Living with Scoliosis (a laterally bent spine) is often known to create anything from mild to significant pain and limitation.
The two types of scoliosis are functional (resulting from muscular or limb imbalance) and structural scoliosis (often genetically linked or originating from birth defects).
Myotherapy (muscle) – therapy, works wonders for functional scoliosis especially, given that it originates from muscle imbalances, being the area Myotherapy specialises in.
Common symptoms of scoliosis can include:
- Uneven shoulders
- One prominent shoulder blade
- An uneven waist
- One hip higher than the other
If the condition progresses, the spine may rotate and cause pressure of the nerves which will ultimately lead to weakness, numbness and or pain in the lower extremities giving rise to difficulty in walking.
Functional scoliosis can most often be treated and managed naturally by modalities such as Myotherapy by working with the body’s innate healing capacity to restore physical balance and alignment.
Myotherapists often work with scoliosis sufferers in finding the underlying cause of imbalances contributing to the development of the condition. Conducting thorough physical assessments of the spine and it’s supporting muscles to form a posture analysis and corrective care plan, Myotherapists work to restore the natural shape of the spine.
With a treatment program designed to realign the spine by treating muscular imbalances, long term management and recovery is aimed at preventing further development and worsening of the condition.