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Scoliosis Exercises for Children

Scoliosis is a condition characterized by an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. In some cases, this condition is congenital; that is, it is present at birth. In other cases, it can be caused by weakness of the muscles in children with spina bifida, muscular dystrophy or other diseases, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Although exercise will not cure scoliosis, some medical professionals believe that certain exercises may reduce pain and other symptoms of scoliosis in children.

Scoliosis exercises should not replace medical attention. Check with your child’s pediatrician before teaching scoliosis exercises to your child.

The hamstring stretch helps strengthen the muscles of the lower back and upper legs, which support much of the body’s weight. Have your child lie on his back. Your child should lift his right leg to his chest, and place a yoga strap across the arch of his right foot, according to the National Scoliosis Foundation. Your child should then straighten his right leg, pointing his heel toward the ceiling. Ask your child to lower his leg and repeat the exercise with his left leg.

Like the hamstring stretch, the slouch stretch loosens and strengthens the muscles of the legs and lower back, according to Mark Evans, author of “Yoga, Tai Chi, Massage, Therapies and Healing Remedies.” Have your child start by sitting on a chair with her feet on the floor. Her head should be down so the upper back curves. Your child should then lift her right leg to straighten it in front of her. She should then lower her leg and repeat the exercise with the other foot.

Relaxation Stretch

The relaxation stretch is a simple pose that may help alleviate lumbar pain caused by scoliosis. Have your child lie on his back on a yoga mat or other soft surface, advises the National Scoliosis Foundation. You should place a rolled towel under the lumbar area of your child’s back, and a washcloth under your child’s neck and knees. Have your child stretch his arms out from his sides and allow tension to release from his back and shoulders. Your child should hold this pose for at least five minutes to allow his muscles to relax.


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The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

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email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

phone: 915-850-0900

Licensed in Texas & New Mexico *

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Professional Scope of Practice *

The information herein on "Scoliosis Exercises for Children" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

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Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

We are here to help you and your family.

Blessings

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

Licensed in: Texas & New Mexico*