Campbell River Chiropractors - North Central Vancouver Island


and Scientific Exercises Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS)


A physiotherapeutic scoliosis specific exercise (PSSE) program to treat scoliosis in children, adolescents and adults


A physiotherapeutic scoliosis specific exercise (PSSE) program to treat scoliosis in children, adolescents and adults

ScoliBalance® and Scientific Exercises Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS)

From Children to Adults, ScoliBalance® program and SEAS, are unique Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercise program, that utilizes a 3D approach to address scoliosis and kyphosis.
Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercise programs are the foundation of treating scoliosis. ScoliBalance® and SEAS require the patient to understand where their scoliosis curves are in their body, learn scoliosis specific 3D posture correction, perform specific exercises while holding the corrections and learn how to integrate into daily activities. The ScoliBalance® and SEAS programs can be perform in conjunction with custom scoliosis brace treatment or without.

Meet Our Scoliosis Team

Dr. Joshua West

Doctor of Chiropractic
  • Western States Chiropractic College
  • Canadian Chiropractic Association Member
  • BC Chiropractic Association Member
  • College of Chiropractors of BC Member
  • Scolibrace Certified, SEAS I certified (Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis)
  • World Masters Course: Principles and Practice of Scoliosis Conservative Treatment
  • SOSORT Member (Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Therapy)
  • SEAS 2, Scientific Exercises Approach to Scoliosis 2
  • ScoliBalance certified

Ashley Cross

Certified Athletic Therapist CAT(C)
  • Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy, Camosun CollegeDiploma of Sports Science, Douglas College
  • ScoliBalance certified

Jill Fontaine

  • ScoliBalance certified
Discovery Chiropractic

A Team Approach

Our Scoliosis Team will work together to achieve an individualized Program. Here is how it works.


Scoliosis Assessment

The initial scoliosis assessment will be performed by Doctor Josh West. A thorough history, examination, postural analysis and x-ray evaluation will be performed. Once all the information is compiled, a review of the findings will be provided, addressing any questions and the options for treatment. This may include observation, ScoliBalance, Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercises, bracing or medical referral.


Functional Assessment

If ScoliBalance, a Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercise Scoliosis is recommended, a functional assessment will be performed. The purpose of the functional assessment is to determine the patients’ baseline strength, flexibility, endurance, and flexibility compared to norms. This will assist in selection of ScoliCorrections and an individualized program to address the patients’ weaknesses.



“A ScoliCorrection is a postural position that achieves a better spinal alignment. It is specific to the patients’ curve type and postural presentation.” The idea is that our team will teach you how to hold better spinal alignment, while performing exercises, so they can be subconsciously held during activities of daily living.



ScoliExercies are scoliosis specific exercises that are an important part of the ScoliBalance program. These specific exercises are taught once the patient has learnt how to self-correct and hold the correction in the mirror image of their curve. While holding the correction, the patient is asked to perform the exercises.

The ScoliBalance® program is

the result of the combined expertise of healthcare professionals in physical therapy, chiropractic, and exercise rehabilitation. The concept was created by Dr. Jeb McAviney, a chiropractor with extensive clinical experience in treating scoliosis using a combination of Chiropractic Biophysics, SEAS^, and Schroth* (BSPTS) techniques.

ScoliBalance® can be

an effective addition to a comprehensive approach to treating scoliosis or kyphosis. It may slow down or stop curve progression, aid in the reduction of flexible scoliosis curves, improve balance in both the coronal and sagittal planes, complement brace wear to help maintain correction achieved through bracing, improve muscular balance and spinal flexibility, improve posture and body appearance, reduce pain, and improve standing balance to reduce the risk of falls in older adults.

When should ScoliBalance® be performed?

We recommend daily practice for 20 minutes. Each patient will be given an individualized exercise program based on their curvature and functional weakness, which the patient is required to perform daily. Usually, the exercise are perform out of the brace