Scheuermann’s disease usually presents during the developmental years. It can cause abnormal wedge shaped vertebra in the mid and lower back. The vertebrae growth happens at a higher rate at the back of the bone compared to the front which can cause a hunch or kyphotic presentation.
Commonly it is seen with adolescence between 13-16 and is more represented in males compared to females. Patients usually have pain when they extend backwards.
Imaging can confirm the diagnosis which can help track the symptoms and the progression of the problem. Your PhysioPro will use their hands on skills to lengthen the tight muscles and mobilise the tight joints to improve mobility and quality of life. They will then provide you with specific flexibility and foam roller exercises to maintain this improvement.