Is Physical Therapy necessary AFTER Posterior Spinal Fusions for Idiopathic Scoliosis?

3-12-2024 [Slide 1] So you or your child just went through a four-hour posterior spinal fusion for scoliosis, a three-day hospital stay, has stopped their postoperative prescription pain meds, is finally sleeping and eating normally and your thoughts are about how to get back “to normal”. What is the next step in recovery? Commonly the […]

Back Pain in the Young Athlete

Why does my back hurt? Back pain in the young athlete is very common. It has been reported that up to 75% of adolescents will experience back pain by the time they reach 18 years of age.  As more youth sporting activities are performed year-round, there is a greater risk of sports-specific repetitive activities over-loading […]

Scoliosis in Sports

Scoliosis is a spine deformity in the side-to-side (or lateral) plane of more than 10 degrees of angulation.  The majority of the time this occurs spontaneously during the pubertal growth spurt in an individual with normal spine development, up until that time.  Currently this type of scoliosis is called “idiopathic”, meaning there is no known […]