Exercise and Physical Therapy Education
Welcome to the Exercise Education page at Scolios-us! This page is dedicated to providing simple tips on things to consider when choosing your exercise regime when you have scoliosis. It is not intended in place of medical advice. However it may help direct you to useful sites, or to ask useful questions in regards to what is a good direction to head when choosing exercise, and what might need your reconsideration.
You must seek advice from your own medical team when making decisions in regards to your scoliosis management. However we know that lots of people spend time on Google! Sifting through all that information can be daunting!
Goals for this Page
The aims of this page are to provide:
1. Evidence based information on exercise therapies currently available
2. Information on sport and scoliosis
3. Information on fitness activities such as Personal training, Yoga, Pilates and other physical activities.
Check Out Our Latest Posts
Let Them Play Sports! Addressing the Topic of Sports and Scoliosis
The discovery of scoliosis or other spine structural changes often leads to a myriad of follow-up questions. Among them, discussion around the role of sports participation. Bottom line – let them continue to play sports! Let's dive in a bit deeper in this blog post.
What Do We Know About What Causes AIS?
All in all, researchers are learning more and more every day about what contributes to the development and progression of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. In this blog post, we’ll look at what things are correlated to scoliosis and what you should do with that information.
What Is PSSE and How Can It Help?
You may have come across the term, Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis-Specific Exercise (PSSE). Perhaps, you’ve seen some really promising before and after pics. PSSE is one of a few non-surgical intervention options to address spine structural variations, including scoliosis. In this blog post, we’ll break down PSSE so you have a better understanding of it as a treatment option.
How to Do a Posture Self-Check
A healthy posture is a great goal to aim for! You can have scoliosis and still make great improvements to your posture in many cases. Checking your back for scoliosis or scoliosis changes is best done by your treating doctor or physiotherapist trained in this area. However there are definitely a few things you, or even your family members, could look out for, to promote a healthy posture.
No Schroth Therapist in Your Area? What Now?
Schroth Physiotherapists can be found all around the world. However, there is definitely more need in some areas. It might be frustrating if you find yourself with Scoliosis and in need of a Schroth physiotherapist and you can’t find one. There may be some other options! Click to read and find out more!
An Intro to Exercise for Scoliosis
What exercise is appropriate and safe for scoliosis? What is considered treatment and what is not? There are so many questions that need answers when considering what exercise to choose when you have scoliosis. In this section of the website we will be aiming to give you lots of information. To start with however, I thought I would introduce you to the world of PSSE – Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercises.
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Meet our Expert Writer: Kelly Grimes
About the Writer - Kelly Grimes
Kelly Grimes is a physiotherapist living and working in the city of New York in the US. She has been in practice for 14 years, six of them happily immersed in helping individuals with scoliosis and other spinal structural variations live powerful lives. Kelly is trained at the C2 level of the BSPTS Concept by Rigo method (a Schroth-based method) and Level 2 of the SEAS approach. She is also a Co-Chair of the Communications Committee of the Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT).
Thank You to Our 2019-2020 Writer: Rosemary Marchese
About the Writer - Rosemary Marchese
- Practice Director, Physiotherapist, Certified BSPTS Schroth Scoliosis Physiotherapist C1 & C2 (New York)
- Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS)
- Spinal-Pelvis Sagittal Plane Analysis and Treatment Considerations for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis and Adult Spinal Deformity
- World Masters in Principles and Practice of Scoliosis Conservative Management (ISICO, Milan Italy)
- SOSORT Member
- Australian Physiotherapy Association Member
- Nutrition Coach