Hartley and to be blessed with the option of his services. We highly recommend Dr. Hartley to anyone with scoliosis and pain due to this difficult challenge. There are now answers and solutions to get out of pain without surgery. Thank you Dr. Hartley and team for the life changing results!!
– Ambia P., Google review