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.
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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.
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!
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Meet our Expert 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
Rosemary is a physiotherapist with twenty years of experience in physiotherapy, fitness consulting and training. After years of practicing physiotherapy, her passion grew for the physical treatment of Scoliosis. So, she travelled to New York to become certified in the BSPTS Schroth Method of Scoliosis treatment under the Barcelona School of Physical Therapy. She followed this up by attaining the BSPTS C2 Advanced certification in New York. She has travelled overseas multiple times for conferences and further learning including Dubrovnik, San Francisco, Milan and Barcelona. Rosemary is also certified in the Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS).
She has completed the online World Masters in Principles and Practice of Scoliosis Conservative Management, through ISICO (Istituto Scientifico Italiano Colonna Vertebrale), which is based in Milan Italy.
She is dedicated to combining this knowledge and training, with her repertoire of physiotherapy skills and experience, to provide the best possible treatment for her patients. Click here for more information about Schroth and SEAS Scoliosis treatments.
Rosemary has the ability to communicate well with sporty children who are experiencing injury due to their scoliosis, particularly the elite level athletes. Her strengths include being able to assess the situation to determine a successful return to sport or activity as quickly as possible without jeopardizing the child’s health and fitness. This principle also applies to the adults she treats with return to sport, work or lifestyle activities at the forefront of her mind.