Scoliosis and Physical Activity

Do you want to get into dance?  Maybe go hiking?  All of these things are impossible if you have to wear a scoliosis brace, right?  Wrong! And this article will explain why.

scoliosis bracing can fit your lifestyle | (480) 892-0022
scoliosis bracing can fit your lifestyle | (480) 892-0022

Dancing and Scoliosis Bracing

In our last article we covered contact sports such as football, karate, and wrestling and wearing a brace.  This article will cover other physical activities.  First off, let’s look at dancing.  A lot of times, people have several perceived images of what scoliosis patients looks like. For example, a scoliosis patient is nerdy and one of the social misfits. Either she is a girl that has to wear the bulky sweater to hide her scoliosis brace, or if it is a boy that has scoliosis, he is scrawny, asthmatic, and socially awkward. Movies and television shows perpepuate this image, but guess what? It’s just that: an image.

Eva, for example, is a ballerina. She is slender, lithe, and like all ballerinas, she has to practice dancing a lot not only so that she can do recitals, but so that she doesn’t injure herself when she does dance. She can bend in ways and does moves that would make most people that don’t have scoliosis not only balk, but shake their heads in wonder. She is seriously considering joining a ballet troupe in San Francisco after she graduates, and has her whole life ahead of her. And she has to wear a scoliosis brace for 16 hours a day. Does scoliosis beat Eva? Not even close. As her father said proudly when she was fitted, “Nothing beats my Eva.”  But what about other physical activities such as hiking?

Scoliosis Doesn’t Stop Justin, Why Let it Stop You?

Justin is an avid hiker, and unlike a lot of our patients, he is adult.  He goes 4x4ing a lot, hiking of course, and even more strenuous activities such as rock climbing.  In short, he’s a 100% rock jock and you guessed it, he wears a soft scoliosis brace for adults.  He spends a lot of time outdoors, and he goes up trails that would make someone just back from Mount Everest look at him with their jaws dropping.

So remember, that if you have scoliosis, you want to follow your doctor’s treatment plan.  In some cases that plan is to do nothing.  In others, there is a treatment option.  And one of the best treatment options around?  Get a soft scoliosis brace.

Pivonka Family Chiropractic
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296
(480) 892-0022