5 Reasons Scoliosis Treatment Fails

One of my greatest joys as a scoliosis therapist is seeing my patients get stronger, reduce their curve, and avoid surgery.  Unfortunately, though, this isn’t always the case.  With so many variables to what causes progression of the curve, sometimes we are just not successful. There are many reasons why conservative scoliosis treatment fails.  I…

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If I Have Scoliosis, Do I Need Physical Therapy?

This is a common question I get asked during consultations and initial examinations with patients who have either recently been diagnosed with scoliosis or who have had it for a while.  Questions? If you have been diagnosed with scoliosis, your response to the following questions will likely give you the answer to this question, “If…

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3 Easy Ways to Improve Ergonomic Posture

Ergonomics is defined as the study of peoples efficiency in their work environment.  What most of us know ergonomics as our ability to have good posture while sitting at a computer or at work.  As a Physical Therapist I discuss ergonomics on a daily basis with my patients. One thing that is common with most…

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3 Easy Ways to Improve Balance

Losing balance? It happens gradually.  One day you are able to walk outside on your lawn doing yardwork, and the next you are struggling to bend over and pull that weed without losing your balance. It is not uncommon for me to see someone in the clinic who feels like their balance “all the sudden”…

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Why You Should Try Conservative Treatment Before Back Surgery

Back pain is something most people have or will experience to a certain degree in their life. It is also the number one cause of disability worldwide and is a huge cause for a decrease in someones activity level. Back Pain is very frustrating to experience due to how much it can affect what used…

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Struggling with Back Pain: Planning some DIY?

Have you tweaked your back or are you struggling with aches or pain after doing some DIY projects over the last couple weeks?  COVID-19 has given most of us extra time at home, and with limited options of things to do, many have been doing home projects. Sometimes, as in my case, this ends up…

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Patient Snapshot: Hyperkyphosis

It has been one whole year since I graduated from physical therapy school and this year at Align Therapy has brought many successes and learning opportunities. So, I thought I would share a quick story about the potential results every patient can experience that may be dealing with scoliosis or hyperkyphosis of the spine (Sometimes…

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Sad Bonsai and Telehealth

What does a Bonsai, TELEHEALTH, and Physical Therapy have in common?  Well, let me tell you! (Check out more information on TELEHEALTH on our website HERE) The Bonsai About 2 months ago, our faithful bonsai mascot in our reception area began to drop its leaves.  This wasn’t really surprising because bonsai’s do this occasionally.  It…

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How and why to stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic

With COVID-19 becoming a worldwide pandemic causing many group activities to be postponed, it is quite easy to fall into the trap of becoming a couch potato and wanting to binge-watch all your favorite Netflix series to pass the time.   Physical activity has been proven time and time again to not only be vital…

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Grandparents Going Stir Crazy?

Need an idea for Grandma and Grandpa who are stuck in the house? Social Distancing for COVID-19 really is a struggle when it comes to your grandkids!  I have seen this with my own parents as well as with many of my patients. How do you still interact with your grandkids, or nieces and nephews,…

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