shelbourne Physical Therapy

Scoliosis Treatment

Shelbourne Physiotherapy is your choice for treatment of kids and adults with Scoliosis in Victoria BC. Treatment offered by experienced and specially trained Physiotherapists Penny SalmasMohsen Mirzaie and Clinical Pilates Instructor Lisa Hostman.

victoria Scoliosis physiotherapyConditions Treated

  • Idiopathic Scoliosis

  • Pre-Surgical Scoliosis

  • Post-Surgical Scoliosis

  • Adult Degenerative Scoliosis

  • Congenital Scoliosis

  • Functional Scoliosis

scoliosis victoria bcOur Victoria Scoliosis Studio/Clinic

Purpose built facility to enable industry leading non surgical treatment of scoliosis. We take a three-dimensional approach to your treatment and provide exercises that elongate your trunk and correct imbalances in your spine. We focus on developing the strength of the rib cage muscles to change the shape of your upper body and work toward correcting spinal alignment. Each scoliotic spine is unique so we will customize an exercise program just for you!

What to Expect from Physiotherapy for Scoliosis

Many patients who participate in physiotherapy exercises designed for scoliosis see improved posture, core stability and strength. While the sessions are only an hour long, the benefits are numerous, and include:

  • Reduced pain
  • Overall improvements in movement patterns and confidence
  • Improved breathing

The scoliosis specific exercises can;

  • Restore muscle symmetry
  • Elongate, de-rotate and stabilize the spine
  • Build an improved awareness of posture
  • Build stronger posture
  • Teach proper breathing techniques


Scoliosis Specific Exercise Research

Specific exercises reduce the need for bracing in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis: A practical clinical trial

Exercises reduce the progression rate of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Schroth Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis-Specific Exercises Added to the Standard of Care Lead to Better Cobb Angle Outcomes in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis – an Assessor and Statistician Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial

Addition of physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises likely reduces curve severity AIS

Physical therapy treatment could help youth with scoliosis

Schroth-Based Physical Therapy: Does It Improve Scoliosis Outcomes?

The efficacy of three-dimensional Schroth exercises in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a randomised controlled clinical trial

The transformation of spinal curvature into spinal deformity: pathological processes and implications for treatment

2011 SOSORT guidelines: Orthopaedic and rehabilitation treatment of idiopathic scoliosis during growth

SEAS (Scientific Exercises Approach to Scoliosis): a modern and effective evidence based approach to physiotherapic specific scoliosis exercises

Rehabilitation of adolescent patients with scoliosis- What do we know? A review of the literature.

Postural Disorders and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction. Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment.

The use of exercises in the treatment of scoliosis: an evidence-based critical review of the literature

Active self-correction and task-oriented exercises reduce spinal deformity and improve quality of life in subjects with mild adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Results of a randomised controlled trial

The effects of a four-week intensive scoliosis-specific exercise programme on patient-reported quality of life in adult subjects with idiopathic scoliosis: a >3 years follow-up study

The effect of a four-week intensive scoliosis-specific exercises programme on Cobb angle in subjects with idiopathic scoliosis: an 11 patient case series

Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School – BSPTS – based on classical Schroth principles: short term effects on back asymmetry in idiopathic scoliosis

Scoliosis dance therapy: a worth-while addition to conservative scoliosis treatments? A pilot study evaluating the effect of a DVD led instruction on the wellbeing of scoliosis sufferers

Does a four-week intensive scoliosis-specific exercises programme improve body-image in subjects with idiopathic scoliosis and is the effect rated equally by patients, physiotherapists and an external rater with scoliosis?

2016 SOSORT guidelines: Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment of Idiopathic scoliosis during growth