The Power Of Pilates For Scoliosis
Scoliosis isn’t caused by any one thing, and in fact, we don’t even know why it develops in some people over others. So don’t think that if you would’ve carried a lighter backpack or slept in a certain position that you could’ve prevented it cause that’s just not true. Don’t beat yourself up. Having a spine that’s curved sideways isn’t necessarily ideal and depending on the severity can cause intense pain. Excruciating, even. But to the 6-9 million people in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with scoliosis, there’s a silver lining-Pilates is an effective Scoliosis treatment method.
While it’s not the hottest fitness trend it once was, Pilates packs some powerful benefits through its physical and mental conditioning, especially for people with scoliosis.
How Does Pilates Work As A Scoliosis Treatment?
Unfortunately, the curvature of the spine cannot be reversed. Through specific treatments and exercises, however, pain can be reduced and even eliminated while also improving the condition.
As non-surgical treatment experts, we believe in naturally strengthening the muscles around the spine as well as releasing any tightness in order to achieve the best results. The key is consistency. A regular Pilates program can do wonders for people who have been suffering from scoliosis, and our recommendations have served to help a number of people get their life back.
What Are Some At Home Scoliosis Exercises That Can Help?
A few therapeutic exercises and stretches to help strengthen the affected areas can be seen below, and they all work toward improving posture and relieving pain.
The Cat & Camel
Side Knee Stretch
Swimming Level Stretch
Our team here at Denver South Chiropractic & Rehab uses exercise therapy as our main tool and we’ve treated people with scoliosis and various conditions successfully for over 14 years. So we must be doing something right.
When you come to see us in our office, we have a specific method that we use to help relieve pain and stop the progression of scoliosis. It’s called the Schroth Method and it is a specific type of adjustment that naturally improves a person’s quality of life.
While the at-home exercises certainly help, we recommend a joint therapeutic program with our team of professionals to really make progress.
If you’ve been suffering from pain due to scoliosis, what we offer can help turn a life of pain into a life of promise. Give us a call! What have you got to lose?