Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that most often is diagnosed in adolescents.


Firstly, let’s say that there are 2 main types of scoliosis: Functional and Structural.

Indeed, Functional S. is a type of scoliosis due to a muscular unbalance in the body. The spine presents a curvature but no rotations.

On the other hand, Structural scoliosis is due to a structural abnormality, like a bond deformation along with the skeleton and it diverges from a functional S. due to rotation in the spine, and not just a curve.

Said so, to diagnose the differences between functional and structural, we can ask the client to band forwards from a standing-up position, by trying to reach the floor with the hands.

As the client band forward, if there is torsion in the torso, that’s a sign of structural scoliosis.

About 80% of scoliosis, is structural.

There are then different levels of scoliosis:cobb angle scoliosis

  • Mild Cobb angle measurement of between 10 and 25 degrees
  • Moderate: Cobb angle measurement of between 25 and 40 degrees
  • Severe: Cobb angle measurement of 40+ degrees
  • Very severe: Cobb angle measurement of 80+ degrees

The Cobb angle is the most widely used measurement to quantify the magnitude of spinal deformities, on plain radiographs. Scoliosis is defined as a lateral spinal curvature with a Cobb angle of >10°.

Furthermore, the different levels of scoliosis can be defined as:


This is the most common type of scoliosis and as it doesn’t reproduce any pain at a young age, it is often missed diagnosed becoming the cause of pain in the adult stage of life.

It does affect more women than men.

Are you struggling with pain and or body ache? Book now your next massage appointment at Fitzroy North Clinic.


As per the name, in this case, scoliosis is associated with neuromuscular issues.

Often it is diagnosed at a young age, and the 2 conditions have to be treated separately.


As per the name, this type of S. is due to a bond degeneration at the level of the facet joint.

As per the result, the symptoms are like:
lower back pain, (that’s where most commonly a degenerative facet can happen), sciatica pain, and difficulties in walking.


Congenital scoliosis is a condition that affects a child that is not born yet.

As the fetus is forming, one or more vertebrae may fuse together, or bony spinal segments or vertebrae fail to form properly.


Traumatic scoliosis, as the term already described, can be the result of an accident or a major physical trauma.

Like a car accident.

scoliosis different type

Given now a clear explanation of this condition, we are a bit more aware of what a curve in the spine is about.

Corrective exercises are the key answer to scoliosis.

Physiotherapy is probably the best medical practitioner to refer to for corrective exercises related to this condition.

Said so:

Q: “I got lower back pain. That means I got scoliosis?”
A: “No. Lower back pain is one of the symptoms of scoliosis, but there are several reasons why you may suffer from lower back pain.”





Osteoarthritis. What it is? How massage can help?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease in which the tissues in the joint break down [...]

Understanding NDIS

The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) stands as a transformative initiative in Australia, particularly significant [...]

Benefits of Myotherapy

Myotherapy, a transformative approach to muscle and joint therapy, promises substantial health benefits ranging from [...]

Thai Yoga for Stress Relief

  In today’s bustling world, finding moments of tranquillity can feel like chasing a fleeting [...]

Advanced Thai Yoga Practices

In the realm of holistic wellness, the ancient art of Thai Yoga holds a revered [...]

Deep Tissue Massage Techniques

In the realm of holistic wellness, where serenity meets vitality, Melbourne Massage and Treatment is [...]

Thai Yoga for Beginners: Tips to Get Started

Embarking on the path of Thai yoga opens up a world where traditional practices meet [...]

The Impact of Remedial Massage on Mental Health

In today’s fast-paced world, mental health concerns are on the rise, making it crucial to [...]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

July Wellness Month - 15% Off

For the month of July, 15% Off on your first Massage or Treatment!

Celebrate the opening of our new location in Fitzroy North with an exclusive offer just for you!
1-hour session for only $97!

Book Now Button

Embrace the winter chill with our range of relaxing and therapeutic services designed to melt away tension and revitalise your senses.
Whether you're in need of a Lymphatic Drainage Massage, targeted Myotherapy treatment or Remedial Massage, Giovanni is here to ensure you leave feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

Don't miss this special opportunity to experience our new location and indulge in the ultimate relaxation.

Book your appointment today and enjoy a well-deserved escape at Melbourne Massage and Treatment.

This will close in 25 seconds