Gymastics? Boston Brace v. Milwaukee Brace?
My 11 yr old daughter was recently diagnosed with S curve adolescent scoliosis. She has a top and bottom curve of about 28 percent. She was just fitted for a boston brace. I have a couple of questions. Her top curve is higher than the boston brace. Although, the brace will be made slightly higher, it still not in the area of the top curve. I was told that there is a chance if the bottom curve was stabilized the top curve may stabilize. I was not prescribed a Milwaukee brace (which I know would be a very difficult thing to have my daughter wear) from the doctor, but the orthodist thought it was the only brace that would directly stablize the curve. Therefore, my first question is whether it is possible that the top curve will stabilize even though not in the boston brace direct treatment area. Second, my daughter does gymnastics, I was told that it is good for her. However, I read online studies that show certain high impact gymnastics routines or back bends, etc. can make it progress faster. She does that for a couple of hours a week and then does cheerleading. I wanted to see, in your view, if gymnastics is safe for her curve. Anyone have insight? Thanks so much!