Physical therapy and scoliosis

Our anatomical or upright position can be maintained because our spine is straight. However, when we bend our spine downwards, it bends in the opposite direction. This is known as scoliosis, which can lead to many postures and health problems. Our spine is S- or C-shaped in scoliosis.


It’s a condition that occurs in the early years of life, most often when a child is 7 years old. The most common causes of Scoliosis are

  • Cerebral palsy is a group disease in which a person cannot talk, move, learn, or hear.
  • Muscular dystrophy is a group disease that affects all muscles, from the head to the foot. As a result, the muscles in the body weaken over time.
  • Childhood spinal injuries
  • Spina bifida is another birth defect.
  • Spinal disorders
  • Wear and tear on cartilage


This is not only a disease that affects our poster, but it also has many effects on the body, such as

  • The shoulders are not to each other
  • Do not lift your lower back.
  • One hip is higher than the other
  • Leg weakness and numbness
  • It is impossible to keep an upright position
  • The Waist is not the same as the hips
  • Courtesy height
  • Trouble walking, shortness of breath


There are two types of scoliosis

One is congenital, in which the spine has been affected by birth

Neurological conditions can affect the muscles of your spine.

What can physical therapy do?

Scoliosis can be treated with no medication. Physical therapy and surgical treatment of the spine are the only options. A soft brace is the most common treatment for scoliosis. It is worn around the patient’s back for between 13 and 16 hours. Physical therapy includes stretching and yoga, strengthening the back muscles, and restoring the spine to its normal position. Physical therapists use Schroth exercises to improve posture and pain and teach patients how to maintain their spine in normal activities. These exercises target specific back and leg muscles and help maintain an upright posture. Scoliosis can only be treated with extensive physical therapy or surgery. However, in most cases, physical therapy can be done well and patients are cured for life.

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