SportAndSpineTherapyOfMarin_Resolution: Stand Tall

CHRIS KRUG ,MPT STAFF SPOTLIGHT

SCOLIOSIS FEATURED CONDITION Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine,oftenoccurswhenchildren are justenteringpuberty,which is a stressful enough time without alsohavingtodealwithaphysical limitation.Thecause isnotalways known, although rarer forms are connected to injury, muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy. Yet through a range of treatments, including physical therapy, scoliosis does not have to be disabling — or even noticeable. What Are Warning Signs of Scoliosis? In general, a lack of alignment in the upper body may indicate scoliosis. Specifically, if one hip and/or or one shoulder looks higher than the other, or one shoulderbladeseemstobemore easily discernible than the other, scoliosis may be a factor. In more advanced cases, back pain, a pronounced curve in the spine, or ribs that stick out noticeably on one side, can be a scoliosis indicator. Difficulty in breathingmayoccur,asyourribs press against one or both lungs.

Chrisspent15yearsasthefounding directorofanorthopedicandsports physical therapy clinic in Santa Rosa before joining Sport and Spine of Marin. He is passionate about providing excellent care and helping each patient become effectivestewardsoftheir individual treatment programs. Chris has worked at sports and orthopedic clinics in Oakland and Las Vegas. He has worked with

How Does Physical Therapy HelpScoliosisPatients? Your physical therapist can help you retrain your body to function more effectively with your particular alignment issues. In addition, physical therapy for scoliosis increases your range of motion,aswellasbuildsstrength in parts of your body which have been weakened through misalignment. PT is also useful for scoliosis patients who have muscles and joints which have stiffened over time. Through massage therapy, your physical therapist will ease this tension, while redirecting movement. Electric stimulation, iceandheatapplicationscanalso be beneficial for back pain and stiffness issues. It’s never too late to begin scoliosis physical therapy. Call us today for a consultation and treatment plan suggestions.

professional athletes including basketball players from the Golden StateWarriors,acrobats,anddancers fromCirqueduSoleil,EFX,and Lord of the Dance, as well as college and high school athletes. Chris received his BA in Biology with college honors from UC Santa Cruz in 1991 and graduated with an MS in Physical Therapy from the UniversityofthePacific in1994.Hehasextensivepost-graduatetraining in manual therapy techniques and orthopedic exercise progressions withemphasisonshoulder,kneeandlowback injuries.Hehasworked closelywithmanyorthopedicsurgeonstocreateandupdatesafepost- operative rehabilitation protocols. Chris likes to stay fit and have fun with a variety of activities, including basketball, cycling, hiking, disc golf, table tennis, and strength training. At Sport and Spine Therapy of Marin, we value our patients and are dedicated to providing the highest quality of physical therapy services as we treat the whole patient, not just the specific injury. Schedule an appointment today by giving us a call! San Anselmo: 415-457-4454 | Novato: 415-898-1311 4 5 1 2 1 7 7 3 6 5 9 5 2 1 9 6

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