FED Method - noinvasive treatment of scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis.
Because of complicated and difficult problem of scoliosis treatment, indicating i.e. by lack of unified protocol when treating this diseases, the FED method, as its author describes himself: "three-dimensional spine stabilization with simultaneous extension and derotation" is an innovative approach to scoliosis therapy, gaining more and more supporters in Poland, Europe and around the world. Professor Santos Sastre Fernandez is the author of the method. FED method, originating from Spanish Fijación, Elongación, Desrotación; Fixation, Elongation, Derotation.
The method was created as a result of many years of scientific and research works and it is currently based on a large number of cataloged and confirmed clinical cases.
It is a complex proposition of lateral spinal deviation three-plane therapy (as well as for (hyper) kyphosis and lordosis), with prediction and determination of complete therapeutic management.
The treatment method suggested by Professor Sastre is based on the use of instrumental kinesitherapy, applied using specially developed and patented FED device which allows corrective forces to work at the deviation level through stabilization, stretching and derotation of the spine.
The method is based on the theory of growth, development, mutual effect and properties of cartilages: epiphyseal (physis) and neurocentral, present in the vertebral bodies, confirmed by numerous scientific studies and experiments. The method is more effective depending on earlier correct diagnosis of the patient and earlier beginning of therapy. Generally positive treatment effects should be expected in people with incomplete bone development. This method is well-tolerated by patients, even 6-year old children were subject to complete therapy.
Integral parts of the FED method include:
The FED method program is conducted as a part of therapeutic camps, during which the patient undergoes complete cycle of treatments, with the therapy in FED unit/device used once, and in some specific cases even twice per day. You should take part in such a camp as often as possible, at least once every six months or in some cases even once every quarter of year. During the period between camps, we continue the therapy at home, based on taught analytical kinesitherapy FED protocols and available kinesitherapy or supporting methods. If possible, it is advised to use outpatient procedures with FED device as often as possible.
FED therapy program may also be conducted as a part of outpatient procedures, where the most important elements of the therapy are regularity and frequency. We use as many treatments as possible.
It is worth noting the fact that the FED method is open to other methods of treatment. Even when it comes to its assumptions, the method introduces physical stimuli, swimming and orthopedic support to therapy. It allows - as a supplement - the use of other methods such as Kinesiology Taping (KT) oraz PNF.
Case description: Results achieved in a 12-year old patient over 18 months. The program included two sessions per week using the FED device and daily exercises according to FED analytical kinesitherapy.
12 year old girl PIS. FED treatment 2 sessions per week and physiotherapy at home. Evolution:
X-ray 06/2003 T11-L4 26º Cobb Risser 0 Raimondi L2 10º
X-ray 01/2004 T11-L4 19º Cobb Risser 1,5 Raimondi 8º
X-ray 11/2004 T11-L4 15º Cobb Risser 2,5 Raimondi 3º
(From the left: ) Prof. Santos Sastre , Mgr Berenika Żuk, Mgr Marek Wiecheć, Prof. Zbigniew Śliwiński during International Spinal Surgery Conference in Zakopane, in 2010.