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Scoliosis Treatments

Non-Invasive Scoliosis Treatment

Adolescent Idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is named so because the cause of the scoliosis is unknown. Adolescent children (predominantly girls) begin life with straight spines and over a few months develop scoliotic spine with no changes in lifestyle, diet, and overall health. Early stage idiopathic scoliosis patients’ vertebrae, muscles, ligaments, and discs all appear normal and … Read more

Orthopedic Conflict of Interest

Is There a Conflict of Interest? Do orthopedists fail to suggest early-intervention or alternative scoliosis treatments because of a conflict of interest? Why do orthopedists discourage alternative scoliosis treatments even if patients show improvement from them? The medical approach to scoliosis treatment is to watch and wait, brace and then operate. During the “wait and … Read more

Can Orthotics Help Treat Scoliosis?

Can Custom Foot Orthotics or “Scoliosis Insoles” Reverse Scoliosis? “Orthotics”, “foot orthoses”, “orthotic devices” or “biomechanical orthotic devices” are prescribed, custom-made devices that alter the motion and change the pressure on the weight-bearing surface of your foot. They allow for normal motion but limit abnormal motion. They can be prescribed to help correct problems such … Read more

Isometric Scoliosis Exercises & Stretches

**WARNING** These videos are intended to be a supplemental resource for patients who have already been assessed and received assigned exercises to perform at Strauss Scoliosis Correction. Each patient is prescribed an individualized program of exercises depending on a patient’s specific scoliosis curve type and size, degree of spinal flexibility, patient balance and coordination, and … Read more

Best Exercises for Scoliosis Patients

Scoliosis exercise can be a very effective part of a more comprehensive treatment plan for scoliosis. It’s the type of scoliosis exercise that is key! Exercise for scoliosis can be divided into two groups. Isometric and Isotonic. Isometric scoliosis exercise is a way to exercise the muscles while in a stationary position. Isometric exercise is … Read more

Yoga Poses For Scoliosis: Moves To Avoid

After taking all the necessary precautions for yoga and scoliosis into consideration and getting approval and recommendations from the practitioner treating you, if you have scoliosis and would like to establish a scoliosis yoga program, here are some poses to AVOID or take greater care when performing. Back-Bending Bending a scoliotic spine backwards will reduce … Read more