Scoliosis Exercises in Fort Collins, CO
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Our scoliosis exercises are more than just physical routines; they are a means for patients to take an active role in their treatment. These specialized programs are tailored to individuals of all ages and conditions, whether they have small, nonprogressive curves or more advanced spinal deformities. The exercises are designed to achieve several key objectives:
- Improve Alignment: We teach the patient how to self-correct their scoliosis or how to put their spine in a corrected position reducing the size of the scoliosis.
- Strengthen Spinal Muscles: Once the patient can put their spine in a corrected position we add specific exercises to strengthen and stabilize the spine in the corrected position.
- Retraining the Body: We incorporate specific exercises and activities of daily living that teach the body to hold the spinal correction even when the patient is not doing the exercises.
Combining Techniques for Optimal Outcomes
ScoliBalance blends techniques from Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP), the Schroth Method, the Scientific Exercises Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS), and bracing to reduce pain, improve posture, and restore balance to the spine. The program is customized to meet each patient’s individual needs so they can achieve optimal results over time.
- Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP): This technique uses a mirror image correction protocol, combining targeted exercises with precise chiropractic adjustments and traction to overcorrect the posture and spine.
- Schroth Method: Tailored breathing techniques and exercises are customized for each patient to de-rotate, elongate, and stabilize the spine in a three-dimensional plane, focusing on muscular symmetry, rotational angular breathing, and posture awareness.
- Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS): Starting with a thorough assessment, SEAS exercises are combined with Active Self Correction to address the patient’s specific spinal curvature.
Who is a Candidate for Scoliosis Exercises?
Scoliosis-specific exercises can first be used in children between the ages of 8-10 depending on the individual’s level of development. Scoliosis-specific exercises are almost always recommended for teenagers and adults with scoliosis.
Benefits of Scoliosis Exercises Across Different Ages
The benefits of scoliosis exercises are tailored to the developmental stage of the patient:
- In juveniles and adolescents scoliosis exercises work to prevent curve progression, improve cosmetic appearance, and in many cases reduce the size of the curve.
- In adults, the primary goal of scoliosis exercises is to reduce pain, prevent curve progression, improve posture, and possibly reduce the size of the curve.
At Square One Health, we are committed to providing age-specific, compassionate care for scoliosis patients at every stage of life. Our specialized treatments for Infantile, Juvenile, Adolescent, and Adult Scoliosis are designed to address the unique challenges presented by each condition. We invite you to reach out to our team of experts to learn more about our personalized treatment plans and how we can support you or your loved one’s journey with scoliosis. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the next step towards a healthier spine.
At what age can scoliosis exercises begin?
Scoliosis exercises can typically begin around the ages of 8-10 y/o depending on the individual patient’s development.
How does the scoliosis rehab program differ between juveniles and adolescents?
The goals of the treatments are the same, however, adolescents can typically do more advanced exercises in the clinic and at home.
Can scoliosis rehab exercises improve posture in children with scoliosis?
Yes, scoliosis rehab exercises are specifically designed to improve spinal alignment and posture. Through consistent practice, these exercises can help strengthen the muscles around the spine, leading to a more balanced posture.
What are the key components of the Schroth Method used in your scoliosis rehab program?
The Schroth Method is a cornerstone of our scoliosis rehab program and includes exercises that focus on de-rotating, elongating, and stabilizing the spine. Key components include muscular symmetry, rotational angular breathing, and posture awareness, all tailored to each patient’s specific curvature.
Are the scoliosis rehab exercises evidence-based?
Absolutely. Our scoliosis rehab exercises, including those from the Schroth Method and the Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS), are evidence-based and have been shown to be effective in numerous studies. Our specialists are trained in these methods and continuously update their practices based on the latest research.
How are treatment outcomes measured for patients undergoing scoliosis rehab?
Treatment outcomes are measured using a combination of clinical assessments, imaging studies, and patient-reported feedback. We monitor changes in spinal curvature, mobility, pain levels, and overall function to gauge the effectiveness of our rehab program.
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