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Scoliosis West Ryde, Sydney

NDPE offers quality physio care for scoliosis to local residents in West Ryde & surrounding areas including; Eastwood, Denistone, Marsfield, Epping, Ryde, Meadowbank, Melrose Park, Dundas Valley, Telopea, Putney, Carlingford & Ermington.


Understanding Scoliosis

Scoliosis involves an abnormal curvature of the spine in a sideways direction, and rotation and twisting of the spine can occur. This condition is often diagnosed during adolescence but can also become apparent during childhood and adulthood. Our physiotherapy approach can assist with the management of scoliosis after diagnosis.

For most people, scoliosis is a mild issue that requires only monitoring and gentle treatment. The curvature can get worse for some people as they age. In rare cases, scoliosis can develop into a disabling condition if the curvature is severe enough to cause mobility, breathing, and nervous system issues.

Suffering With Scoliosis?

If you are experiencing symptoms of scoliosis, you should seek assessment, treatment, and advice. If you have been diagnosed by a doctor and had x-rays, physiotherapy is often recommended.

Signs of this condition can include factors such as uneven shoulders, hip height, rib cage or waist, or the head and pelvis is out of alignment. There may be a more prominent shoulder blade, a bulge on one side of the back when leaning over, or changes in the skin appearance near the spine, such as colour changes and dimples. Though scoliosis may create other issues that cause discomfort, pain is not often a feature of scoliosis.

Causes Of Scoliosis

The cause of scoliosis is not completely understood. Some factors that may be found to be reasons for the condition include:

Spinal Irregularities

Abnormalities in the spinal region can affect the alignment of the spine. These may include factors such as vertebrae deformities.

Hereditary Factors

Sometimes scoliosis runs in families; however, a hereditary link is not clear.

Certain Surgeries

Some surgeries may come with a risk of spine issues, such as chest wall surgery.

Congenital Defects

There are some conditions or abnormalities that are present at birth that can affect how the spinal bones develop.

Some Neuromuscular Conditions

Conditions that affect the nervous system and muscles may influence the development of scoliosis. These can include conditions such as muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy.

Injuries Or Infections

When the spinal region is affected by an injury or an infection, it may lead to issues with bone alignment, the nervous system, or muscle strength. Issues elsewhere in the body may also create similar results.

Treatment For Scoliosis

Physiotherapy is often beneficial for people with scoliosis to manage or improve their symptoms. Depending on the severity, other treatment options may be required, such as the use of braces or surgery.

We will undertake a comprehensive assessment of your symptoms and health background in your first appointment to identify the presence and severity of the condition, how the condition is currently affecting you, and your goals. If we believe further investigation is required, we may recommend that you visit your doctor, who may organise an x-ray. We are also happy to work in consultation with your doctor when suitable.

Scoliosis Treatment At NDPE

Our physiotherapy team is experienced in treating scoliosis and will develop a personalised treatment plan that incorporates your requirements. This may involve physiotherapy methods such as:

  • Strengthening exercises.
  • Mobility and range of motion exercises.
  • Breathing exercises.
  • Manual therapy and manipulation.
  • Electrical stimulation.
  • Custom orthotics.

Education is also a crucial element in scoliosis management. This can include information regarding the condition and treatment, lifestyle factors, and ergonomic and postural guidance.

West Ryde, Sydney Scoliosis Treatment

Scoliosis is a condition that can have varying effects on your body and lifestyle with different degrees of severity. However, physiotherapy is often beneficial for many cases. At Northern District Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic in Sydney, we are committed to helping you manage your condition, maintain a good quality of life, and decrease the risk of the condition worsening.

If you or a family member have been diagnosed with scoliosis or suspect certain symptoms may be indicators of the condition, please contact us to organise an initial consultation. We are here to answer any questions you have and support you through diagnosis and the management of the condition.

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