What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is an abnormality that occurs when the spine becomes rotated and curved sideways.

What are the types of scoliosis?

  • Infantile idiopathic scoliosis – this type of scoliosis develops from birth to 3 years old
  • Juvenile idiopathic scoliosis – this type of scoliosis develops from 4 to 9 years old
  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis – this type of scoliosis develops from 10 to 18 years old

What are the symptoms of Scoliosis?

  • Uneven shoulders, waist, and hips while standing
  • A prominence on one side of the back when bending forward
  • the person may lean to one side
  • the head may appear a bit off center
  • Rib cages are at different heights
  • Back pain

What are the treatments for Scoliosis?

Some treatment options for scoliosis include physiotherapy, bracing, and surgery.

Is Scoliosis curable with bracing?

A scoliosis brace is designed to slow or stop the progression of the spinal curvature caused by scoliosis. They can’t get rid of the curve or straighten out the spine.

Is Scoliosis curable with physiotherapy?

Scoliosis is a progressive condition so there is simply no cure for it but there are myriad treatments that can help reduce the curve, manage symptoms like reducing the pain, and improve the body’s ability to function.

How can physiotherapy help Scoliosis?

Physiotherapy helps by designing a treatment program in maintaining mobility, reducing pain, and providing strategies to help manage the condition.

so that a person with scoliosis can function normally.

  • Range-of-motion exercises
  • Education
  • Manual therapy
  • Strength training
  • Pain modalities
  • Functional training

If you think you might have scoliosis, contact us to book an appointment with one of our Physiotherapists today!