As a parent, we are always hoping for the best for our children. We want our kids to have everything, to grow up strong, and to feel empowered to do anything they set their minds to.
Unfortunately, this does not always become a reality as easily as we hope it will. My son was born with scoliosis, and growing up became a challenge for him. It was not an emotional problem; he got along well with kids at school, enjoyed playing sports, and was an all around wonderful kid. However, the scoliosis gave him such pain. It was not a challenge for him to want to achieve, and he never let the pain hold him back, but as he hit his first growth spurt, it became clear that if he was to continue on this path of success, he needed some help.
I really had no idea where to turn. The injections that some offer as a treatment option seemed like a poor decision, but I didn’t want to leave him to fend for himself against the pain. I started to do some searching and discovered the perfect treatment for him- myofascial release. What is this treatment, you might ask? It works on the fascia- the soft connective tissue between the muscles and bones that help the body function at full capacity. Denver Myofascial Release is right around the corner from our house, so it was a great option for us to use for treatment. Plus, they have a lot of experience in pediatric work. The treatment is not just for folks recovering from an injury or surgery; it can help children as they develop as well!
At first my son was reluctant to go. It felt like just another doctor’s visit, and he had been to enough of those in his lifetime. We were pleasantly surprised when we walked in to find that the feel of the place is anything but sterile and cold, as many offices are. The therapists there work to make the facility feel comfortable, and that is exactly how we felt when we arrived. After my son’s first experience with myofascial release he felt a million times better. We have continued with regular appointments to keep his body functioning at capacity, and it has been the best we could have hoped for!
Now my son continues to be active in school and sports. He runs and jumps and plays just like any kid. He is not held back by his scoliosis, and he can achieve anything he wants. By taking him to Denver Myofascial Release, I know that I have helped to give him what he needs to be successful. Now it is up to him! He will work to be the best at the sports he plays. He will work to get top grades. He will work to be kind and caring towards his classmates. This is all a future I can see for him because I took him to get treatment for the thing that hurt him. Thanks Denver Myofascial Release!