What Can Families Do for an Idiopathic Scoliosis Patient?

When a person develops a health condition, it affects not only them, but their family as well.  It is hard to see a loved one suffer from a disease, physical abnormality, or illness, especially when that loved one is a child. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis is a...

Why Is Scoliosis Screening Important?

There are a number of causes for scoliosis including bad posture, injury, neuromuscular and congenital conditions. However, among the common causes of scoliosis is idiopathic scoliosis; or the condition by which the cause is unknown. Idiopathic scoliosis usually...

Physical Therapy Exercises for Post-Surgery Recovery

  Many people believe that undergoing surgery can immediately cure their spinal condition and eliminate back pain. However, that notion is not entirely true because a greater number of patients still experience pain following surgery. As a result, longer recovery...

Strong Core for a Healthy Spine

One of the biggest buzz words in the physical therapy community over the past decade is “core.” There are some who feel it is overused, but I disagree. Having a strong and balanced core goes a long way in preventing low back pain and pelvic dysfunction, among other...

Three Truths About Scoliosis Surgery

Many people with scoliosis consider surgery because of its supposed cosmetic and medical benefits to the body. Since the curvature of the spine is often viewed as a physical abnormality, they opt for surgery because it is the only way they can instantly correct their...