Scoliosis Exercise In The SpineCor Brace Can Optimize Scoliosis Treatment
Due to rising healthcare costs, poor coverage, risks of spinal surgery, and the ineffectiveness of rigid braces, patients seek alternatives to scoliosis treatment. Consequently, many scoliosis exercise programs have emerged as alternatives. Since we have been treating scoliosis cases for decades, utilizing various methods in the process, we have determined that exercises for scoliosis are unlikely to correct the disorder by themselves.
Furthermore, we see numerous patients who try these alternative exercises and trendy treatments. Most of them experience curve progression due to the exercises destabilizing the spine.
However, we have found that the right scoliosis exercises conducted while in the SpineCor Brace are a highly effective corrective combination.
The SpineCor Brace, even without exercise, is proven in multiple studies to correct and maintain correction by addressing the disorder multi-dimensionally, or globally. SpineCor allows the wearer to retain the full range of motion necessary for regular activity and exercise, enabling muscles and muscle memory building in support of the corrected position provided by the brace.
Don’t Risk Exercise Without Global-Repositioning
Exercise such as pilates, yoga and Schroth have health benefits. However, for scoliosis sufferers, exercise conducted not in a globally-corrected position with the SpineCor brace risks destabilizing and worsening scoliosis curves. Many patients find Schroth exercises too complex to complete properly without a specialist (such as a physical therapist or chiropractor) present, which means they will be required to pay for extensive sessions. Other Schroth adopters will not be able to follow and perform the complex exercises on their own. Yet, the method is often advertised as a “Do It Yourself” method.
In fact, Schroth was designed to accommodate muscle atrophy inherent in treatment with a rigid Rigo-Cheneau brace. Due to muscle atrophy, low compliance and high failure rates, Schroth was created to fix its shortcomings. No muscle atrophy will occur with SpineCor physiotherapy programs. Therefore, it is not recommended for SpineCor brace patients to participate in Schroth or Nu-Schroth programs.
SpineCor exercises feature a scoliosis exercise program designed to accommodate each curve classification, including exercises for kyphosis. The exercise program is both passive and active. Passively, wearing the brace and staying active will support a corrected position. Exaggerating the corrected posture with SpineCor exercises for each curve type is the active protocol. CLICK FOR DETAILS.
Simply GREAT Exercise
For some common curve types, an even more simple alternative is the GREAT or Global Repositioning Exercise And Therapy. This exercise is always completed while wearing the SpineCor Scoliosis Brace. Patients who do so train their muscles to maintain a corrected position. Those treating scoliosis with SpineCor are encouraged to maintain an active lifestyle while in the brace. Activities like sports, walking, running, hiking, bicycling, and rowing are recommended. Also, swimming can be done out of the brace. Swimmers should put the brace on immediately after drying off.
Receive our complimentary GREAT exercise video. Simply complete the contact form in the right-hand column and place “scoliosis exercises” in the comments field. Also, you can call us at your regional toll-free # in the top banner. Please include any details about your specific scoliosis so that our doctors will be prepared to discuss your case.