An estimated six to nine million people in the U.S. are affected by scoliosis, a curvature of the spine that can cause poor posture, pain, and reduced flexibility. If you have scoliosis, physical therapy is both highly effective and non-invasive—so it should come as no surprise that it’s typically the first step in treating the symptoms and progression of scoliosis.
Much can be done to slow the progression of spine curvature and reduce symptoms, especially when scoliosis is caught early. Physical therapy is one of the most effective ways to rehab your spine and reduce pain naturally. So, how can physical therapy help scoliosis? For vast the majority of patients, it can:
Once your physical therapist has examined your spine curvature and ascertained your symptoms, they will provide you with a series of stretches and exercises that are tailored to your unique needs. For scoliosis, physical therapy exercises can:
A licensed physical therapist is a medical professional who specializes in helping patients restore flexibility and reduce pain with targeted strength-building exercises, stretches, and manual therapy.
Ready to learn more about how you can rehab your spine and live with less pain from scoliosis? Physical therapy is only a few clicks away! Request a virtual visit or reach out to an IMPACT Physical Therapy facility near you in downtown Chicago, the southwest suburbs, or Champaign Urbana to start exploring your options today!