Scoliosis treatment improves posture, decreases pain, and prevents curve progression. Make the most of your time and efforts in physical therapy by considering these tips for making your scoliosis treatment more effective.
1. Use Proper Form
During non-surgical scoliosis treatment, you learn techniques that engage and strengthen your core muscles. The Schroth Method teaches exercises and breathing methods that lengthen and strengthen muscles to improve mobility, reduce pain, improve posture, and help prevent curves from worsening.
While you engage in any therapy, use the correct form to get the most out of your treatment. Your physical therapist will work with you to determine a workout plan that will work for you. When you continue those treatments at home, check your form in the mirror to ensure you keep a consistent technique.
2. Do Therapy Regularly
Another crucial tip to make your scoliosis treatment more effective is to do therapy regularly. Keep your appointments with your therapist and actively participate in your sessions to make the most of your time together.
Additionally, stick to your home exercises to achieve greater satisfaction with the treatment. Keep your physical therapy equipment and supplies organized to create an inviting space that encourages you to devote your time and attention to your therapy.
3. Stay Mindful During Activities of Daily Living
While scoliosis therapy targets your energy toward treating scoliosis, staying mindful during activities of daily living (ADL) can enhance your treatment. Your therapist can teach you postures during sitting, standing, walking, and lying down that avoid worsening your spinal curvature.
Making mindful changes to your breathing and posture during daily activities can have a major influence on improving your therapy outcomes. Over time, helpful postures will become second nature. Rather than isolating your scoliosis treatment to therapy sessions, you will live a lifestyle that avoids exacerbating scoliosis.
Beyond Balance offers high-quality Schroth exercise equipment to support your scoliosis therapy at home. Use stall bars, extension poles, therapy knee boards, and more for your exercises. Shop with us today to try it for yourself.