Scoliosis is a condition which results in an abnormal curvature of the body’s spine. The curvature is commonly referred to as an “S” or “C” curvature depending on how the spine is affected, and frequently involves a rotational component as well. While scoliosis can be caused by congenital defects at birth or as a secondary result of muscular and neurological diseases, it is most often idiopathic in nature. This means that the cause of the curvature is unknown. The standard of care within the U.S. is often based on the degree of curvature (Cobb angle) as well as the growth phase of the patient, and can include observation of the curvature, bracing, corrective surgery, and scoliosis specific exercises. While the cause of the scoliotic curve may be unknown, there are numerous conservative treatment techniques that can be utilized to slow the curve progression, stop it, or even reverse it.
Our licensed orthopedic physical therapists specialize in all areas of the body using modern techniques proven to provide successful outcomes. Whether you are overcoming a sports injury, recovering after surgery, or are looking to resolve that nagging pain, we’ll get you back to your active lifestyle.
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