General Information



To better understand scoliosis, we first have to take a look at the role of the spine.

The spine is the framework of the trunk that:

  • Supports the head
  • Supports the thoracic cage
  • Supports the upper arms
  • Is embedded in the pelvis, which is supported by the legs.

Its functions are vital because:

  • It protects the spinal cord.
  • It allows proper functioning of the lungs and heart.

Its role in locomotion is to:

  • allow proper body balance.
  • control movement harmony and magnitude.

Finally, in morphology, it assures a good aesthetic of the trunk.