Scoliosis

 

Scoliosis is defined as a medical condition in which a persons spine is curved from side to side.

Types of Scoliosis

  • Congenital (vertebrae deformation)

  • Early onset (birth to puberty, 10 years old) Idiopathic

  • Adolescent Idiopathic (above 10 years old)

  • De Novo / Adult Degenerative (>age 50)due  to wear and tear 

  • Neuromuscular (eg. spina bifida, cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy)

  • Syndromic (connective tissue disorder eg. neurofibromatosis

Some Signs of Scoliosis

  • One shoulder higher than the other and further forward

  • Rib hump do to rotation

  • One hip higher than the other and more forward

  • Clothing hangs asymmetrically

Facts about Exercise and Lifestyle

  • Curves can be reduced by up to 32% 

  • Pain can be reduced (Schroth 1992, Green et. al 2009)

  • Lung capacity and chest expansion can improve (Schroth 1992, Otman 2005)

  • Untreated scoliosis progresses up to2.9 times more in those in corrective exercise programs (Weiss et al 2003)

  • 24-28% fewer spinal fusions with those in exercise programs (Rigo 2003)

Personal Training sessions available

Coming in September small classes