Treating Scoliosis with physical therapy

Our physical therapists are ready to join your healthcare team for treating scoliosis.

  • Two to three million people in the US have scoliosis
  • A spinal curve of greater than 10 degrees indicates scoliosis
  • A spinal curve greater than 25 degrees may require a brace
  • A spinal curve greater than 40 degrees may require surgery
  • Untreated scoliosis cases progress nearly 3x faster than those in a corrective exercise program
  • An increase in spine curvature can reduce lung capacity up to 30-50%

When patients try physical therapy first, we can:

  • Lengthen the spine
  • Improve alignment
  • Increase breathing/lung capacity
  • Minimize progression of the curve