Treating Scoliosis With Myofascial Release: A Case Study

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These are before and after pictures of a female client who has been diagnosed with a 68 degree scoliotic curvature.  The pictures were taken 3 days apart, before an intensive treatment session on a Friday, and then after a second intensive treatment session on the following Monday.

The first picture shows a comparison view from the front.  In the colorized grid view, the center line is lined up with the mid-line of the client’s face.  You can see in the ‘After’ picture that the client’s torso is much more evenly balanced and lined up with her head.

The second picture shows a comparison view from the side.  In the colorized grid view, the center line is lined up with the middle of the client’s ear.  You can see that the shoulders are much less slumped and rounded forward, the torso is more upright, and the client’s abdomen is flatter and more relaxed.

You can tell that there is more room for progress, especially in the second picture.  The client’s head is still pulling significantly forward and her knees and legs are well behind the center-line of the body.  However, this woman has had chronic neck, back, and shoulder stiffness and pain, and after these two sessions, she felt much more free in her body, with little to no pain.  It was much easier for her to stand upright and move around with ease.