Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition where the spine curves sideways, in a ‘C’ or an ‘S’ shape, and the spine can twist at the same time. Symptoms vary significantly from person to person, so treatment depends entirely on the individual.

The British Chiropractic Association recommends avoid being stationary at a desk for more than forty minutes at a time, and to ensure good posture while working.

Pilates exercises can benefit those with scoliosis and are best done under the supervision of a certified teacher with relevant knowledge. Read this article from Spectator Health.

The NHS has a free video with exercises for scoliosis. It covers:

For these exercises, focus on creating as much symmetry in your body as you can. Do up to 8 repetitions of each, identify your weaker side and do an extra 8 on that side.

  • Standing pelvic tilt
  • Standing side bend
  • Semi-supine level your shoulders and hips
  • Supine hip hitching (slide alternate legs along the floor away from  you)
  • Pull knees to chest to stretch lower back
  • Chicken wing arms with
    • pelvic tilts while squeezing glut’s
    • spine curls
    • spine curls on one leg (the other in single knee fold)
  • Pull knees to chest to stretch lower back and circle them
  • Side-lying with legs bent
    • Oysters
    • Large leg circles in parallel with foot flexed (both directions)
  • Sitting with crossed-legs
    • Spine twists
    • Back bend, supported by hands on the floor behind your back