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Heather R. Hyatt MontoyaFounder & Coordinator of ISOP
The Times Leader: The scoliosis-SIDS connection - - East Liverpool Review Online
But Heather Hyatt said European doctors contend keeping infants on their backs too much is associated with infantile scoliosis.
What's a mother to do?
According to the SIDS Alliance
, a citizen group, "A review
of the current scientific literature reinforces the recommendation that all babies be placed on their back to sleep on a firm, flat surface with no pillows, comforters or other soft objects around them that may block the flow of fresh air to the baby or cause accidental suffocation." Hyatt, an activist and founder of the Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Program of Denver, Colo., said a European study found 97 percent of babies with infantile scoliosis had plagiocephaly - a flat place on the backs of their heads.
"Ten years ago Europeans stopped doing that (placing babies on their backs to sleep), and the incidence of infantile scoliosis has decreased 80 percent," she
said.Because of the SIDS connection, said Hyatt
, "Americans have scared mothers into keeping their babies on their backs." She
predicts a rise in the number of infantile scoliosis cases in the U.S. because mothers are keeping their babies on their backs too much.
Bexon's Story - Girl to Mom
Thank God we didn't follow his advice, even though we had excellent health insurance and the Best in the West doctors and instead we GOOGLED and found ISOP, a non-profit charity begun by Heather Hyatt Montoya, a Mama Tiger who was looking for a cure to save her own precious baby, beautiful Olivia…
Within 24 hours of finding out the truth about my son's condition via the Internet, my husband Nick and I were on the phone with Heather Montoya
, getting vital advice, and within days we were accepted to Shriners
, with Bexon's first appointment set for March 30th.
This is where the Yahoo medical support group called C.A.S.T.
(Casts as an Alternative for Scoliosis Treatment) came into our lives, which was also started by Heather
, the ISOP's
Also please get on the Yahoo medical group CAST and contact my friend Heather Montoya
who runs it and tell her
your urgent situation.
Email me at email@example.com with any questions.
Heather Montoya will talk to you on the phone and she is the founder of ISOP, her contact info is on the website.
She can tell you the best casting doctor near you and what to do next.
Have you already done an MRI?
I would really talk to Heather
has so much knowledge.
If you have any trouble reaching her
, let me know and I will call or send her
I wish I could give that peace to you, but you can get a lot of support from the online group Heather
started, it saved me.
My friend Heather Hyatt Montoya is the founder of ISOP (non-profit) and she has the most knowledge of anyone out there regarding what doctors in other countries may be doing this treatment.
Are you on Facebook?
I'm under Heidi Ferrer (the blonde one) or feel free to contact Heather
I've decided to contact Heather
, I hope she
won't mind, to see if she
knows of anyone in Britain or France who Faye could see for some more advice.
I'm also trying to get hold of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
near London UK, don't know if they follow the Mehta Method though.
I'm not saying he
doesn't know his
job, I wouldn't dream of it, it's just we came out of there with virtually zero info.
Please do contact Heather
and let me know if you have any problems reaching her
Find the groups on Facebook
and also the CAST group on Yahoo
that are run by Heather
There are 2 great resources where you can start: ISOP here: http://www.infantilescoliosis.org/ and this Facebook group of parents: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290661207707504/ My friend Heather Montoya runs both groups, just ask to join the FB group and she will add you.
will also know of doctors and/or resources in Mexico.
Board of Advisors | Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Program
Heather R. Hyatt Montoya
Founder & Coordinator of ISOP
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