What is Scoliosis?
- Scoliosis is a three-dimensional spinal deformity characterized by a side-to-side curvature combined with rotation of the vertebra.
- It is the most common spinal disorder in children and adolescents affecting 2-5% of the population.
- Adult scoliosis can become debilitating and painful due to degenerative changes of an aging spine.
What can you do for scoliosis?
Scoliosis-specific exercise like the Schroth Method can make a difference.
Unlike generic exercise, Schroth features:
- a 3D exercise approach for a three-dimensional deformity
- a highly customized program based upon an individual’s curve pattern
- postural and breathing maneuvers aimed to realign, de-rotate and stabilize the spine.
- enhance bracing and may reduce the need for surgery.
- a non-operative treatment for older adults who can’t or don’t wish to have surgery.
Aija Paegle, PT, DPT, CFMT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Schroth Barcelona C2 Certified therapist. She has 17 years of PT experience, 6 of which have been specifically dedicated to helping patients with scoliosis manage their curvatures, reduce pain, and take control over a healthy, fit and active life.