Treating Scoliosis With Physical Therapy

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​Scoliosis is defined as an irregular curvature of the spine. Scoliosis normally develops around the ages of puberty, especially around the ages of 10 to 14. Scoliosis causes the neck to slowly lose its curve, causing the head to awkwardly protrude forward caused by brain miscommunication from your motor-sensory input. If you suffer from scoliosis and you’re looking for physical therapy in Oceanside, The Physical Therapy Experience is here to help.
Signs of scoliosis:

  • Uneven shoulders
  • Uneven shoulder blades
  • Unproportional hip heights
  • Ribs sticking out unevenly
  • Head posture

At The Physical Therapy Experience, treating scoliosis is something that we’re very experienced with. Through different treatment methods, we can correct your scoliosis and get your health curvature of the spine back.

Our Physical therapy practice in Oceanside uses different approaches that can help fix the brain communication problem: Breathing exercises can help with fixing your bodies mechanics and functions, mirror-image exercises balance out the uneven distribution of the curves, posture exercises can also help prevent the onset of scoliosis as well as treating it once you are diagnosed, and involuntary exercises work to automatically retrain the brain and muscles in order to fix posture. A specific involuntary exercise would be placing weight on your head or torso and training your body to adjust to different points in order to control your balance. This balance exercise trains your brain to fix your posture, which will eventually help realign your spine.

These exercises work to stop or slow scoliosis progression, reduce the existing curve, and eliminate any need for a brace or operation. At The Physical Therapy Experience, our physical therapy program in Oceanside helps each patient correct poor posture habits aiding in the treatment of scoliosis.  If you or anyone you know has a child who suffers from scoliosis, please feel free to contact physical therapy in Oceanside today to learn more about how we can help.  


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