I'm a chiropractor so I'll likely not tell you anything you haven't heard from yours. It really is a couple of issues. What degree of scoliosis curvature are we talking? Pelvic unleveling? Were you diagnosed with an anotomical short leg or is there a functionally short one? An anatomical variant can be greatly helped with a shoe lift, while with the functional sort its more due to muscle tightness and misalignment of joints and neurological balancing. I tend toward a minimalist approach first, since getting somebody out of orthotics is much tougher once they become dependent on them. However, switching to minimalist shoes can be a tall order when trying to make that switch later in life. In the end it should be considered an intervention (minimalist or orthotics) that you monitor either way. I expect you and your chiropractor will do so. Do check into your condition in regards to the questions I asked though. It may help you in discussing best options.
Last edited by Neckhammer; 09-03-2013 at 10:26 AM.
3 years "low carb" Primal.
Dietary hierarchy is: Fatty and gelatinous meat/eggs/seafood/offal > raw and fermented dairy > nuts and seeds > fruit > starch > veggies > everything else.
Backyard permaculture, gardening, and fermentation as healthy hobbies. Lift heavy stuff and move a lot.