Exercises for scoliosis - strengthening muscles that support the spine

May 1, 2014

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 exercises for scoliosis
 Exercises for scoliosis mainly aimed at strengthening the muscles that support the spine. Only in scoliosis of the second degree in the medical complex gymnastic exercises are introduced to correct spinal deformity - at this stage of the disease can get rid of scoliosis using the exercise therapy.


What physical exercise is good for scoliosis

Useful pulling for scoliosis, they contribute to spinal traction Spinal traction: dry or snorkeling - what is right for you?  Spinal traction: dry or snorkeling - what is right for you?
 . A popular exercise such as push-ups, for scoliosis can not carry all, since they can contribute to the progression of the disease. Not all shows and run for scoliosis, especially wary of it should be treated as a child, but the adult patients with scoliosis moderate run can be useful. Gentle Pilates exercises for scoliosis in some cases, can be used, but only in consultation with your doctor.

Absolutely incompatible scoliosis Scoliosis - when the spine is curved  Scoliosis - when the spine is curved
   and bodybuilding - exercises with weights can have a negative impact on the state of the spine. Forbidden exercises for scoliosis - this exercise with yaw, exercises with asymmetrical loads and the same sports - badminton, tennis, bowling and others. It is undesirable to engage in acrobatics and gymnastics.

There are many exercises for scoliosis, but the patient can assign them only a doctor.


Exercise therapy for scoliosis

Complex physical therapy (physiotherapy) for scoliosis should always be conducted strictly on prescription orthopedic traumatologist and under the supervision of specially trained instructors.

Exercise therapy for scoliosis should correspond to the patient's age, type of scoliosis, the degree of curvature of the spine and the presence or absence of complications of other organs and systems, especially on the part of the cardiovascular system and lungs.

A set of exercises for scoliosis includes exercises to strengthen the major muscle groups supporting the spine - erector spinae muscles, obliques, quadratus lumborum, iliopsoas muscles and so on. Strengthening back muscles in scoliosis contributes to a correct posture Posture - a few helpful tips for those who want to walk straight  Posture - a few helpful tips for those who want to walk straight
 , Alignment of the spine.

Charging for scoliosis is type is generall therapeutic in nature, its composition also includes exercises for the prevention of scoliosis. For example, in consultation with your doctor, you can use the following set of standard exercises for the daily morning exercises:

  • starting position (SP) lying on his back, his hands on his head; dilute elbows sideways - inhale, bring back - exhale;
  • SP lying on his back; bend the right leg, bringing knee to the stomach - exhale, straighten out - breath; repeat the exercise with the left foot;
  • SP lying on his back, legs bent at the knees; lift the pelvis, caving in the thoracic spine (3-4);
  • SP lying on your back, raise one hand up and the other (on the side of the rib hump and curvature of the spine) aside - inhale, lower hands along a trunk - exhale;
  • SP lying on his stomach, one hand on the back of the head, the other on his chest from the curved side of the rib hump; bend the trunk - inhale, return to the IP - exhale;
  • SP lying on his stomach, arms along the body, palms down; raise your left foot while lifting the torso and leaning on hand - inhale, return to starting position - exhale; repeat the exercise with the right foot;
  • SP lying on its side on a cotton swab on the convex side of the curvature of the thoracic spine (at the side of the rib hump); hands behind his head - inhale, put your hands in the IP - exhale;
  • IP on all fours; pull the right leg and left hand - inhale, return to the IP - exhale; change the arm and leg and repeat the exercise;
  • SP lying on your back, arms along the body; raise both arms up - inhale, lower - exhale.

The main condition for the implementation of a daily charge patients suffering from scoliosis - is no sudden and rapid movements. Exercises must be carried out steadily and gently, so as not to activate the progression of the disease. In no event it is impossible to charge if there is pain on the background of an exercise - an exercise it is better not to perform. While improving the condition of the patient exercises that previously caused him pain, run smoothly - it says about the effectiveness of treatment.

All exercises to correct scoliosis chosen physician individually for each patient. Correction of spinal curvature with the help of physical therapy is only possible with scoliosis of 2 degrees Scoliosis 2 degrees - correction of spinal deformity  Scoliosis 2 degrees - correction of spinal deformity
 . Exercises for scoliosis treatment first performed once, but then gradually you can increase the load and bring to a repetition of each exercise 3-5 times.

Morning gymnastics - familiar from childhood, but still effective

October 2, 2008

 morning exercise
   Recently, some scientists have begun to question the benefits of morning exercises; even appeared theories about its harmful effects on the body. However, sport in the morning for many people remains a popular way to positive energy for the whole day.

 Morning gymnastics - familiar from childhood, but still effective

Life and Sports

Most scientists still believe that morning exercise not only gives energy but also improves sleep and helps to lose weight. The study, which involved women with overweight, aged 50 to 75 years showed that those who engaged in morning exercises, much less frequently suffered from sleep disorders Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
   than those who prefer to train in the evenings.

It is known that poor sleep affects the hormones that control appetite. Morning exercises, improve sleep, allows better control of appetite and thus promotes weight loss.

 Morning gymnastics - familiar from childhood, but still effective

Gymnastics Schedule

What exactly engage in the morning, depending on your schedule, physical training and the purpose of employment. As is often the goal is weight loss or weight control, it is useful to know how many calories are burned under certain loads.

  • Running - 295 kcal
  • Biking - 195 kcal
  • Swimming - 255 kcal
  • Aerobics - 240
  • Basketball - 220 kcal
  • Walking - 140 calories
  • Stretching exercises - 90 kcal
  • Strength training (moderate load) - 110 calories
  • Dancing - 165 kcal

During yoga burn fewer calories, but it can be an excellent choice for a morning workout. Yoga not only develops all muscle groups, but also contributes to the attainment of peace of mind. Yoga can be called a combination of sport and meditation Meditation - treats the body and the spirit  Meditation - treats the body and the spirit
   - It not only improves the functioning of body systems, and mental activity.

 Morning gymnastics - familiar from childhood, but still effective


If you do not like yoga, you can choose any kind of morning exercises. Ideally, of course, to engage in the great outdoors, but if the weather does not allow no or nearby park or playground, will be enough mat for fitness and a little space in your home. Swimming in the morning - also a great idea, but it is not always possible, if you have to spend too much time on the road.

If you have a lot of work to sit, be sure to include in a set of morning gymnastics exercises for the muscles of the back, shoulders and neck.

One of the biggest problems that arise with morning exercises - how to make yourself to exercise, even if in order to get out of bed, we have to have to make a huge effort. There are several ways to cope with them.

Firstly, you can not lie down after a wake-up call, otherwise you risk losing time, which must devote training. To do this, you can put an alarm clock away from the bed - you'll have to stand up and reach it to turn off, but for those few seconds of sleep begins to want a lot less. However, this method is suitable only if you sleep alone or your partner gets along with you.

Second, find something that motivates you. Buy a new tracksuit, that you really like, go in to your favorite music, think about upcoming matters with which you can handle, if only in the morning will force your body to work effectively. Can you negotiate with someone from living nearby know about joint exercises. Knowing that at the appointed time, you will have to wait for the other person, you will not succumb to the temptation to skip the morning exercises and sleep an extra half hour.

Remember, to develop the habit takes 40 days. This means that if, within forty days, you will be able to push yourself to engage in regular morning exercises, the forty-first day it will be a necessity for you and you will be no problem waking up in the morning and be engaged, despite the weather and mood.

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