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Can Scoliosis Be Cured By Osteopathy?


The spine or joint problems are very common, and after getting the serious issue, you may think from where you need to get help. A common disease among so many people sometimes trails you toward Ringwood osteopathy clinic. Among so many diseases I picked up one and that is SCOLIOSIS….

You or in your relationship any person may already face this situation or condition but here I am providing the brief about scoliosis and is it cured by the osteopath?

Concentrating on the definition,

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis means – “Crooked”, it occurs when your spine is “C” or “S” shaped. Scoliosis occurs in 2 ways:

  • Functional

Functional scoliosis can develop in a result of our daily life.

  • Structural

Structural scoliosis often begins to develop from early adolescence.

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People living with Scoliosis do not necessarily experience pain or problems throughout their lives, but still, they will experience pain and also decrease in lung capacity, pressure on the heart.

Spinal scoliosis can be structural because of a bone development defect absence of a rib on one side, also we can consider incomplete development of a vertebra.

Early Signs of Scoliosis:

  • Uneven shapes or positions of – hips, arms or legs.
  • Uneven muscle position on one side of the spine
  • A prominent rib or scapula, caused by the rotation of the rib cage.

Under these conditions or we can say the situation or signs,

the muscles of the spine have lateral bending and so it can get the force on one side of the spine than on the other.

How to determine scoliosis?

Here is the procedure to determine scoliosis while the person is sitting,


  • Standing behind the seated patient,
  • Place your hands on the chest or on the sides of the thorax to see if the ribs move symmetrically.
  • The asymmetric expansion on one side may be due to scoliosis.


  • A person is then examined lying on the back to evaluate symmetry of leg length, symmetrical sacral movement, pelvic balance, in the interior and to evaluate the symmetrical tension or vertebral rotation of the vertebral muscles.

How can osteopathy help to cure the Scoliosis?

The treatment of scoliosis depends on, what is the intensity of the curve and if it is worse then it also affects the normal function of the body.

Osteopathy is one of the best techniques to incorporate into the successful method, it can help you for emphasizing the role of the musculoskeletal system in the development of patient health.

According to the osteopath Croydon team, the attention given to the musculoskeletal system is able to facilitate the recovery powers of the body.

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Osteopathy can help a person by mobilizing the lumbar and spine thoracic, and also increase the range of the areas for the motion.

The stretching of these frontal muscles of the thorax will help,which is also incorporated into the treatment.


The main objective to incorporate Ringwood osteopathy treatment to the Scoliosis treatment is to help maintain mobile joints and it provides pain relief. This is the holistic approach used in different techniques. That can help with scoliosis.



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