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…