Brendon* is a 15 year old boy with moderate lumbar scoliosis. Brendon’s* parents took him to several health care professionals who told them that there was nothing that could be done for his scoliosis; besides surgery and bracing. Whilst the effectiveness of Physiotherapy for the management of scoliosis has been criticised, they decided to get the opinion of a Paediatric Physio for his problem.
The Physio that they consulted was able to reduce Brendon’s scoliosis through treatment and exercise. After 5 sessions, Brendon* was able to sit up taller balancing his weight equally on his pelvis and his posture when standing was more symmetrical. He can now correct himself when sitting and standing with minimal cues. His next treatment goal is to improve the quality of his trunk movements, whilst maintaining good spine alignment.
Theoretically, everything is impossible until it’s done!
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*The name has been changed to protect the privacy of our client.