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Advanced Care for Scoliosis in Victoria

person getting scoliosis careAt Aria Health and Wellness Clinic, we believe in offering a well-rounded approach to health, which means offering therapies for conditions and ailments that go beyond back pain. We happily welcome patients of all walks of life, from children to adults and seniors.

If you notice slouching, uneven shoulders or pelvis, poor posture, or a disparity in the shoulder blades, please bring your child in to get checked. Research has shown that scoliosis runs in families, even though it may not be known or detected. It’s important to also have siblings checked when one member of the family is diagnosed.


What Is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a progressive lateral curvature of the spine measuring 10 degrees or greater with vertebral (spine) rotation. This condition may develop at any age, though genetics may play a role in its development. When looking at the spine from the side it should have curves however, when looking at the spine from the front/back it should be straight. This is why catching it early is so crucial, as large curves begin small and generally provide better outcomes.

Several types of scoliosis curvature exist, including:

  • Idiopathic: the most common type, where the cause is unknown, and has the following subtypes:
  • Infantile: under six months of age, detected by X-ray and MRI. Care may include exercise, bracing, or even surgery.
  • Juvenile: four to ten years of age. More common than the infantile variety, it features a S or C-shaped spine.
  • Adolescent: from 10-18 years old. Most common type and more prevalent in females however, it does affect boys. Has the best prognosis when diagnosed early.
  • Adult: when present from childhood, it’s known as adolescent scoliosis in adults (ASA), and may be progressive or stable, based on the individual. De-novo scoliosis develops after the age of 40, and is progressive. Both are managed with rehab exercises, bracing, and surgery, in severe cases.
  • Neuromuscular: caused by underlying neuromuscular conditions like cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, or polio.
  • Congenital: present at birth, where the baby’s ribs or spine do not form properly.

patient reviewing xrays with doctor

Our Approach to Care

While a diagnosis of scoliosis can be unsettling, being informed and knowing all available options is important when making decisions about your child’s or your own health. Early detection is key to obtaining the best outcomes, so regular checkups for children are highly recommended.

Our unique, evidence-based approach to care utilizes Scolibalance®, Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP®) and Scolibrace® to provide rehabilitation and treatment for scoliosis. Scolibalance® is a form of a Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercises (PSSE) which are specific to each individual’s curve pattern and provide self correction techniques along with education for daily activities. Chiropractic BioPhysics® is a therapy designed to restore optimal posture and spinal alignment, while offering structural rehabilitation of your spine through CBP multivector traction therapy®, mirror image adjusting® and mirror image exercises®. When necessary our clinic works closely with a Scolibrace® provider to create custom 3D braces for your spine and curve pattern.

The assessment begins with a full history, examination, posture analysis and if required X-rays to determine the severity of your curvature. Each patient is unique, so your care plan is specific to your curve and needs. We also focus on spinal mobility and strengthening the muscles of your back and spine, to help restore optimal function, better posture, and ultimately a higher quality of function.

Ready to Learn More?

We can’t wait to get to know you and your health goals. Learn more about our focused, gentle plan for helping scoliosis naturally. Book an appointment today!



Scoliosis Care Downtown Victoria BC | (250) 384-8038