Scoliosis Treatment Exercises

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To treat scoliosis pain with exercise, you can do stretches without special equipment. Learn stretches to relieve scoliosis with help from a physical therapist in this free video on physical therapy treatments.

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We're going to talk a little bit today about Scoliosis, and Scoliosis is a problem, where there's a curve in the back. So, if you in fact, have a curvature of your spine, you maybe experiencing some pain in the spine area. And we're going to show you some stretches that you can do, in order to alleviate some of the pain that you might be experiencing. For this particular exercise, you won't need any specific type of equipment. Because we're going to show you a stretch that you can do without any other material than your own body. The first thing that you need to do with this exercise, is if you have a curve that is with your spine. So that you are more tight on one side of your body. You'll know that by one shoulder blade being lower than the other side. What we're going to do is, an exercise where you're going to stretch out the tightened side of that curve. So, you're going to reach your arm up, over head and then to the opposite of your body, to stretch out that curve. Okay, now, each time you do one of these stretches, you want to hold for 10 to 20 seconds. And then, you can repeat that ten times in order to get a good, consistent stretch. Another way to do more a advanced type of exercise for this curve of your spine, is to get on all fours first. Reach one arm forward, this is on the side where you have the tightened muscles. Stretch the arm across your body, like so, hold for ten seconds and then, return back. Straighten your back leg out, o.k., now lift off, of the table, that's it. And then, reach across to the opposite side, to open up the curve of the spine. And again, hold for ten seconds, and back down. I'm Tricia Trinque from Seabreeze Physical Therapy. And should you decide to do this exercise for Scoliosis, please make sure you contact your physician to determine that you have this problem. And make sure that any time you're doing these exercises, that it's in a pain free range of motion. And consult your physician or physical therapist, should you have any, experience any additional pain.

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