Scoliosis Exercises

Exercise is very important if you suffer from scoliosis. Of course, it’s important even if you don’t suffer from scoliosis, but certain stretches and movements can be especially beneficial for someone with a curved spine.

Here at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic, we provide specialist exercise-based therapy for people with scoliosis. Our ScolioGold treatment programme uses a variety of non-invasive techniques to restore muscle balance, reduce pain, and improve overall quality of life, and our therapists have seen firsthand how much difference the right exercises can make.

Watch the videos below to learn some simple scoliosis exercises from our ScolioGold therapists, or contact Scoliosis SOS now if you’d like to arrange a consultation at our clinic (telephone / Skype consultations also available).

Scoliosis exercises to try at home

IMPORTANT: If you feel any discomfort or pain during exercise, stop immediately. These exercises may not be suitable / beneficial for everyone, and the Scoliosis SOS Clinic accepts no responsibility for any injuries sustained as a result of the performing the exercises described in these videos.

Standing against the wall

This is a very simple routine that builds strength, improves your posture, and requires nothing more than a flat wall to stand against. It can also be performed whilst lying on the floor.

Leg/arm extensions (a.k.a. ‘bird dog stretches’)

This stretch is often performed using an inflatable exercise ball, but it can be done without if you prefer.

Spinal elongation

Elongation is an important part of treating scoliosis effectively. This exercise can be performed using wall bars or a secure chin-up bar.

Ballerina stretch

This exercise aims to stretch the muscles in your back and the muscles along the side of your body.

Pectoral stretch

This exercise is designed to stretch the pectoral muscles.

Threading the needle

This stretch is all about increasing the mobility in your thoracic spine.

Use the links below to find out more about our exercise-based treatment courses:

Disclaimer: The information and videos on this page should not be treated as medical advice. 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 viewer's sole discretion and risk. Scoliosis SOS accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or injuries caused directly or indirectly through performing any of the exercises described here. 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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