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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, 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. We can fit you with spinal braces for postural support.

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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