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HOW TO PREVENT AND TREAT SCOLIOSIS With Pilates and Physiotherapy 如何預防和治療脊柱側彎 普拉提與物理治療

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Scoliosis is a common medical condition where a person’s spine is curved like an “S” or “C” shape. A healthy spine should be a straight line but due to inheritance or bad posture, this condition is commonly found curved.

Scolosis is usually found in youths, predominately females. According to the HK Department of Health, a survey conducted in 2006/07, there are 16.7% students are suffering from Scoliosis, compared to a survey in 1999/00, there is a 7% increase.

There are generally three causes of Scoliosis, which are Congenital (inborn), Neuromuscular and Idiopathic. Congenital scoliosis happens due to the formation of the spine bones during development in the womb. Neuromuscular scoliosis is caused by problems such as poor muscle control, muscle weakness or paralysis. Idiopathic scoliosis is an unknown cause yet the most common type in youths.

Although Idiopathic scoliosis seems to be the least disruptive to our daily lives, the effects of this condition could start from a simple back pain which could easily escalate to diminishing lung function due to the distortion and stiffness of the rib cage. Other complications of scoliosis include low back arthritis and pain as an adult; respiratory problems; self-image – the asymmetry of the trunk will look awkward.

To prevent scoliosis from worsening or to improve the condition, there are a few different options. Posture training such as Pilates acts as an important role in prevention and treatment of scoliosis. Pilates helps slow down curving of the spine by strengthening their core muscles. When these muscles are strong, they help lengthen the spine and improve posture. This will help individuals understand how the body works, increasing awareness of the weaker parts of the body.

Physiotherapy exercises can also help with the prevention of scoliosis. A well-trainedphysiotherapist will be able to assess and classify curve patterns. Performing correct breathing and strengthening exercises will help with the individual’s alignment.

Simple exercises can be done at Iso Fit, at home or even at the office to help to strengthen the correct muscle and improve alignment.

脊柱側彎是一種常見的情況-當一個人的脊柱彎曲像一個“S”或“C”形。一個健康的脊椎應該是一條直線,但由於​​遺傳或錯誤姿勢,這種彎曲的情況很常見。

脊柱側彎通常發現在青少年身上,主要為女性。根據香港衛生署於2006/07年度進行的調查顯示,有16.7%的學生患有脊柱側彎,而在1999/00年的一項調查顯示,患者更增加7%。

脊柱側彎通常有三種原因,分別是先天性的(天生的)、神經肌肉性和特發性。先天性脊柱側彎-在子宮中的形成時因脊椎骨骼的發育不當而引起。神經肌肉性脊柱側彎-是由缺乏肌肉控制能力、肌肉無力或麻痺等問題引起。而特發性脊柱側彎則是一種原因不明卻是青少年間最常見的問題。

儘管特發性脊柱側彎似乎是我們的日常生活中破壞性最低的,但它的影響力卻可以從一個簡單的背部疼痛升級到因肋骨的變形和僵硬而削弱肺功能。脊柱側彎的其他併發症包括腰背關節炎和疼痛。作為一個成年人,呼吸困難、因主幹的不對稱令自我形象低落,會確實很尷尬。

要防止脊柱側彎惡化或改善病情,這裡有幾個不同的選項。姿勢訓練如普拉提,在預防脊柱側凸和治療中起重要作用。普拉提的加強核心肌肉訓練有助於減緩脊椎的彎曲。當這些肌肉都很強時,他們幫助拉長脊柱,改善體態。這將有助於了解身體運作,增加對身體弱部分的認識。

物理治療也可以預防脊柱側彎。一個訓練有素的物理治療師將能夠評估和分類的脊柱的曲線圖案。而有正確的呼吸和加強鍛煉將有助於脊柱對齊。



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