Physical Exercises for People with Scoliosis

December 29, 2017

People living with scoliosis can find it hard and painful to do what ordinary people can. It is difficult for people to perform some physical activities due to the pain it can give. Scoliosis is distinguished by an S or C-shaped curve in the spinal cord. Some curves are broader compared to the others. It can be corrected through surgery in moderate or severe cases. However, there is a non-surgical way to cure this abnormality.

Scoliosis Exercise that you can do

Orthopedic surgeons suggest that one of the best ways to treat scoliosis is through specific activities and exercises. Exercise is the best way to reinforce and level our physical posture. It can also avoid curvature on one side. But for people with scoliosis, choosing what kinds of exercise are necessary. It will help them avoid complications that too much physical movement can cause. Below are some adult scoliosis exercises that can help the body to strengthen its core.


The Spider

You have to stand facing the wall in this exercise. Put your feet together. Put your hands on the wall at the same height as your chest. Slowly walk your fingers up to the wall while tightening your abs. Reach the highest point that you could.

Try doing it in a straight form as much as you can. Stop when you reach the highest point then slowly walk down your fingers again back to the starting point. Focus on using your abs and lower back muscles in this exercise. Duration of this activity is 10 minutes.

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The Bird Dog Stretching

You need to have a gym ball to perform this exercise. Get the gym ball and lay down with your tummy on it. Support your body with your toes while doing this so that you will not fall. Then lift your left leg and right hand up, hold it for 3-5 seconds, then put it down. Lift your right leg and left hand up; hold it for 3-5 seconds. Then put it down.

Repeat these steps continually for 10 minutes. The target of this exercise is your hamstrings, lower back, triceps, quads, and shoulders.


Hip Roll and Bridge

It is an exercise that focuses on one’s pelvis area.  First, you have to lie down on your back and tuck your legs in. Your hands must be away from your body with palm face down as this would support your body. Then roll your pelvis alternatively from left to right. Repeat the rolling 20 times. This exercise helps improve your lower back, middle back, and upper back.



Planking helps our core muscles. You have to lie down facing the floor. Bend your elbow, straighten up and do not bend your knees. Your toes will support your body while you are doing it. Hold the position for 5 seconds and then relax. Repeat the steps ten times. This exercise helps improve shoulders, biceps, upper back, lower back, and calves.

These different types of scoliosis exercises can aid build your core strength. It will also improve your balance and posture. Physical activity can help you as you go through scoliosis treatment programs. Nevertheless, it is still important to consult your doctor before trying any of the exercises.

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