Scoliosis

“Here’s the Perfect Solution If You Want To Find Out WHY You Have Scoliosis & What You Can Do About It”

Why Scoliosis
Sucks & How it
Can Ruin Your
Life!

The 5 Warning Signs
of Scoliosis You
Must Be Aware Of

The Most Common
Causes of Scoliosis

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Our Approach to
Treating Scoliosis
Without Surgery

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, often occurs when children are just entering puberty, which is a stressful enough time without also having to deal with a physical limitation. The cause is not always known, although rarer forms are connected to neuromuscular origins, muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy. Yet through a range of treatments, including scoliosis specific physical therapy.

You can trust that you will receive the best care possible at our Fort MyersCape Coral & Estero, FL physical therapy clinics. Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance employs highly skilled physical therapists. In addition, our experts will evaluate your situation and advise you on the best course of action.

Call Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance today to learn more about how our physical therapy services can help you manage your neurological condition.

What are Warning Signs of Scoliosis?

In general, a lack of alignment in the upper body may indicate that a child has scoliosis. Specifically, if one hip and/or one shoulder looks higher than the other, or one shoulder blade seems to be more easily discernible than the other, scoliosis may be a factor.

In more advanced cases, back pain, a pronounced curve in the spine, or ribs that are noticeably more prominent on one side, can be a scoliosis indicator. Difficulty in breathing may occur, as your ribs press against one or both lungs.

Children with moderate and severe cases of scoliosis will often need more intervention than physical therapy alone. Bracing is common for moderate scoliosis.

In mild cases, however, physical therapy may be enough. PT can additionally augment more aggressive treatment for moderate and severe cases.

The Different Types of Scoliosis

This is the most common type of scoliosis, and its exact cause is unknown. It typically develops during adolescence and may be influenced by genetic factors.

This type of scoliosis occurs at birth due to abnormal vertebral development during fetal growth.

This type of scoliosis results from underlying neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injury, or other neurological disorders that affect muscle control and coordination.

How Does a Physical Therapist Treat Scoliosis?

Because scoliosis combines bending of the spine in multiple ways, it’s not easy to correct, but it can be done if you take the RIGHT approach.

Please watch this quick video below describing our approach to correct scoliosis and how we do it.

Let's See if We Can Help With Your Scoliosis…

Our Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Estero, FL physical therapist can help you retrain your body to function more effectively with your particular alignment issues. In addition, physical therapy increases your range of motion, as well as builds strength in parts of your body which have been weakened through misalignment.

Physical therapy is also useful for scoliosis patients who have muscles and joints which have stiffened over time. Through massage therapy, your physical therapist will ease this tension, while redirecting movement.

We believe in a holistic approach to care, considering not only the physical aspects but also our patients’ emotional and psychological well-being. Our compassionate team will be there to support you every step of the way, offering encouragement and motivation as you progress on your journey to recovery.

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Cyrus SettineriCyrus Settineri
22:54 04 Dec 23
Dr Sharon was diligent in dealing with my back and neck issues. She increased my mobility tremendously and the home exercises she gave me did wonders for my golf game and general health. I want to continue a program to increase my mobility even more and enjoy the benefits of painless activities. Her program has done wonders
Nancy SvecNancy Svec
15:12 24 Aug 23
Cindy SpangenbergCindy Spangenberg
22:35 19 Jul 23
Dr Scott Gray and staff are amazing, I could not put my arm behind my back.( frozen shoulder) with a few sessions of therapy also teaching me how to take care of it at home , I am good as new .Love this place:) Everyone is courteous, professional and very knowledgeable.
Steven KlauberSteven Klauber
15:32 30 Mar 23
In September 2022 I had a complex shoulder surgery and began a regimen of physical therapy with Dr. Sharon Sims of Back in Motion here in Verandah. I can only say that today I’m in better physical shape then I’ve been in years. By following her treatment plan I’m able to play “pain free golf” a couple of time a week and participate in fitness activities -- pickleball is next on my list. It wasn’t easy, requiring a lot of work, but it paid off. Thanks Dr. Sharon.I have been seeing Dr. Sharon for a few weeks. After the 2nd visit the severe lower back pain was alleviated. So much so that I have been able to resume golf with much better swing ( although that's not saying much LoL).If you need physical therapy this is the place and she is the right doctor.Be prepared to work hard. If you follow directions you'll be satisfied.
Pat PomPat Pom
20:00 02 Feb 23
Lorri AlbrechtLorri Albrecht
21:11 04 Jan 23
Dr. Sharon is a miracle worker! I ended up with nerve damage after a partial knee replacement and was very slow to recover. Dr. Sharon kept me motivated even though I was not seeing immediate improvement. I kept at it and she has helped me build back my quad strength and range of motion. She noticed I also had some back issues and the orthopedic inserts she recommended for me are really alleviating my back pain and helping me with my gait. I also tried dry needling and that also helped relieve pain and helped with my range of motion. My surgeon said it could take up to a year for my nerves to regenerate and I plan on continuing to see Dr. Sharon until I reach my goal of walking without a limp and being able to resume an active lifestyle. Dr. Sharon was able to adapt exercises so that I could feel that I was improving and her vast experience in the field was obvious. I strongly recommend Dr. Sharon for both flexibility and pain treatment as well as post operative care. She is the best!
Karl SchmittKarl Schmitt
16:25 01 Dec 22
Sharon is an excellent physical therapist, highly competent, professional and personable! She has been helping me with both my shoulder and my back. I am now comfortably walking, doing the elliptical and biking, and will be golfing and playing pickleball soon. Thanks so much!
P VandegriffP Vandegriff
21:25 10 Sep 22
I attended an arthritis discovery seminar by Dr. Sharon Sims and found it very informative. I booked my first appointment for an evaluation and the office staff made the process extremely easy and more importantly, efficient! Dr. Sharon's diagnosis was thorough and a treatment plan immediately put into place and future appointments booked. I feel much better after just 4 appointments. Thank you, Dr. Sharon and Back in Motion! Highly recommend!
gary reichgary reich
14:49 05 Mar 22
I suffered a stroke in early October 2021. The stroke mostly resulted in numbness and loss of sensory perception on my left side. However, Dr. Sharon pointed out that it also involved some loss of some motor skills along with a weakened sense of balance.Dr. Sharon has been working with me not only in strengthening my left side but also increasing my sense of balance which has definitely improved over the last several weeks. My golf game has also improved as a result of the therapy.Dr. Sharon’s diagnostic and evaluation skills are exceptional along with her ability to arrive at a treatment plan that has reduced some of the damage from my stroke. I highly recommend Dr. Sharon and am thankful for the physical therapy which she has provided.Thanks,Gary C. Reich D.D.S. ( retired)
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