"Alternative treatment forms n. any treatment outside the usually accepted medical therapies for disease processes."
For most situations in life there are options or alternatives from which one can choose and the treatment of Scoliosis is no different. However, similar to the alternatives we are offered in every-day life, many are reluctant to stray from the path of perceived 'normality' and therefore assumed security to investigate these choices a little further, thereby confining themselves to the more conventional ways of life. Yet we all have a right to freedom of choice and knowledge, the problem though is that the majority seldom discover or know how to use it.
This is why this page is here; to provide an insight into the wonders and successes of alternative (non-invasive) treatment methods for Scoliosis...
As you will appreciate this is not a definitive list for the obvious reason that there are millions of treatment methods available each claiming to help in some way (from reducing pain to curing an incurable disorder), therefore I have only chosen to highlight the most common and relevant ones with the most scientific research to support them.
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Rehabilitation - http://www.scoliosissos.com
Rehabilitation treatment consists of an exercise program that is tailored to the individuals' curvatures. It involves stretching and breathing to expand the weak/crushed side and to strengthen the muscles to maintain this improvement.
Alexander Technique - http://alexandertechnique.com
Alexander Technique is a method that works to change (movement) habits in our everyday activities. It is a simple and practical method for improving ease and freedom of movement, balance, support and coordination.
Pilates - http://www.jumpanddance.com/pilates.htm
Pilates involves a program of exercises designed to help re-balance and strengthen the back muscles and spine, whilst giving consideration to the anatomical and biomechanical problems Scoliosis entails.