There are two CLEAR treatment plans available to patients, Standard Care and Intensive Care.
For patients located within driving distance of a CLEAR Scoliosis Center, the Standard Care Treatment Plan involves regular visits to the clinic, usually around three times a week for four weeks, then twice a week for six weeks, and eventually once a week for 12 weeks. Ongoing monitoring and follow-up care is provided according to individual need.
The Intensive Care Treatment Plan is typically provided to patients who must travel a great distance to a CLEAR Scoliosis Center. Treatment is provided twice daily over a span of one or two weeks.
Both plans have a home rehabilitation program that must be done daily as well.
For more information about the treatment plan that would be best for you, please contact a CLEAR Certified Doctor. The CLEAR Doctor will review your case and x-rays to make the appropriate recommendation.
In some cases, your CLEAR Certified Doctor may recommend the purchase of a Scoliosis Traction Chair for daily use at home. More information about the Scoliosis Traction Chair can be found here.
CLEAR treatment begins with a complete physical examination and a series of x-rays. The information from the physical examination and x-rays is used to create an individualized treatment plan for every patient.
Treatment sessions last approximately two hours, and consist of three phases, informally termed, “Mix, Fix, and Set.”
The first phase is designed to prepare the body for treatment. It includes warm-up exercises, massage, and other therapies designed to relax the muscles and the spine.
The second phase involves specialized chiropractic adjustments that do not involve the chiropractor using his hands to rotate or “twist” the patient’s head. Rather, advanced mechanical adjusting instruments are used to provide gentle, precise correction. Adjustments are also performed on the back, hips, and other areas.
The third phase consists of specialized exercises that influence posture, balance, and coordination. They activate specific muscle groups along the spine, as well as specific areas of the brain, to change how the brain and the body work together to achieve a balanced, more natural position.
A typical treatment session involves a variety of exercises, therapies and adjustments meant to improve the patient’s comfort level and rehabilitate the spine. Since treatment plans are customized to each patient, no two patients will experience an identical treatment session. Learn more about what to expect during treatment.
The protocols and therapies used as part of CLEAR Scoliosis Treatment require advanced and specialized training. The CLEAR Certification process exists to ensure that every patient who receives CLEAR scoliosis treatment experiences consistently excellent care and the best possible results.
The certification process is standardized and universal for each doctor. It includes nearly 200 hours of classroom learning and in-clinic training, detailed written exams, in-person practical testing, peer-reviewed case studies, and an ongoing annual renewal process to ensure doctors stay up-to-date with the latest in scoliosis innovation and research.
CLEAR does not recommend traditional chiropractic care for the treatment of moderate or severe scoliosis. Only CLEAR Certified chiropractors have been independently evaluated and certified by the CLEAR Scoliosis Institute Non-Profit Organization, and adhere to our high standards of patient care and professional ethics.
If you, or a chiropractor you know, might be interested in becoming CLEAR Certified, please contact us for more information!