Scoliosis Stretch

Today Dr. Meisenhelder with Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Beaverton, Oregon, demonstrates how to stretch the lateral line using a swiss ball.

Thoracolumbar scoliosis is very common, from relatively mild to severe in some cases. Whether structural or functional, scoliosis results in an imbalance of the muscles of both the thoracic and lumbar spine. The purpose of this stretch is to relieve the tightness associated with scoliosis, which can greatly help with pain and mobility. 

As with all stretching, the key is to spend enough time in the position to bring long-lasting tissue length change. I recommend holding for 4-5 minutes. Additionally, focus on your breathing with nice long, deep breaths, avoiding short, chest breathing. 

Train both sides of the body daily for best results, and check with our staff if you have any questions.

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