While most cases of Scoliosis are mild, severe cases can lead to breathing issues, inability to walk and chronic pain.
Scoliosis is the three-dimensional abnormality that causes the spine to become rotated and curved causing the spine to appear in an ‘S’ shaped structure. This imbalance in the spine places added pressure on the surrounding muscles and can affect an individual’s mobility, posture, and function.
Scoliosis often develops in adolescents during their growth and can become very painful and distressing. According to Child and Adolescent Health Services Australia, 1 in 15 girls develop symptoms of Scoliosis and approximately 3% of the population are affected by the condition.
Scoliosis has a range of symptoms depending on its severity. These symptoms can include;
- Uneven hips
- Uneven shoulders
- Prominent shoulder blade on one side
- Muscle weakness and flexibility in the spine
- Difficulty maintaining balance
- Muscle aches or spasms
- Back pain
Although Scoliosis is not a curable condition, it can be effectively managed with the right treatment. Physiotherapy is an effective treatment that can bring instant relief and improve the day-to-day lives of those with Scoliosis.
Here at Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, our experienced physiotherapists can create a custom treatment that aims to manage symptoms and bring instant relief from Scoliosis. Through our hands-on treatment, we’re able to reduce pain by releasing pressure off the muscles and joints surrounding the spine.
During this process, we’re able to strengthen the muscles, increase mobility as well as flexibility in the spine. Hydrotherapy is also an effective method that can be a part of our treatment program, as the water allows the muscles to relax, while also relieving pain and discomfort for those with Scoliosis.
If you or a family member have Scoliosis and are experiencing pain – talk to our team today. You can have the confidence knowing our qualified and highly skilled physiotherapists will create a personalised treatment to bring you instant relief from your symptoms.