John Pope MD


Scoliosis: Should My Child Have Surgery?

Guides through decision to have your child have surgery for scoliosis. Discusses curves of the spine and when surgery is normally the best choice for treatment. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.

Osgood-schlatter disease: stretches

Quadriceps stretch If you are not steady on your feet, hold on to a chair, counter, or wall. Bend the knee of the leg you want to stretch, and reach behind you to grab the front of your foot or ankle with the hand on the same side. For example, if you are stretching your right leg, use your right hand. Keeping your…

Scoliosis In Adults

Scoliosis is a problem with the curve in your spine . Many people have some curve in their spine. But a few people have spines that make a large curve from side to side in the shape of the letter “S” or the letter “C.” If this curve is severe, it can cause pain and make breathing difficult. What causes scoliosis? In…

Osgood-schlatter disease: stretches

Quadriceps stretch If you are not steady on your feet, hold on to a chair, counter, or wall. Bend the knee of the leg you want to stretch, and reach behind you to grab the front of your foot or ankle with the hand on the same side. For example, if you are stretching your right leg, use your right hand. Keeping your…

Osgood-Schlatter Disease: Strengthening Exercises

Straight-leg raises to the front Lie on your back with your good knee bent so that your foot rests flat on the floor. Your affected leg should be straight. Make sure that your low back has a normal curve. You should be able to slip your hand in between the floor and the small of your back, with your palm touching the…