Scoliosis, lateral curvature of the spine, is a progressive disease which can be cured, to some extent, with the help different exercises. Apart from these exercises, scoliosis disease can be cured through physical therapy and surgery. While treating the patients of Scoliosis, most therapists use different techniques to exert pressure on the spine in the right direction to improve muscle tone and posture. Coming back to best scoliosis exercises, most experts are of the opinion that these exercises can not cure the scoliosis completely but they can reduce the angle and slow down the progress of the spinal curvature. Hence, the importance and effectiveness of scoliosis exercises can not be ignored.
Following are the three best scoliosis exercises:
1. Leg & Arm Extensions
To perform this type of scoliosis exercise, you would need a stability ball. Position yourself on the ball with your right fingertip palm on the ball. Now, keeping one toe down on the ground, raise and extend your left hand. Stay in this position for 3 to 5 seconds and then switch sides.
2. Back Extension
This is yet another effective scoliosis exercise which can be done on the stability ball.
While doing this exercise your position would be something like this:
• Stomach on top of the ball and knees on the ground
After getting into the above mentioned position, you would need to fall forward with your hands and arms raised up. Now raise your head and shoulders in such a way that your back is parallel with the ball.
3. The Spider
This is a simple yet effective scoliosis exercise. For this exercise, you need to stand against a wall at a distance of 12 inches. Now stretch your arms over head and fall towards the wall to land your palms on the wall. After getting into this angled position, the next thing you need to do is rise up on your toes and crawl your hands up the wall. Both these actions need to be done simultaneously. In this position, your body would be elongated enough to present a side view of a straight line. You need to hold yourself in this position for 25 to 30 seconds and then reverse it slowly.
In simple words, Scoliosis is the abnormal curvature of the spinal column. To improve the mobility of the spine in the right direction, stretching exercises and similar ones to these are the best scoliosis exercises.