Scoliosis is a abnormal curve of the spine that can occur for various reasons. In the case of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, the medical community still doesn’t understand why the spine of a typically developing child changes from growing straight to an “S” curve. The most common initial treatment is “wait and see.” If the curve advances, bracing is often recommended in order to prevent the curves from worsening during growth. Surgery is a last resort option, but is often recommended when curves reach a certain point.
In the past, exercise based programs were not effective, but research has emerged that supports exercise based intervention as an option to alter the course of scoliosis.
At Kid PT we prefer to be proactive from than “wait and see.”. If we address the spine’s imbalances before it worsens, we can more easily improve the spine’s alignment.
To learn more, give us a call at 908-543-4390. We are happy to provide a 30 minute discovery session to demonstrate how you can take action and improve scoliosis before it requires bracing or surgery.