Does somebody in your family have scoliosis?

Have you noticed any of the following changes in your child’s posture:

  • A shoulder or hip that is higher than the other
  • Rib cage that protrudes or looks uneven
  • A shoulder blade that sticks out more than the other
  • Back looks excessively straight (lacks normal curves)
  • Back looks excessively curved (slouched) that they cannot correct by “sitting up straight”

Is your child between the ages of 10-13 and never been screened for scoliosis?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, call Snyder PT and ask us about a scoliosis screen.  Early detection of this condition is key to avoid complications and the need for surgery.  If your child has never been screened, call us today! Get screened and receive a parent’s guide of how to monitor your child’s back at home as they continue to grow.

Krista Cullen, PT, DPT specializes in scoliosis and can help screen your family and refer you to a physician if further evaluation is needed.

Schroth method

Clinical practice guidelines recommend the utilization of scoliosis-specific exercise in addition to observation by a spine specialist and bracing. The Schroth method is an evidence-based option for patients with scoliosis.

The Schroth method includes exercises that are tailored to the patient’s spinal curvature to help improve muscle balance and reduce abnormal forces that contribute to the progression of scoliosis. Research has shown that this method can improve the cobb angle, vital capacity, and quality of life for adolescents with scoliosis. The Schroth method is also effective in reducing pain and disability in adults with scoliosis.