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…

Wolff’s Law & Exercise

“Bone is a dynamic organ, tightly regulated by a multitude of homeostatic controls, including genetic and environmental factors.”1 Wolff’s law = Morphogenesis “Wolff’s law theorizes that repetitive loading of bone will cause adaptive responses enabling the bone to better cope with these loads.”1 “Smaller loads are unlikely to lead to adaptation of morphology. The highest…

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…