Adolescents

Research shows (see resource page) scoliosis specific exercises can improve visual symmetry of a scoliotic spine both posture and even the measurements seen on x-ray (Cobb angle, see degrees noted in above x-ray).

 

During the growth phase, the goal is to assess each patient's risk of progression and intervene to slow or halt that progression.

Adults

Adult spines are fully mature and the body has chosen patterns in muscle activation to get your body through life, these are not always the most efficient patterns.

 

The adult spine requires neuromuscular re-education to balance the muscular system surrounding the spine and pelvis (maybe even your feet and neck). 

 

Some adults with scoliosis struggle with pain or respiratory limitations at varying degrees of severity, these can and should be addressed so they do not continue to worsen during the aging process. Having an "old" spine is not an excuse for it to be a painful one.

 

For an adult spine it is vital to optimize balance and efficiency reducing excessive forces on vulnerable regions of the spine. At Scoliosis Studio, we promote stability, neuromuscular Re-education, improved biomechanics, improved proprioception all to reduce continued  degeneration into the scoliosis. 

Outcomes

  • Visual changes in the spine through non-invasive strategies

  • Reduced forces on apex of the scoliosis

  • Reduced torsion at the apex

  • Improve mobility in all 3 plans of motion equally through all joints in the body. (Scoliosis has a directional bias toward a certain and specific direction. Improving joint mobility in all planes and directions reduces bias of the body toward the scoliotic curve.) 

  •  Improved neuromuscular (strength) symmetry/balance for improved symmetry of static and dynamic posture

  • Efficient pain free body.

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Schroth Method for Scoliosis

  • 3-dimensional dysfunction of the spine

  • Relative Anterior Spinal Overgrowth (RASO for short) a vertebral body malformation 

  • Inappropriate forces through the spine 

  • Progression into the scoliotic curve during growth when the spine is not fully mature

  • Cause is yet unknown, many factors including genetics

What can be done

  • Change the forces on the spine

  • Improved trunk strength symmetry

  • Improve proprioception (awareness of where your body is in space)

  • Change habits