Physical Therapy for Scoliosis

Scoliosis is known as the curvature of the spine, which can be very common among people and most commonly occurs during a growth spurt or just before puberty. Madison Physical Therapy in Sheepshead Bay, New York and Bay Ridge says that scoliosis affects the normal shape of the spine and overall alters a person's alignment and posture. Scoliosis occurs in 2% to 3% of the population, more commonly in women than men. In Sheepshead Bay no two cases of scoliosis have ever been the same, varying from the symptoms to the shape and curvature of the spine. Each case must be treated differently whether that be an invasive or non invasive form of treatment.

There are a variety of treatment options for patients suffering from scoliosis ranging from surgery and braces to physical therapy. In Sheepshead Bay, Madison Physical Therapy has helped many patients who try the holistic method of physical therapy. In patients suffering from scoliosis the brain incorrectly perceives the weight of gravity on the body and fails to send a message to the brain to to straighten the spine. We approach scoliosis patients with a variety of different treatments in order to correct this, overall straighten the spine, and improve posture and pain.

Seeing a physical therapist in can help with many of the symptoms of scoliosis. Many of the physical therapy treatments include:

  • Range-of-motion exercises
  • Strength training
  • Manual therapy
  • Modalities
  • Functional training
  • Education on scoliosis

In Sheepshead Bay and Bay Ridge every patient suffering from scoliosis needs an individualized and unique plan created just for them. It is important for us at Madison Physical Therapy that each of our patients are getting specific care to help them as quickly and well as possible. If you are suffering from scoliosis and have any questions or concerns regarding physical therapy as treatment please schedule an appointment at by giving us a call or on our site.