Scoliosis Care

Scoliosis Care:

Scoliosis is a neuromuscular disorder that causes a three-dimensional curve of the spine.  There are four basic, but different categories of scoliosis: congenital,  early onset, adolescent scoliosis, and degenerative scoliosis.  SEAS is an acronym for Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis which has been proven to help these different catergorizations. SEAS is an evidence-based approach to help patients learn an active self-correction in order to obtain their best spinal alignment.  A thorough evaluation is performed which involves laser light plumb line measurements, scoliometry, X-ray assessment if available and specific physical tests.  Together with the patient, the certified SEAS therapist teaches stabilization exercises which include neuromotor control, proprioceptive training and balance while maintaining their active self-correction. In addition to teaching patients how to use their own muscles and improved sensory awareness to optimize their posture, the SEAS approach offers education for the scoliosis population to avoid deleterious effects to the spine and continue to enjoy a pain free, healthy and  active lifestyle.