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Dr. Chris Gubbels is the most sought after and highly trained scoliosis doctor in Fort Collins for non-surgical scoliosis treatments. In 2011 Dr. Gubbels began his advanced training spine biomechanics and in 2014 he expanded his training in the area of conservative treatment and non-surgical management of scoliosis and spine deformities.
In 2015 Dr. Gubbels and Square ONE became the first Scolibrace provider in Colorado and is currently the only clinic in Fort Collins that specializes in custom 3-D scoliosis bracing using the ScoliBrace system. Square ONE is an advanced spine correction center specializing in non-surgical treatment of spine related conditions with a specialization in spine deformities such as scoliosis and kyperkyphosis.
Dr. Gubbels regularly consults with and trains with the leading authorities internationally on the conservative treatment of scoliosis. In 2017 Dr. Gubbels was invited to present at the International Society of Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) in Lyon France. He presented a case on treating adult kyphoscoliosis with custom 3-D bracing methods. SOSORT is the leading international society for conservative or non-surgical treatment of scoliosis and spine deformities. SOSORT was initially formed in 2004 to bring together the worlds experts in the conservative treatment of scoliosis to make advances research and treatment methods. Dr. Gubbels has since presented additional cases at subsequent SOSORT annual conferences.
In 2017 Dr. Gubbels completed a master’s course on the principles and practices of scoliosis conservative treatment, delivered by faculty whose members are among today’s leading experts in the field worldwide. In addition to the master’s course, Dr. Gubbels has participated in several advanced scoliosis bracing seminars and participates in regular advanced trainings in the conservative treatment of scoliosis and spine deformities.
General chiropractic care, physical therapy, yoga, massage, etc have not been found effective in slowing the progression of scoliosis or improving curves, however they may provide other health benefits and provide symptomatic relief. Scoliosis specific rehabilitation programs and exercises include Schroth and SEAS (Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis). Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) methods are also used. CBP has more published research than all other structural rehabilitation methods for various spinal alignment issues. Dr. Gubbels is advanced certified in CBP and also certified in SEAS. Square ONE offers scoliosis treatment options including scoliosis specific exercises, Chiropractic BioPhysics and custom bracing; frequently using a combination of rehabilitation and bracing.
In 2017 Dr Gubbels began teaching other doctors on the conservative treatment of scoliosis. Frequently presenting on training with the Colorado Chiropractic Association and Scolibrace. Dr. Gubbels regularly working with other healthcare professionals including chiropractors, physical therapists, medical doctors and surgeons providing bracing and scoliosis specific exercises while co-managing the patient with referring providers.
In 2019 Dr. Gubbels was officially voted in as a member of SOSORT and all his treatment methods and recommendations follow treatment guidelines established by SOSORT, the international society on the conservative treatment of scoliosis. When seeking any conservative treatment for scoliosis or other spine deformities, always check to see if their treatment methods follow SOSORT Guidelines and if they have specialized training in the conservative treatment of scoliosis.