Scoliosis and Structural Integration
Scoliosis, simply defined, is curvature of the spine. The curves are usually "C" shaped or "S" shaped, creating a twist in the spine. A curve on one side will form a compensating bend in the opposite direction. Scoliosis usually occurs in the mid-back (thoracic spine) or lower back (lumbar spine), resulting in a deformity that occurs in varying degrees, most commonly, side-to-side. Viewed from the back, the curve can bend to the left or the right.
Practitioners of SI use connective tissue as the medium to create structural change in the body. Through a form of deep tissue manipulation the connective tissue is released and reshaped, allowing the body to become re-aligned and more efficient.