Scoliosis can have many forms. We have general categories for scoliosis and spine curvatures, but each is unique. Scoliosis Specific Exercise are designed to balance scoliosis curves. They address the unique curvatures of each person. Asymmetry is something all scoliosis curves have in common. Asymmetries occur in 3 dimensions: 1) Front to back, 2) Side… Continue Reading →
Scoliosis and the Importance of Early Intervention
If you are reading this, there’s a good chance you or your child has scoliosis. I’m going to guess you have a pretty good sense of what scoliosis is. The most frustrating part for you might be trying to figure out what to do about it. Your MD may have said, “Come back in 4-6… Continue Reading →
67 year old female with a 52 degree lumbar curve due to scoliosis….
The following is a recent testimonial from a patient who traveled from Wilmington to Advance Physical Therapy in Chapel Hill for treatment of scoliosis and kyphosis: I have a smaller thoracic curve and kyphosis as well. I have tried different physical therapists, acupuncture, massage and exercise but nothing worked for the pain I was experiencing… Continue Reading →
Adolescent and Adult Scoliosis Advanced Treatment Certification
Susan Henning, Jean Masse, and Lisa Mangino have completed their advanced training in managing older adults with scoliosis. These therapists have already completed intensive training and certification (C1) in managing Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) using Schroth based Methods, from the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS). The high level (C2) Schroth based certification program qualifies… Continue Reading →
Scoliosis in Adolescents Needs PT Treatment – Don’t Wait!
Last night I spoke with yet another concerned parent about their teenaged child. Like so many others, this child was diagnosed some years ago, as a preteen, with mild scoliosis. This mother sought out the best medical help she could find and was told by a doctor, “Just wait and see what happens – there… Continue Reading →
Screening Children for Scoliosis
What do we look for? Does the child have natural curves at the back of the neck, middle and lower back? The start of scoliosis is often marked by a flattening or increase in spinal curvatures, before a more obvious sideways curve develops. When the child bends forward is there: a flattening between the shoulder… Continue Reading →
Scoliosis and Schroth-based Method of exercises
These are the experiences from one of our families seeing us for the treatment of their teenage child’s scoliosis: “C (13 yr old female) had a scoliosis upper curve of 51 degrees and lower one of 45 degrees in Jan 2013. Two top Ortho surgeons in Raleigh both recommended surgery ASAP. We felt that surgery… Continue Reading →
Initial Thoughts following certification in the Schroth Method of Scoliosis Rehab
Jean and I have just returned from an intensive course on the physical therapy, 3-dimensional treatment of scoliosis in adolescents. This course, designed by the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School, evolved from the Schroth method developed by Katarina Schroth, beginning in the 1930’s Germany. Techniques have been further refined by Christa Lehnert-Schroth, P.T., the… Continue Reading →