Here at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic, we treat scoliosis and other spinal conditions not through surgery or bracing but with a purely exercise-based programme called the ScolioGold method. We have found that stretches and exercises can be extremely effective in the treatment of a curved spine, and our research backs this finding up: ScolioGold consistently helps patients to achieve a better quality of life. Our treatment courses reduce pain, improve flexibility, and can dramatically reverse the progress of a scoliotic curve (see results here).

The stretches below will not halt the progression of your scoliosis, but they can help to improve your strength and balance while relieving some symptoms of the condition. Please note that these stretches should not be construed as a substitute for a full treatment course delivered by a chartered physiotherapist.

Chest Stretch

Chest Stretch

  1. Stand upright with your feet roughly shoulder-width apart.
  2. Extend your arms out behind your back.
  3. Push your arms back and press your shoulder blades together.
  4. Hold this position for a few seconds, then relax and repeat several times.

Back Stretch

Back Stretch 1

  1. Stand upright with your feet roughly shoulder-width apart.
  2. Extend your arms out in front of your chest.
  3. Lace your fingers together and push until you feel a stretch in your upper back.
  4. Hold this position for a few seconds, then relax and repeat several times.

Back Stretch 2

  1. Stand facing a wall with your feet roughly shoulder-width apart.
  2. Lean forward until your upper body is almost at a right-angle to your legs.
  3. Extend your arms out in front of you and press your palms against the wall.
  4. Try to straighten your back so that it is parallel to the floor.
  5. Hold this position for a few seconds, then relax and repeat several times.
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Disclaimer: The above information should not be treated as medical advice and the scoliosis exercises described may not be suitable or beneficial for everyone. You should not begin any exercise routine without consulting a qualified health practitioner, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, elderly, or if you have any chronic or recurring conditions. Any application of scoliosis exercises suggested is at the reader's sole discretion and risk. Scoliosis SOS accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or injuries caused directly or indirectly through the performing of any exercises described. If you feel any discomfort or pain during exercise, stop immediately. Always consult your own GP if you are in any way concerned about your health or anything associated with it.
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