July 10, 2023

How to Detect Scoliosis

How to Detect Scoliosis

Early detection of scoliosis is very important. Smaller curves are easier to manage than larger curves, so how do we catch curves when they are small? By learning the signs of scoliosis! ⁣​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​⁣​​​​​​​​

 

How to Perform the Adams Forward Bend Test

To perform this test, ask the person to put their feet together, put their hands together, and then lean forward. ⁣Notice the ribcage in the drawing on the left. It is symmetrical, meaning that it looks the same on the left side of the spine and on the right side of the spine. In the drawing on the right, notice how the right side of the ribcage is higher than the left side. Because of that asymmetry, or unevenness, we can suspect that scoliosis is present. ⁣⁣

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How to Detect Scoliosis

Early detection of scoliosis is very important. Smaller curves are easier to manage than larger curves, so how do we catch curves when they are small? By learning the signs of scoliosis! ⁣​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​⁣​​​​​​​​

 

How to Perform the Adams Forward Bend Test

To perform this test, ask the person to put their feet together, put their hands together, and then lean forward. ⁣Notice the ribcage in the drawing on the left. It is symmetrical, meaning that it looks the same on the left side of the spine and on the right side of the spine. In the drawing on the right, notice how the right side of the ribcage is higher than the left side. Because of that asymmetry, or unevenness, we can suspect that scoliosis is present. ⁣⁣

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