In an effort to increase awareness of Scoliosis, June has been declared as Scoliosis Awareness Month.
Scoliosis is a common condition that can happen at any age, but is more prevalent in early adolescent years. It can initially present as a small curvature of the spine, but if left unmonitored can become a severe curve. Common characteristics include uneven hip and shoulder height with one shoulder blade sticking out.
Diagnosing Scoliosis in its early stages ensures that the most appropriate treatment is implemented to slow or stop the progression of the curve. If you suspect you or your child has Scoliosis, it is best to seek professional medical advice from your GP or a Scoliosis trained physiotherapist.