Scoliosis is a common condition that can easily go undetected. It refers to a lateral curve of the spine, including some vertebral rotation leading to spinal and postural deformities, and potentially pain later in life. It may be causing your child postural issues, exacerbated by the added pressure of heavy school backpacks and active lifestyles.
Routine screening for scoliosis facilitates early identification, monitoring and treatment which is safe and effective non-operative care.
Without treatment, many curvatures would be expected to worsen over time.
Osteopathic treatment may play an important role in addressing the ongoing health needs of a patient with scoliosis. It may provide pain relief, improve range of motion and assist general posture and strength.
If you suspect your child might be suffering from scoliosis or you would like to have them assessed by one of our Osteopaths get in touch with us today on (02) 4655 5588.
The initial consultation will include the following:
- A thorough assessment of the severity of scoliosis and take measurements
- The treatment plan of what is required to manage their condition
- Opportunity to discuss your child’s condition and answer any of your questions
- Full body history overview
- Referral for an x-ray or to GP if necessary
- Manual therapy treatment
- Exercise prescription
*Please note, the consultation may require your child to dress down to their bra and shorts to allow accurate as possible measurements.