Idiopathic curves of less than 25 Degree and non-progressive congenital curves are evaluated by clinical examination every 4 to 6 months.
Conservative therapy includes:
- physical exercises
- Breathing exercises combined with the thoracic active mobilizations
- electrical stimulation
- Custom made insoles/ Orthotics.
Scoliosis can be managed with or without brace depending on the cobb’s angle and other assessments. Research shows that tailored exercise program along with brace serves beneficial in scoliosis management. Exercises can positively improve breathing function, muscle strength and postural balance, hence reducing disabilities of patients with scoliosis.
Exercises include spinal stabilization, balance activities, core-strengthening, postural correction, including lateral shifts, flexibility exercises and respiratory activities. Our physical therapist try to follow the scientific exercises approach to scoliosis (SEAS) protocol. In this approach, the patient activity corrects his own posture with the goal of maximal curve correction and follows a specific exercise program, designed to increase spinal stability, improve balance reaction, and retain the normal curve.
The Schroth method, introduced the 1930’s also utilizes a personalized exercise protocol made in for each patient individually to achieve maximum postural correction. The Schroth method, strives to decrease curve progression, reduce pain increase vital capacity an improved posture and appearance.
- Restoring alignment of the posture and muscle symmetry
- Ergonomic corrections
- Muscular endurance/ strength
- Neuro motor control of the spine
- Increase of ROM
- Reducing the deformity and preventing its progression
- Improvement of lung functioning capacity,
- Pain relief
- Stabilize the treatment progress achieved hence, limiting the need for corrective bracing or surgery.
Our registered Orthopedic and sports physiotherapist at Curezone physiotherapy, Mississauga heartland location will help you achieve your goals and have a painfree and healthy experience.