Our trained and experienced therapist will first diagnose your curve pattern. Then develop an individualized and personalized plan of care for your curve type.
Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, often occurs when children are just entering puberty, which is a stressful enough time without also having to deal with a physical limitation. The cause is not always known, although rarer forms are connected to neuromuscular origins, muscular dystrophy, or cerebral palsy. Yet through a range of treatments, including scoliosis specific physical therapy.
In general, a lack of alignment in the upper body may indicate that a child has scoliosis. Specifically, if one hip and/or one shoulder looks higher than the other, or one shoulder blade seems to be more easily discernible than the other, scoliosis may be a factor.
In more advanced cases, back pain, a pronounced curve in the spine, or ribs that are noticeably more prominent on one side, can be a scoliosis indicator. Difficulty in breathing may occur, as your ribs press against one or both lungs.
Children with moderate and severe cases of scoliosis will often need more intervention than physical therapy alone. Bracing is common for moderate scoliosis.
In mild cases, however, physical therapy may be enough. PT can additionally augment more aggressive treatment for moderate and severe cases.
Our physical therapist can help you retrain your body to function more effectively with your particular alignment issues. In addition, physical therapy increases your range of motion, as well as builds strength in parts of your body which have been weakened through misalignment.
Physical therapy is also useful for scoliosis patients who have muscles and joints which have stiffened over time. Through massage therapy, your physical therapist will ease this tension, while redirecting movement.
It’s never too late to begin physical therapy. Request an appointment at Jeevam Therapy in Edison and Paramus, NJ to begin your treatment.
“I started physical therapy for Scoliosis in September of 2017 when I was a senior at high school. Despite my spine being at 40 degrees, Jeevam Therapy has corrected many negative results from my Scoliosis, including: posture, gait and pain using the Schroth method. It is a common misconception that…
“My daughter is a patient at Jeevam Therapy were she is getting Schroth therapy for 35-degree lumbar scoliosis. In just a couple of sessions, I saw a huge difference in how she stands. Dr. Eva not only teaches my daughter correct positions to help with her scoliosis, but what she…
“I was referred to Eva Mohanty by my orthopedist for my scoliosis. I started my therapy with a severe curve in my spine and she assured me that I would not receive surgery but instead to work on conditioning. She gave me hope and was always optimistic throughout my time…
Dr Eva Mohanty
MSPT, DPT, SBI- C2, SEAS-II, CMSR.
Dr. Eva Mohanty MSPT, DPT, is a graduate of the Physical Therapy program from the School of health-related professions (SHRP) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry (UMDNJ) now known as Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the International…
Every human body is as unique as fingerprints, and every behavior has a root cause, which needs to be treated in order to address the apparent pain and symptoms. Our trained and experienced therapist will work with you to diagnose your curve pattern. Then we will develop a personalized plan of care unique to your curve type. Your pain matters to us — choose Jeevam to start your journey towards a pain-free life.