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Cervical Scoliosis case study

I love a challenge and this gentleman is certainly a case in point!

I saw this gentleman recently and devised a functional strengthening program for him as well as manual therapy techniques for his neck and upper thoracic spine. His xray below illustrates a deviation of over 35 degrees and the bottom cervical vertebra have fused. Note in the photo the atrophy (wasting) of his left shoulder muscles compared to the right side. I have devised a program to improve the strength in his shoulder, neck and thoracic spine. 

Front view of cervical spine with scoliosis convex to the left
side view of cervical spine scoliosis
wasting of left shouder due to cervical scoliosis