Pre and Post Surgical Treatment
For some people with scoliosis, surgery is necessary. Your spine surgeon will discuss the various factors that may determine whether you are a candidate for spinal fusion surgery or vertebral body tethering surgery.
If you and your spinal surgeon decide to move forward with spine surgery, The ScoliClinic physical therapists can create a pre-habilitation strengthening program which may help with your recovery process after surgery.
We record pre-operative measurements which we can use for treatment planning in your post-operative rehabilitation.
Goals of physical therapy following scoliosis surgery:
- Optimize core and postural muscle activation
- Address any remaining muscle imbalances that existed prior to your surgery
- Restore normal breathing mechanics
- Address pain or other new symptoms in shoulder, ribs, back, or pelvis