Scoliosis rehabilitation specialist in London at home or at our private practice
Scoliosis Physiotherapy Treatment In London
At Excellence Physiotherapy London we have years of experience treating children and people of all ages with scoliosis. After a full assessment of the spine in order to detect the causes of the curve, we tailor a bespoke treatment depending on the factors described above. We then go through musculoskeletal work in order for the patient to regain good posture.
Because scoliosis affects mostly children and teenagers, we offer before and after school home visits in London for the treatment. Alternatively, we can treat patients at one of the two Light Centre practices, in Belgravia, near London Victoria station, or in the City, near Moorgate station. Please contact us for further details or to book an appointment.
Scoliosis in children and teenagers is treated with physiotherapy and the earlier the treatment starts, the better the results. Treatment differs and depends on various factors, such as:
- The patient’s age.
- Whether they are still growing.
- The severity of the curve.
- The exact location of the scoliosis (upper (thoracic) or lower (lumbar) back).
- The chance that scoliosis may progress.
What is scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a back condition that causes the spine to curve to the side. It develops in children and teenagers, between the ages of 10 and 16, during the growth spurt of puberty. The curve can be to the right or to the left and sometimes there can even be a double curve, resembling an S when viewed from behind. The curve can be in the lower part of the spine (lumbar curve), in the upper part of the spine (thoracic curve) or go from the upper to lower part of the spine (thoracolumbar curve).
There are different types and causes of scoliosis
- Congenital scoliosis is caused by bone abnormalities while the baby develops in the womb and it is present at birth.
- Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common type and has no specific identifiable causes. Eight out of ten cases of scoliosis are idiopathic.
- Neuromuscular scoliosis is a result or abnormalities in the muscles or nerves. It is often seen in people who suffer from cerebral palsy, neurofibromatosis, polio or muscular dystrophy
- Degenerative scoliosis may result by traumatic bone collapses, back surgery or osteoporosis
- Osteopathic scoliosis is the result of bone abnormalities.
If scoliosis becomes severe and is not treated, it can cause problems later in life, such as persistent back pain, as well as breathing or heart problems, if the deformity in the chest area is severe. It is therefore to seek treatment as early as possible to avoid these complications. Excellence physiotherapy London can help you treat this condition effectively.
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