2. Physical Therapy Planning
The incidence of adult scoliosis is growing, and education in basic physical therapy planning and coordination of care for is important for all therapists. This chapter will discuss suggested physical therapy guidelines for adults with scoliosis in order for the reader to improve coordination of care and decision making when caring for adults with scoliosis. Suggestions for entry level treatment ideas using sagittal plane, respiration strategies, and stability will be given along with physical therapy modifications and precautions for adults with scoliosis. As with AIS and Hyperkyphosis, therapists seeing adults with scoliosis should ideally have specific continuing education or refer to trained therapists when indicated.