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5 Scoliosis Facts

In Children, physical therapy, scoliosis, Uncategorized by Compleo Physical Therapy2 Comments

Scoliosis is a 3-dimensional curve in the spine that is usually idiopathic (unknown cause). The components are: a curve of the spine laterally into an s or c shape, rotation of the spine and rib cage (often the cause of the “rib hump”), and changes in the kyphosis (rounding of the upper back) and lordosis (arching in the lower back). …

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How the Schroth Method Helps Kids with Scoliosis

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Most schools perform a screen for scoliosis and kyphosis in 5th/8th or 6th/9th grade, but what about the 3 years in between? The best chances at improving your scoliosis are with bracing and the Schroth method before growth maturation. To ensure early detection you should keep an eye on your child on the years between screens. Here are some signs …

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Improving Scoliosis Pain, Curve, Posture & Respiratory Function

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Scoliosis is a tricky diagnosis. Patients are often told there is nothing that can be done and to “wait and see”. If the cobb angle reaches a certain severity the child goes into a brace and if the curve continues to progress the child (or adult) goes into surgery. These are all passive treatments that often leave an individual feeling …