Scoliosis Physical Therapists in Las Vegas, NV

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Scoliosis Physical Therapy

Benefits of Physical Therapy for Scoliosis

Physical therapists at Lyons Physical Therapy, recommend PT as a pain treatment for patients with mild to moderate scoliosis. Scoliosis is a condition that impacts individuals with an abnormal curvature of the spine. Scoliosis causes discomfort and pain and, in more severe cases, lung and heart function impairments. Physical therapy can help mitigate this by improving the following:

1. Pain Management: Consistent PT practice with a licensed Physical Therapist from Lyons, can help alleviate scoliosis pain by strengthening muscles, improving posture, and teaching pain management techniques.

2. Improvement in Spinal Alignment and Posture: Physical therapy aims to stabilize or improve spinal alignment and posture through specific exercises tailored to the individual’s curvature type. These exercises can prevent further progression of the curve.

3. Increased Muscle Strength and Flexibility: Focused PT practice with Lyons Physical Therapy, can strengthen muscles around the spine, improving balance and mobility. Consistent PT can also help improve flexibility, reducing tension in the back muscles. 

4. Enhanced Respiratory Function: Scoliosis can affect lung function due to changes in chest wall mechanics. Exercises that focus on breathing can improve respiratory function and overall endurance.

5. Improved Functionality and Mobility: Physical therapy can enhance overall mobility, making day-to-day tasks easier while reducing injury risks by improving balance and muscle coordination.

6. Education and Self-Management: Therapists at Lyons PT, can provide valuable education on proper body mechanics, posture, and scoliosis-specific exercises that patients can perform at home.

7. Delay or Prevent Surgery: For some individuals, physical therapy could eliminate the need for spine surgery. If Surgery is unavoidable, physical therapy can delay it. 

8. Psychological Benefits: Improving physical appearance through posture correction and reducing pain can have positive psychological effects, including increased self-esteem and a lower risk of anxiety. 

About Lyons Physical Therapy

Lyons Physical Therapy offers an extensive array of therapeutic services, tailoring evaluations and treatments to each patient’s unique requirements. Our treatment plans feature guided stretching and strengthening exercises alongside techniques like electrical stimulation, traction, warm, hot and cold therapy, ultrasound, and iontophoresis. Our manual therapy techniques encompass massage, joint mobilization, manipulation, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy.

We accommodate same-day walk-ins and provide weekend sessions by appointment. At Lyons Physical Therapy, our commitment is to deliver top-notch, individualized care through direct, hands-on treatments for every patient.

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Our Process


Upon your initial visit to Lyons Physical Therapy offices in one of our Las Vegas area locations, you will begin by completing the necessary paperwork covering your injury history, past medical history, and current pain levels.

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Following this, patients undergo a comprehensive examination and evaluation by one of Lyons’ licensed physical therapists. This process includes a series of tests to identify your pain’s root cause. The physical therapist will also review the patient’s medical records, including diagnostic images and reports from other physicians.



Based on the information gathered from the patient’s history, medical records, and examination, our PTs will formulate a working diagnosis and develop a tailored treatment plan to address the patient’s specific injuries.


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Regular Physical Therapy Sessions

Patients are generally scheduled for treatment two to three times per week with our licensed physical therapists or a licensed assistant. These sessions will encompass pain management techniques, a supervised stretching and strengthening regimen, and the physical therapist’s manual therapy methods, which include massages, joint mobilizations, manipulations, and stretching of stiff joints.

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Progress Check and Reassessment

After approximately three to four weeks of treatment, the physical therapist will reassess the patient to gauge progress. During this evaluation, Lyons PT may update your treatment plan. The patient and our PTs will work together to create new programs and set new goals.

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Our Equipment

  • Mechanical Cervical
  • Lumbar Decompression Traction Machines
  • HawkGrips (Graston)
  • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Tools
  • Electric Stimulation Machines
  • Exercise Bikes, Ellipticals
  • Leg Press
  • Massage Tables
  • Arm Bikes

Our Programs


Lyons Physical Therapy: A Trusted Physical Therapy Partner in Las Vegas

Scoliosis Physical Therapy FAQ

The duration of physical therapy for scoliosis varies among patients at Lyons Physical Therapy, depending on several factors, such as the curvature’s severity, the specific treatment goals, the patient’s age, and how the condition responds to therapy. Here are some general guidelines:

Initial Intensive Phase:  For many patients, an initial intensive phase of physical therapy might last from a few weeks to several months. During this period, patients might attend therapy sessions several times weekly to learn and begin practicing specific exercises tailored to their condition.

Maintenance Phase:  After the initial phase, patients often transition to a maintenance phase, during which the frequency of supervised therapy sessions may decrease, but patients continue performing exercises at home. This phase can last several months to years, and periodic evaluations with a physical therapist are familiar to adjust the exercise program as needed.

Long-term Management:  Scoliosis requires long-term management, especially when diagnosed in growing children or adolescents. Physical therapy exercises may need to be adjusted as the individual grows or their condition changes.

The specific duration of therapy is highly individualized. Some factors that influence the length of treatment include:

Age: Younger individuals, especially those still growing, may require more extended periods of physical therapy to monitor and manage the curve’s progression.

Severity of the Curve:  More severe curves may require more intensive and prolonged therapy to manage symptoms and attempt to prevent further progression.

Type of Scoliosis:  The cause of scoliosis (congenital, idiopathic, neuromuscular, or degenerative) can affect how the patient manages the condition. 

Treatment Goals:  Treatment goals can vary from pain management and function improvement to attempting to slow or halt curve progression, which can affect the duration of therapy.

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