Scoliosis is a curve of the spine that occurs mainly in the thoracic and lumbar region of the spine. There can be structural or postural in nature. Mild scoliosis/postural can be managed by exercises and postural and lifestyle advice. Severe scoliosis is thought to be hereditary and bony in nature and may require an orthopaedic review.
Physiotherapy aims to provide exercises to promote good alignment and increase length in tissue/muscle that are being compressed due to the curve.