Scoliosis at Town Physical Therapy

At Town Physical Therapy, we understand the challenges posed by scoliosis, a condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine. Scoliosis can affect individuals of all ages, from children to adults, and can cause discomfort, reduced mobility, and other complications. At Town PT, our experienced therapists are dedicated to providing comprehensive scoliosis treatment to help our patients manage their condition effectively.

Definition

Scoliosis is a spinal deformity characterized by a sideways curvature of the spine, often in a “C” or “S” shape. This curvature can lead to asymmetry in the shoulders, hips, and ribcage, causing issues with posture, balance, and overall spinal health. Scoliosis can be congenital (present at birth) or develop during growth spurts in adolescence (idiopathic scoliosis) or adulthood due to degenerative changes in the spine.

Symptoms

At Town PT, symptoms of scoliosis may vary depending on the severity and progression of the curvature. Common symptoms include:

  • Uneven shoulders or waist
  • Prominent shoulder blade or ribcage
  • Tilted or rotated spine
  • Muscle imbalances and asymmetry
  • Back pain or discomfort, especially after prolonged sitting or standing
  • Fatigue or difficulty breathing, in severe cases where the curvature affects lung function

Early detection and intervention are crucial in managing scoliosis and preventing further complications.

Diagnosis

Diagnosing scoliosis involves a thorough evaluation by a healthcare professional. At Town PT, our skilled therapists conduct comprehensive assessments, which may include:

  • Physical examination to assess spinal curvature, range of motion, and muscle strength
  • X-rays or other imaging studies to measure the degree of spinal curvature and monitor changes over time
  • Assessment of posture, gait, and functional abilities to understand the impact of scoliosis on daily activities

A precise diagnosis helps us tailor a personalized treatment plan for each patient’s specific needs.

Offering the most comprehensive “Scoliosis” treatment

At Town Physical Therapy, we offer the most comprehensive scoliosis treatment options to address our patients’ unique needs. Our treatment approach may include:

  • Therapeutic exercises and stretches to improve spinal flexibility, strengthen muscles, and correct posture
  • Manual therapy techniques to reduce pain, improve mobility, and address muscle imbalances
  • Bracing or orthotic devices, if necessary, to support the spine and prevent further curvature progression
  • Education and lifestyle modifications to promote spine health, posture awareness, and overall well-being

For appointments and more information, visit town-pt.com

Town Physical Therapy Locations:

Maywood, NJ | Emerson, NJ | Bergenfield, NJ | Clifton, NJ | Paramus, NJ

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We have a team of highly trained and experienced professionals.

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