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Scoliosis of the Spine

Scoliosis of the spine is not natural curve. The conditions s diagnosed when the spine has curved sideways.

Common symptoms of Scoliosis are: 

  • One shoulder blade higher than the other
  • One shoulder blade sticks out more than the other
  • Uneven hips
  • A rotating Spine
  • Back pain
  • Problems breathing

The spine gives us our shape and supports the body. The spine stores nutrients for the body to use at a later time, such as calcium. It also supports us to move the body.

All of the above (with exception of the breathing difficulties) will alter the position of the spine and hips. The biomechanics of the body as a whole, are affected. From the way you breath, to the way you walk, the shape of the spine is integral to our movement pattern. The longer the position remains before it is addressed, the more difficult it is to rectify the position. 

Identifying Scoliosis

Postural analysis is essential in identifying these issues as they happen. You may not feel any discomfort initially, from an alteration in biomechanics. The alteration may have come form an injury or accident, which as cased you to change your movement pattern. But as the injury has healed, the movement pattern remains the same. Now, the compensatory moment pattern is causing discomfort.

Exercise and Scoliosis

Exercising with scoliosis is recommended. There are many benefits associated with exercising. If the condition is diagnosed early enough, it may be avoided, or significantly halted. Exercising with the condition may not rectify the condition, but may alleviate the pain or discomfort associated with the condition. It is essential to exercise with as good a posture as possible to eliminate as much imbalance in the spinal muscles as possible.

Exercise Therapy

Exercise Therapy can also be a good tool to enable realignment of then spine. This must be done on a 1-2-1 basis. Contact us today not find out how we can help.

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