scoliosis – kyphosis – spinal assymetries
Spinal assymetries, such as Scoliosis and Kyphosis can affect both children and adults. We provide non-surgical (conservative) treatment option for scoliosis, kyphosis and other spinal assymetries. We are trained in the various Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercises (PSSE), such as the Schroth Method from Barcelona School of Physical Therapy for Scoliosis (BSPTS), the SEAS Method (Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis) from the ISICO Institute, and the Lyon Method from France. While each school of training provides a different technique implementation, the requirements of PSSE globally are: Auto-correction in 3D, Training in Activities of Daily Living, Stabilization in Corrected Position, and Education to the patients.
Our Signature PSSE program is offered in 3 phases. We develop a comprehensive regimen that is individualized for you and guide you throughout the phases.
The program includes your initial evaluation, where measurements and tests are performed and collected along with a comprehensive history. Some examples of test are as follows:
- Adams forward bending test
- Scoliometer assessment
- Postural assessment
- Joint hypermobility assessment
- Respiratory function test
- Health related quality of life
- Radiological Studies: back view and side view x-rays
- Additional orthopedic tests
We develop a comprehensive program that is individualized to you and take regular re-assessment measurements to keep track of your progress and readjust the program as necessary.
the goals of our program are:
- Improved aesthetic posture
- Improved core stability and trunk strength
- Improved respiratory functions
- Improved spinal pain symptoms
- Decreasing the curve progression
- Optimizing participation in the activities that bring you most joy
Visit our FAQ section for more information on your diagnosis and available treatments.
I am a senior citizen who underwent double hip replacements about a year apart, and both times, I was under the care of Nara Yoon, for physical therapy which lasted for several weeks. Both my surgeon and my PCP were totally satisfied with Nara’s care for me. She is a very dedicated, extremely knowledgeable person, and a great asset to her chosen profession. I am very pleased to recommend Nara Yoon to you.”
I have been coming to PhysioElements for over a year and I never could have imagine how much I would learn about my body. I have been a patient with Dr. Nara Yoon and Dr. Kat Castro and both teach me something new about my body every single time we work together. It’s like I’m given a key to unlock a new muscle, each session is specifically tailored to my body’s needs. I am amazed at how the smallest adjustment yields great results and progress in how my body feels and moves. I also started taking the pilates group classes- and again each week I learn how to awaken and move a new muscle in my body. This new strength and flexibility translates into all areas of my life- I have gotten deeper into my yoga poses, better posture while sitting and driving, I am more mindful when I carry and lift my children. I can’t say enough good things – they are smart and kind women and I am so grateful that I found them and continue to strengthen and challenge my body.
Unfortunately I’ve had several injuries over the past couple of years that have required the services of a Physical Therapist – but thankfully I’ve had Nara Yoon to turn to for my rehabs. Nara was caring, attentive, and dedicated to getting me all the way back from my injuries. She took her time in explaining her plan for doing the rehab work, paid attention to my needs, concerns, and progress, and provided visual aids to assist me in doing needed exercises at home to augment the work we did together. Although I can’t say I’m looking forward to any future muscle pulls or injury I might have, I do feel good knowing I have Nara in my corner in case I do!
I have severe scoliosis and suffer from a horrible pain on my left side due to this condition. I have been going to PhysioElements for over two months now. I have never been so dedicated to improving myself and getting stronger and this is all due to Nara Yoon. The space where I do my physical therapy is so peaceful, clean and a very Zen feeling. She has a beautiful aura about her, very professional, and is an expert in her field. Her office staff is as lovely as she is. I have a long road ahead of me but I know with her dedication and her dedicated staff, that I am on the road to recovery . I highly recommend PhysioElements to anyone who has to heal themselves. You will be getting an excellent experience.
I, Emad Khaja, a retired architect had ended up with a fractured ankle, when I fell on the street while I was climbing out of my daughter’s Honda passenger seat. After I visited my Primary Care Physician, I was advised to under Physical Therapy. This is when I discovered Nara Yoon. First she asked me to describe what happened and how and when it happened, and if I got a prescription from my PCP. She hears directly from the patient, and asks questions to formulate a therapy course for the patient, for the duration the PCP prescribes. Nara is not only knowledgeable about body parts and their functions; she is very professional, trust worthy and very pleasant. She helped repair my ankle, and I can’t thank her enough. I take great pleasure in introducing, and highly recommending Nara to you.
I am so happy I chose to work with Nara. Her knowledge, expertise, and compassion make her an ideal physical therapist. Nara doesn’t simply treat symptoms; she attacks the root of the problem. Her kindness, superior skill and accessibility make her a rare find.