Scoliosis Exercise: Description of the different types of with pros and cons
Targeted scoliosis exercise can significantly impact the treatment and management of a scoliotic spine. Keep in mind that improper or non-specific exercise like yoga can rapidly worsen the scoliotic curve. So, care must be taken when deciding on the type and form of exercises for scoliosis. For best results, perform exercises that are prescribed by an expert. Please, avoid doing exercises you see online. Exercises shown online are general exercises or non-specific scoliosis exercise and as such can be harmful. Your first step towards obtaining a scoliosis exercises targeting your weaknesses is to have a thorough exam and assessment. Our clinical teams of Chiropractors and expert Physiotherapists have the skills and knowledge to treat scoliosis without surgery or bracing.
Benefits of our Targeted Exercise Programs
Scoliosis exercises have to be specific and tailored to the individual needs; based on the pattern of their curvature, the degree of curvature, and location of the curve. There are many types of scoliosis exercises, some are very efficient, but some can worsen the curvature or result in other complications. Scoliosis exercises have to be specific and tailored to the individual needs; based on the pattern of their curvature, the degree of curvature, and location of the curve. There are many types of scoliosis exercises, some are very efficient, but some can worsen the curvature or result in other complications.
Some of the physiotherapy centers recommend monkey bar exercises for scoliosis patients. Some centers perform this procedure by having the patient hanging on to the bars, while the therapist grabs the patient’s pelvis and apply a forceful downward pull. This crude method may induce some mobility. However, it is highly dangerous as the therapists cannot gauge the amount of force being applied to the pelvis. Additionally, flexed positions often place undue stresses on spinal discs and joint and are often counter-productive in the management of scoliosis.
Inversion Tables and Scoliosis: Be Careful!
Inversion tables are being used at some chiropractic or physiotherapy centers to treat scoliosis patients. It is performed by strapping patients on an inversion to have the patient stay in the inverted position for 2 minutes or more. It is believed that this can help to relax the muscles surrounding the spine and increase blood flow to nourish the muscles. However, placing someone on an inversion table for 2 minutes or more will bring more harm to the patient’s well-being such as causing other health complications, for instance, headaches, dizziness, migraine attacks or worse.
Focused Exercise for the Scoliotic Spine is Critical for Recvery
In our centers, we suggest scoliosis patients practice specific scoliosis exercise programs taught by our highly skilled and experienced physiotherapists. Our scoliosis exercise methods are specially designed isometric, isokinetic, isotonic exercises and corrective movements that help to stabilize scoliosis curvature. Our clinical teams avoid the general scoliosis exercises that are done bilaterally, as they have the potential of doing more good than harm. For instance, for someone who has a single thoracic scoliosis which causes rib hump on one side, the stretching exercise in one direction may help to improve the condition but doing that same stretch in the opposite direction can worsen and enhance the curvature.
Hence, to avoid all these from happening, intensive strengthening exercises should be given to target the muscles and ligaments on the side of the weakened soft tissues, and stretching exercises should be prescribed to the tightened muscles to help correct scoliosis imbalance. Therefore, gym-ball exercises are one of the most effective exercises as it induces a healthy way of muscle build-up if done the right way under careful supervision.
If you have noticed an abnormal curvature of your child’s spine, please do not hesitate to find out about our treatment methods for scoliosis patients. All of our prescribed exercises are custom made to each curvature. Visit a Doctor of Chiropractic in one of our centers to discover clinical research-based chiropractic specific for scoliosis. Best of all the care you get from us is enhanced with scoliosis specific physiotherapy, and scoliosis exercise focused on the weakness of your spine.