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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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We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

I had a great experience here and always felt that my treatment and recovery was a top priority. Before starting treatment I was not able to lift my arm at all after surgery and now I am able to use and lift my arm normally and gaining strength every day. I really enjoyed my treatment here and working with the staff. Josh, Amanda, and Kaiden were all great to work with.

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Tyrrelle S. 2020

— Tyrrelle S., Posted October 15, 2020

I made the decision to get treatment for my back at this clinic because my mother recommended it. She was right, moms are always right. My expectations were surpassed at Rock Run, I found not only good therapists, I found excellent people, with dedication, respect, professionalism, and they motivated me to do everything well. I managed to find balance in my back and I started to enjoyed myself like I was 25 again! OMG…that was wonderful. I found out what was hurting me and learned to discipline my body with therapeutic exercises that gave life to my old muscles.

Rock Run team, you are awesome!

-Ana V.

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— Ana V., Posted October 15, 2020

I started PT due to a torn ACL that required surgery. I began my PT not being able to put any weight on my knee and barely able to bend it. In the past I really disliked PT and struggled to keep going. The staff here kept me engaged. Yeah, it would hurt to go but there was progress. The staff were amazing and after a while the progress was awesome. My knee is fully recovered now. If I need PT in the future I’ll be coming back.

5 Stars

Michael O. 2020

— Michael O., Posted October 14, 2020

When I first started therapy after my TKA, I was concerned I wouldn’t ever heal or walk normal again. The staff was very compassionate and SO helpful with my exercises. They encouraged me to be patient and to work hard. They were right! 4 months later I am very pleased with the outcome and owe my accomplishments to the great staff at Rock Run!

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Judy M. 2020

— Judy M., Posted October 13, 2020

I was having knee pain just about anytime I bent my knee. I was sure the only fix would be surgery. But now I’m a believer in physical therapy! I was so grateful to learn that strengthening supporting muscles would alleviate the pain in my knee. I went from pain in nearly every knee bend, to being nearly pain free all the time. I feel confident in being able to continue my exercises and strengthening my knee even more. I enjoyed all the staff. They were all very encouraging and thoughtful. Thank you one million times over!

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Jamie D. 2020

— Jamie D., Posted October 12, 2020

When I came to Rock Run I had sprained/broken my ankle and had always had issues with “weak” ankles that kept me from being able to enjoy some activities to the fullest like hiking or running. The therapy here has focus not just on rehab but also strengthening so I feel a lot more confident that I can now enjoy more activities and I know how to strengthen my ankles so I don’t have these same injuries over and over. All of the therapists have been very friendly and have added their tips for recovery that have been very helpful. Thank you!

5 Stars

Colleen H. 2020

— Colleen H., Posted October 9, 2020

I had a great experience here. I was skeptical if PT would help improve the persistent shoulder pain. I was unable to shoot a hockey puck without pain. After several weeks my shoulder got stronger and the pain decreased/ I can now do many activities pain free. I am encouraged by the progress I have made, and look forward to playing hockey soon. Thank you!

5 Stars

-Michael M.

 

, Posted October 7, 2020

The entire staff is so helpful and friendly and really care about each patient, at times that I felt I couldn’t do anymore, you all encouraged me to work through it. When I first started my therapy, I never believed I could get to the level I am today. I have recommended this facility to others, and will continue to do so. Thanks to the entire team!

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Nina R. 2020

— Nina R., Posted October 2, 2020

This is my second shoulder surgery/rehab with Rock Run. I KNEW this was the place to come because I had such great success with my previous surgery!!! This time around I had some nerve involvement and didn’t bounce back as quickly. Josh and Jake were very patient with me and knew just how to encourage me through initial success! As my mobility improved, they gave me fun exercises at home too! Don, Kaiden, Amanda and Annie always greeted me with a smile – I just love the Rock Run team! While I hope I don’t need extensive physical therapy again – I do know where to come and who I will refer family and friends to!!!

5 Stars

Mindy C. 2020

— Mindy C., Posted October 2, 2020

I really had a wonderful experience with Rock Run PT. It was always positive and helpful.

5 Stars

Shelia A. 2020

— Shelia A., Posted October 1, 2020

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