Rib hump due to adolescent scoliosis in an 11 yr old boy

Photos showing a patient before and after treatment at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic, Chertsey, Surrey.

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This eleven year old boy was brought into clinic by his parents for a check of his spine because of a family history of scoliosis. Viewing his back in a standing posture the evidence of scoliosis was not yet marked and therefore not easy to be picked up by his parents. However, clinical testing showed the presence of a left sided ‘rib-hump’ with an associated bending of the spine. This can be clearly seen in the left¬†photograph, before treatment started, where the red line does not sit level across the entire rib cage and the left ribs rise up on that side, with the spine bending over towards the right.¬†Examination of this patient using our whole body approach, also revealed mechanical dysfunctions in his pelvis which would give an un-level base for the spine to sit on, as well as torsioning of the hips and legs, causing flattened arches in the feet. Continue reading to see how our whole body treatment helped reduce this scoliotic rib hump after six treatment sessions. Continue reading