Scoliosis Rehabilitation & Exercise in Fort Collins, Colorado
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But scoliosis-specific exercises and physiotherapy can actually empower you to contribute in very direct and meaningful ways to your treatment outcomes and success.
At Square One, we recognize the important benefits and advantages these specialized programs can provide for patients of all ages and with varying degrees of spinal curvatures. Our specialists can help you explore and integrate the right approach to support and enhance your specific treatment and rehabilitation goals.
Advanced Treatment Care for Scoliosis
Scoliosis-specific rehabilitation programs can be used in different ways to help advance certain health benefits and/or complement ongoing treatment therapies. Some patients, for example, are able to achieve results such as improved posture and pain management just by using these programs alone. (Typically, these are patients with small, adolescent or nonprogressive idiopathic scoliosis curves of less than 20 percent.)
These programs are also highly effective for patients with more advanced and/or progressive idiopathic curves when used in conjunction with other treatments, such as hard bracing. In fact, research shows that these programs directly improve the results of bracing by helping patients accomplish the following:
- strengthening the muscles that support the spine
- improving spine flexibility during brace treatment
- maintaining the correction achieved by bracing
Three targeted approaches. One trusted provider.
Led by Dr. Chris Gubbels, our team of specialists have advanced training and certification in today’s most proven and advanced scoliosis-specific rehabilitation and exercise programs, including Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP). Based on your specific diagnosis, treatment plan and rehabilitation goals, our rehabilitation experts will work with you to determine and incorporate the best approach for your needs and desired outcomes.
Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP): This combined chiropractic and rehabilitation approach uses biomechanically based techniques to support spinal realignment and correction. At the core of this approach is a technique called mirror image correction, which involves overcorrecting the spine in the opposite direction of the scoliosis curve. A three-part protocol comprising Exercise, Adjustment and Traction (EAT) is used to accomplish this. Specifically, patients combine targeted exercises with precise chiropractic adjustments and traction using specialized stretching equipment to overcorrect the posture and spine.
Schroth Method: This approach uses a combination of breathing techniques and targeted exercises that are customized to help each patient return the spine to a more natural position. The exercises are designed to help patients de-rotate, elongate and stabilize the spine in a three-dimensional plane. Although Schroth exercise are tailored to each patient’s specific needs, they all integrate the following core components:
Muscular symmetry: Restoring muscular symmetry and alignment of posture
Rotational angular breathing: Rotating the spine with breathing to help reshape the rib cage and surrounding soft tissue
Posture awareness: Maintaining awareness of posture and the position of the spine
Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS): This technique begins with a thorough assessment of each patient’s muscular balance and strength, flexibility and neurological control. These findings provide the basis for a series of exercises that patients are taught to do in combination with a customized technique called Active Self Correction, which is specific to their exact spinal curve. Used for over 20 years, SEAS is currently the most evidence-based rehabilitation approach to treating scoliosis.
Earlier scoliosis detection results in better long-term patient outcomes.