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ANYBODY WITH SCOLIOSIS OR MILD SCOLIOSIS?? what are some good oblique exercises?

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2014/11/01 19:02:56 (permalink)

ANYBODY WITH SCOLIOSIS OR MILD SCOLIOSIS?? what are some good oblique exercises?

Hey guys.
 
I have been diagnosed with mild scoliosis which is a mild curve in my spine. A more than usual arch in my back but nothing painful. The right side of my lower back just feels locked from time to time. While it isn't too serious, it's something I don't want to make worse. Does anyone know if twisiting oblique exercises are bad to do if you have scoliosis? For instance, would this machine in the youtube link be bad to do? 
 
Does anybody with mild or scoliosis know any great oblique exercises to do that put no pressure on the lower back?
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0ozFnyvymw
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    Re: ANYBODY WITH SCOLIOSIS OR MILD SCOLIOSIS?? what are some good oblique exercises? 2014/11/01 20:21:05 (permalink)
    Is it functional or structural ? If functional it must your lifestyle and or your exercise. If it's functional scoliosis my understanding is it's muscle imbalances and poor movement patterns. It's never just one muscle. It could be coming from anywhere, quads, hams, pirformus, illacus, psoas, compensation patterns galore    
     
    I see soft tissue work as a system reboot or a clean slate, then add the software this is muscle activation stuff - MAT, MET, functional first program or egoscue program, then add your hard exercise like planks
     
    You wanted a oblique exercise, I would look at the half kneeing cable chop and lift
     
     

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    Re: ANYBODY WITH SCOLIOSIS OR MILD SCOLIOSIS?? what are some good oblique exercises? 2014/11/01 20:30:41 (permalink)
    Here is a test for asymmetry for all MTer's, go to 2 mins in here and test your left and right sides in the half kneeling position
     

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    Re: ANYBODY WITH SCOLIOSIS OR MILD SCOLIOSIS?? what are some good oblique exercises? 2014/11/01 20:36:34 (permalink)


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    Re: ANYBODY WITH SCOLIOSIS OR MILD SCOLIOSIS?? what are some good oblique exercises? 2014/11/02 16:19:56 (permalink)
    Hey Muscle, the physio actually told me that my mild scoliosis was skeletal, so he just said to stretch my lower back when I can and sit down whenever I can. Oh and what will this youtube video actually do in regards to my scoliosis? Will this help with my spine at all? I'm just a little confused as to how this will help with the right hand side of my lower back?
     
     
     
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    Re: ANYBODY WITH SCOLIOSIS OR MILD SCOLIOSIS?? what are some good oblique exercises? 2014/11/02 18:02:26 (permalink)
    I'd recommend 1 set of visiting a better physio to failure.
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    Re: ANYBODY WITH SCOLIOSIS OR MILD SCOLIOSIS?? what are some good oblique exercises? 2014/11/02 18:05:13 (permalink)
    Very clever Aaron James lol
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    Re: ANYBODY WITH SCOLIOSIS OR MILD SCOLIOSIS?? what are some good oblique exercises? 2014/11/02 18:08:20 (permalink)
    I don't think there is much you can do about it to be honest. So did the physio say it was idiopathic or congenital? I've a mild case of it too that, although it has never been diagnosed, I know it's there. Do you have a difference in leg length as that's a common cause - I suspect this is the cause of mine. However, sometimes scoliosis just 'is'!
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    Re: ANYBODY WITH SCOLIOSIS OR MILD SCOLIOSIS?? what are some good oblique exercises? 2014/11/02 18:17:02 (permalink)
    None Lay. He just said it is skeletal. It's on my right hand side so I can sometimes feel it going down my right leg. I think my right leg is slightly longer. It doesn't hurt but I get an uncomfortable feeling sometimes. Sometimes my right leg moves a little different compared to my left one. 
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    Re: ANYBODY WITH SCOLIOSIS OR MILD SCOLIOSIS?? what are some good oblique exercises? 2014/11/02 19:17:53 (permalink)
    I've a weaker left leg, right from the hip flexors down. The left foot also has a tendency to splay out further relative to the right. This, I think, is the longer leg. Have sort of confirmed this by bending over whilst facing away from a mirror and looking through my legs. I can see my left hip sits higher than the right. Only issues that this has brought is that I really need to concentrate when squatting or my arse will shift over to the right when going down/up.

    Do you get any numbness in your legs?
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    Re: ANYBODY WITH SCOLIOSIS OR MILD SCOLIOSIS?? what are some good oblique exercises? 2014/11/02 21:43:58 (permalink)
    Wayne
     
    I'm not sure what he means exactly with skeletal, maybe it's another way of saying it's structural, if it's structural, then like what Lay said perhaps not that much can be done. I'd want complete clarity as to whether its functional or structural though. From my understanding with functional scoliosis is that many muscles are involved and you have a movement pattern or patterns dysfunction. I have had terrible back pain and leg pain years back but I never had any scoliosis.
     
    You said you had an usual arch in your back, I would want a whole body postural analysis, if it's functional scoliosis you make yourself better with soft tissue work - foam rollers, meilus robot, muscle activation - egoscue, and measuring where your dysfunction movements are - grey cook FMS
     
    Nobody can tell you if this or that exercise is right mate without seeing your FMS test and posture
     
    Google the names and things I have said above, Jan keller put together exercisers specific for me and my posture and movement issues at the time, you send him your posture photos and some movement patterns and he puts together a program for you  http://www.posturecorrection.co.uk/
     
    post edited by Muscle - 2014/11/02 21:56:05

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    Re: ANYBODY WITH SCOLIOSIS OR MILD SCOLIOSIS?? what are some good oblique exercises? 2014/11/03 15:24:37 (permalink)
    Sweet as thanks guys. Yes Lay I tend to get numb in my right leg, but this only really occurs when I have been sitting down with my feet up for too long. The funny thing is that my left leg will be fine. Oh and sorry Muscle, I should have been more clearer when I was saying what he meant by skeletal. Basically he said that my spine is naturally the way it is so yeah I guess I can't do too much about it. Thanks for the help
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