The abnormal curvature of the spine to the side that often also includes a rotation. The majority of scoliosis cases are termed idiopathic, meaning of undetermined cause. Scoliosis can also develop from the asymmetric degeneration of spinal elements such as degenerative disk disorder or compression fractures that may cause changes in the shape and height of the vertebral bodies. It causes pain in the areas surrounding the spine including the back, shoulder, pelvis and hip.
The Physical Therapists at Apple Physical Therapy will design a personalized treatment plan specific to you and your condition that include range of motion and flexibility exercises to improve restricted movements and to prevent limitations. We will also incorporate specific strengthening exercises focused on your core musculature and the muscles of your shoulders, arms and legs. This will allow you to improve your posture both at rest and during activity. Manual therapy (gentle hands on techniques) such as massage and stretching may be used to improve the mobility of stiff joints and tight muscles that may be contributing to your symptoms.
With convenient locations in both Cherry Hill NJ and Marlton NJ, Apple Physical Therapy proudly serves such areas as Cherry Hill, Marlton, Medford, Voorhees, Mount Laurel, Maple Shade, Berlin, Moorestown and all of South Jersey’s Camden and Burlington counties. If you are looking for a Physical Therapist in the Cherry Hill area, we welcome you to our practice. Meet our team and schedule your appointment with us today!