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Physical Therapy for Scoliosis in Utah

Physical Therapy for Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an improper curvature of the spine, a condition that can lead to pain, muscle weakness, improper alignment, respiratory issues, fatigue, stiffness, and other medical problems. Typically diagnosed in adolescence, scoliosis affects women more often than men. Scoliosis that is progressive can lead to an increase of symptoms and more severe problems in adulthood. Traditionally maintained with bracing or surgery, prognosis for scoliosis was simply to wait and see if it progressed enough to require surgery. Physical therapy, however, has proven to be a useful alternative treatment.

At the Rock Run Utah physical therapy office, we specialize in physical rehabilitation for a variety of conditions. Scoliosis is a common condition we treat and we follow the standard Schroth Method among other physical therapy exercises to correct spinal curvature.

Every case of scoliosis presents a unique curvature of the spine, meaning that therapy must be customized to the individual. The Schroth Method focuses on three areas that can be customized to the patient’s exact case:
  • Restoring muscular symmetry and encouraging correct postural alignment – A curved spine causes imbalance in the body. Some muscles will be stronger and others will become weaker. Schroth exercises target all muscles evenly, encouraging a balanced support around the spine. Equally strengthening muscles will help force the spine into proper alignment and naturally correct posture.
  • Breathing exercises that target the concave side of the body – Rotational angular breathing is a breathing exercise that helps rotate the spine back to its proper position and strengthen the collapsed lung on the patient’s concave side of the body.
  • Exercises to increase daily awareness of posture – The curvature of the spine in patients with scoliosis forces their entire body out of alignment (one shoulder may be higher than the other, the hips are not square, etc.). At the Rock Run Utah physical therapy office, we teach patients how to bring awareness to their posture at every moment. Daily exercises performed at home can increase this awareness and encourage proper alignment.

If you or a loved one is suffering from scoliosis, physical rehabilitation is available in Utah at Rock Run. While treatment for scoliosis is best when started right away, the Schroth Method has been proven beneficial for adults as well as adolescents. As a leader in Utah physical rehabilitation for scoliosis, Rock Run is happy to offer patients an alternative, non-surgical therapy.

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Good quality and professional people. The range of exercises are very useful and they were delivered professionally. I appreciate all that has been done for me. This includes the ladies at the from desk.

— William H., Posted April 20, 2020

When I first came to physical therapy, I had lower back pain. After therapy I feel great. Great people.

— Walter D., Posted April 20, 2020

I was pleased with the care at Rock Run. They were courteous, kind, and very professional. They pushed me hard so as to strengthen my knee, and help me get into a good place by the end of my treatments

— Val M., Posted April 20, 2020

It was a great experience, this helped me regain strength in my shoulder. Everyone is helpful and knowledgeable, they are very courteous. I will recommend to any family and friends.

— Terry E., Posted April 20, 2020

This was my very first injury in my life. As scary and unsure about how things can turn out, it was nice to have Brenda and her team be so kind and informative. I was able to schedule around work and get in when needed. I would have liked more goal and advancements in treatments from day to day, but other than that itís been a great time!

— Shannon W., Posted April 20, 2020

After having a third shoulder surgery, I was apprehensive of physical therapy and the results I hoped to achieve. My treatment was better than expected and Iím well on my way to a full recovery. The Rock Run team is very knowledgeable and respectful. I would come back anytime

— Scott J., Posted April 20, 2020

Before I came here I had trouble with a shoulder pain on my right side which made a wing problem. After a few weeks of therapy and on exercise program it started to go away and now feeling much better than I have in 5 months. I am grateful for the specialists that have helped me. Great people

— Richard G., Posted April 20, 2020

I had a great experience with Rock Run Physical Therapy. Professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff. They took the time to get to know me and I felt like I was always in good hands. The physical therapists helped me become more informed with my shoulder issues, and helped me in making decisions for further treatment.

— Randy J., Posted April 20, 2020

Great visit Ė Consistent pain that was present when I first came here is now gone. Hopefully with the exercises I have been given for home, the pain will not return.

— Randal G., Posted April 20, 2020

Fantastic. I started out slow, and over time got stronger and more endurance. Rock Run is super! Three members of my family have been here for treatment and all have liked the experience.

— Ronald W., Posted April 20, 2020

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