Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis is defined as an abnormal curvature of the spine, in a “C” or “S” shape, coupled with rotation of the vertebrae.
- These changes in the spine can have long-term cosmetic and physiological effects which can result in significant health problems if severe and left untreated.
- There is no known cause, although it does have a family link.
- It is most commonly noticed in the early stages of adolescence, during periods of rapid growth.
- Early identification is key to effective management and treatment.
If you have any concerns regarding the alignment of your child’s spine, if you have noticed some asymmetries, please don’t hesitate to contact our Physio, Rene Hamilton, for a Scoliosis Screening. Contact Karrinyup Physio to book an appointment on (08) 9245 1011 or email Rene at email@example.com