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Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy for Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a disease where the spine develops a sideways curvature, leading to excessive back pain and a decreased range of motion. While it is usually an inherited disease, that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps against it.

Physical therapy for scoliosis is one of the best ways to reduce pain and prevent deterioration of the spine. Here’s a few stretches and exercises you can try.

Strength Training

The highlight of physical therapy for scoliosis is strength training. By keeping your back and core strong, you can straighten alignment of the spine and give it more support. This might include sit-ups, side bends, plank holds, and upward and downward dog poses from yoga.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a type of physical therapy for scoliosis where your physical therapist will manually move around your extremities. This might include massage and stretching, and it helps loosen stiff joints and increase movement.

Range-of-Motion Exercises

Because scoliosis decreases range of motion, one aspect physical therapy for scoliosis is exercises to combat this. This might include stretches like support upper thoracic extension, a doorway stretch to release shoulder tension, and pelvic tilt to loosen hips.

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Kristy Snyder Writer and Editor - *The opinions expressed herein are solely the opinions of the author. Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Should you need medical advice, see your physician.

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