Exercise To Reduce Progression Of Scoliosis

Knowledge of Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is controversial and incomplete; however, there is enough information out there for patients and parents to make an informed decision about management options. The list below offers noninvasive and surgical options: 1,2 Observation Specific education Awareness of postural defects Ergonomics Exercise Encourages active spinal movements over passive movements Postural…

Can You See Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)?

“Skoliosis” = Ancient Greek term meaning “a bending” “Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is three-dimensional deformity of the spine.”1 The cause of AIS is unknown. AIS occurs in persons that have not reached skeletal maturity. Skeletal maturity is the age of the bone when they finish growth as a young adult. AIS is a rare spinal deformity…

Posture For Optimal Breathing

Try this: Sit or stand with your head hanging down, eyes looking to the floor, back slumping, with shoulders rounding forward Take a deep breath in What do you notice? Your muscles in your thorax (torso) become compressed and breathing volume is restricted. Furthermore, the forward head posture restricts airflow through your neck. The esophagus…

Relaxation/Postural Exercises Reduce Neck Pain & Headaches In The Workplace

Muscle tenderness over the surface of the skull (pericranium) is widely reported to be prevalent not only in sufferers of tension-type headache and cervicogenic headache but also in migraine sufferers.1 Neck pain has a lifetime prevalence of 45-71% and increases for those with headaches.2,3 Neck pain leads to high rate of work disability and lower…

The Posture That Forms Resilience To Stress

Posture is more important than just appearance No individual will look happy or powerful when they walk around with a hunched back, head down and with shoulders closing in. The ideal posture is a state of musculoskeletal balance and provides prevention of spinal dysfunction, joint degeneration, and pain. Furthermore, the muscular state when standing or…