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
Physical Therapy plays such an important role after any surgery, so whether your spine surgery was one month or many years ago, The ScoliClinic’s Physical Therapists can help you address any symptoms and reach your activity goals.