So you've been told that you have scoliosis by your healthcare practitioner but they didn't really tell you what to do about it. They didn't tell you how to manage it or really how to improve it.
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So what stretches are there for scoliosis to help my back pain? Well by the end of this video you'll know what you need to do first before going out on YouTube and searching and doing random exercises and stretches that you find there.
My name's Stephen Dunn. I'm a holistic physical therapist and I've helped hundreds and hundreds of patients over my 23-plus year career as a physical therapist and I can't wait to teach you as well.
So do scoliosis stretches help with my back pain?
Well, the answer there is that it depends. Again I mentioned this earlier, if you just are doing random exercises off the internet with no intentional purpose then the chances are that they are not going to help you. but the first thing you should do and the most important thing is to be evaluated by a physical therapist.
Yes, your doctor is probably the person to let you know that you have scoliosis or maybe that nurse found it in school when you were doing the bend-over test to touch your toes. I don't know if they still do that but when I was a kid we did that every year but someone along the line has told you that you have scoliosis.
Now, what do you do about it?
Well the first thing you need to do, again, is get evaluated by a physical therapist so that they can determine where you're tight, where you're stiff, where you're strong, where you're weak and where your imbalances are from scoliosis and then an individualized plan can be determined and that's where you'll have specific stretches and exercises to improve your scoliosis that are designed for you that are based on your curve and where your imbalances are.
Again, random videos on YouTube showing you what to do without an evaluation may be doing more harm than good.
So comment below and tell me what you learned with this simple video and now could you do me a favor and go visit amazon or my website and download my book on back pain. It's called "Retrain the Brain to solve Back Pain." https://amzn.to/3vQORb5
This book is designed for anyone with back pain, not just scoliosis but it's a great place to start. It is not an evaluation by a physical therapist but it is a great place to start to improve the things you need to improve. So with that said, thanks for watching guys and I hope to see you soon.
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