Scoliotherapy is a method for the treatment and correction of spinal curvature. This treatment aims to correct the lateral (side) curvature of the spine and restore a natural posture. This treatment, which is preferred for spinal problems such as scoliosis, which is especially common in adolescence, may include different methods depending on the age of the patient and the degree of curvature.
The main goal of scoliotherapy treatment is to align the spine correctly and increase the stability of the spine. The treatment is individualized according to the individual's age, gender, degree of curvature and growth potential. Under the supervision of a team of specialists, this treatment can help individuals stop the progression of spinal curvature and help them to have a more correct spinal structure.
In scoliotherapy treatment, various methods can be used to correct the targeted spinal curvature. One of the most commonly used methods is the use of a specially designed corset or splint. The corset is designed in accordance with the body shape to ensure the correct alignment of the spine and to prevent the curve from progressing. The brace should be worn regularly throughout the day and for the period of time specified by the doctor.
In addition, exercise and physiotherapy are also an important part of scoliotherapy treatment. Specially designed exercises can help strengthen the spinal muscles and reduce the curvature. Physiotherapists work to improve the effectiveness of the treatment by creating exercise programs appropriate to the patient's condition.
Scoliotherapy treatment is a process that requires patience and regular follow-up. The success of the treatment is highly dependent on the patient's consistent adherence to the treatment plan and following the doctor's instructions. Regular check-ups and follow-up visits are also important for the treatment to be effective.