Scoliosis Physiotherapy treatment is provided for adult, adolescent and post-surgical scoliosis. 

 

Scoliosis Adolescents

Our treatment approach: In adolescents our primary goal of treatment is prevention of curve progression.  We work together with you and your medical scoliosis team to optimize results.  Our approach uses a combination of core conditioning exercises and Schroth/Scoliologic approaches to curve management https://schrothbestpractice.com/north-america/

 

Bracing – We provide exercises to assist in preventing the need for bracing, as well as providing exercises to improve the results of bracing.  Bracing is known to be more effective when combined with exercise. https://www.srs.org/about-srs/quality-and-safety/position-statements/srs-statement-on-physiotherapy-scoliosis-specific-exercises

 

Pain control and prevention– Although pain is less frequent in adolescents we provide direct treatment if pain is a key concern. Treatment may include a combination of manual therapy, modalities and/or exercises.  Our approach is to teach you how to relieve and prevent pain.

 

Surgical rehabilitation – We provide exercises to assist in preventing the need for surgery as well as working with you to prepare and recover from surgery.

 

Who will benefit from our scoliosis approach? Anyone over the age of 10 with a diagnosis of scoliosis, with or without bracing.  Anyone who has had scoliosis surgery and lacks function, strength or is having ongoing pain.  

 

Service provided by: Maureen Dwight RPT, Clinical Musculoskeletal Specialist, Advanced Practitioner ISAEC, Certified Scoliologic practitioner

More information: https://orthophysio.com/?s=scoliosis

 

Scoliosis Adults

Our treatment approach: The primary reason for treatment in adults with scoliosis is to relieve pain. Postural correction and/or prevention of curve progression can also be addressed.    Our approach uses a combination of manual therapy, modalities, core conditioning exercises and Schroth/Scoliologic approaches to curve management.

 

Pain – Just because you have scoliosis, does not mean that you have to have back pain.  Our assessment helps to determine the source of the pain. Treatment may include a combination of manual therapy, modalities and/or exercises to help relieve and prevent pain reoccurring in the future.

 

Prevention of Curve Progression – In adults most curves will not progress unless the curve is over 35-50 degrees.  Scoliologic/Schroth exercises can be used in adults to help with curve management.

 

SurgeryWe provide exercises to assist in preventing the need for surgery as well as working with you to prepare and recover from surgery.

 

Who will benefit? Adults with a diagnosis of scoliosis who would like to develop a scoliosis specific exercise programAnyone who has had scoliosis surgery or is having back or neck pain.  

 

Service provided by: Maureen Dwight RPT, Clinical Musculoskeletal Specialist, Advanced Practitioner ISAEC, Certified Scoliologic practitioner https://schrothbestpractice.com/north-america/

More information: https://orthophysio.com/?s=scoliosis

 

Scoliosis – Massage Therapy

Pain – The primary reason for massage therapy in scoliosis is to relieve pain.  Massage can be an integral part to relieving long term and chronic pain.  Our massage therapists are highly experienced in scoliosis and post-scoliosis surgery massage. 

 

Who will benefit? Anyone over the age of 10 with a diagnosis of scoliosis and is having pain.  We recommend that you begin your treatment by having an assessment with one of our physiotherapists to help determine the source of the pain. However, if your primary goal is pain relief an appointment with our Registered Massage Therapist may help you to get immediate relief.   

Service provided by: Juliette Woodruff RMT

More information: https://orthophysio.com/?s=scoliosis