A physiotherapist can help individuals with scoliosis manage their symptoms and improve their overall quality of life by providing exercises and stretches that are tailored to their specific needs. These exercises can help to improve spinal alignment and flexibility, as well as reduce pain and inflammation. If the scoliosis is mild, a physiotherapist may be able to correct it with exercises and stretches alone.
In addition to exercises, a physiotherapist may use manual therapy techniques such as mobilization and manipulation to help reduce pain, muscle tension and inflammation, and improve overall function. Manual therapy can help to align the spine, reduce muscle tension and pain, and improve overall function.
A physiotherapist can also educate the individual about proper posture, body mechanics, and ergonomics, which can help to minimize the strain on the spine and prevent the worsening of scoliosis. This can help to improve the health of the spine and strengthen surrounding muscles. Physiotherapy can improve flexibility and reduce tightness, stiffness, and back pain.