Phe 404 Fall 2008 Michelle Furlong Scoliosis
What is scoliosis? • Disorder: Abnormal curve of the spine • Girls vs. Boys • Hereditary? They are best friends
2 Main Types Kyphosis Lordosis
Other Types • Functional:curve is because somewhere else in body. • Neuromuscular • Degenerative
Most Common Symptoms • Uneven shoulders • Off balanced hips • Back and hip pain
Diagnosis PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS!!! Also, if you have major pain and discomfort in your back and hip area.
Treatment 3 Categories: -Observation -Bracing -Surgery
Treatment (con’t) • Functional: observation • Neuromuscular: try observation and bracing, but surgery mainly • Degenerative: observation and surgery • Kyphosis and Lordosis: ALL 3 categories
Can anyone tell me what they think the main goal for treatment is…
Relief for pain.. • Physical therapy • Massages • YOGA
Cure? As of right now there is no cure Research is continuing…
REVIEW TIME • What is scoliosis? • What are the 2 main types? • What are the 3 treatment categories? • What is the main goal for treatment? • What are some relief methods?