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Scheuermann's Disease, and Postural Hyperkyphosis


Kyphosis is a curving of the spine that causes a bowing or rounding of the back, Increased rounding can lead to hyperkyphosis, a hunchback or slouching posture. 



Hyperkyphosis can be treated through non-surgical methods such as Schroth physiotherapy exercises, stretches, consistent postural correction and mobilizations. In severe cases of in Hyperkyphosis and Scheuermann's a full time brace will be recommended.  To improve the condition and posture and reducing Hyperkyphosis regular clinic visits, individual sessions and/or Schroth group physiotherapy and daily home exercises are required.

Radiographs of the same 14 year old girl with Hyperkyphosis before and after 6 months of daily Schroth Physiotherapy exercises, showing noticeable improvement.

(Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario)

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