Posture Correction in Children with Idiopathic Scoliosis

May 02, 2019 - by admin - in Schroth Physiotherapy for Scoliosis, Scoliosis

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Parents of children with Idiopathic Scoliosis often have great intentions when instructing them to ‘straighten their back’. Parents are naturally concerned about the progression of the scoliosis.  They can often be thinking about the condition even more than the child does. However, what actually happens to a child’s posture when we give them quick posture

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The Impact of Schroth Therapy on Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis with a High Risk of Curve Progression

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Idiopathic scoliosis (IS) occurs in about 5% of the adolescent population. The Cobb angle is often used to help determine the course of treatment. Generally, curves below 25 degrees are treated with Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercises (PSSE). This can include physical therapies such as Schroth. Once a curve gets to about 45 degrees the word

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Body Image and Scoliosis

April 25, 2019 - by admin - in Scoliosis, Scoliosis and the Mind

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Body image is not simply the perception of appearance. It is a multi-faceted construct that requires attention in scoliosis. Body image is defined as ‘a multidimensional psychological experience of embodiment that comprises evaluative thoughts, beliefs, feelings, behaviors’. It is strongly related to self esteem and quality of life. Adolescence is a period marked by important

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Update on Bracing for Scoliosis

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Idiopathic Scoliosis (IS) is a three-dimensional deformity of the spine. It is characterised by a lateral curve with a Cobb angle fo 10 degrees or more. Bracing is one type of conservative therapy used for scoliosis. There are many different brace designs. They all have the same objective: to restore the normal contours and alignment

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Update on Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercises

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For years there has been the dogma of ‘no evidence’ about the efficacy of bracing and specific exercises for scoliosis. We have recently overcome the bracing dogma. We now have evidence that bracing is effective as a conservative treatment for scoliosis. Unfortunately the dogma against the benefits of Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercises (PSSE) for scoliosis still

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Schroth physiotherapy for scoliosis: What does the research say?

January 09, 2019 - by admin - in Schroth Physiotherapy for Scoliosis

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What does the research say? Schroth physiotherapy is specific therapy for scoliosis. In the research they sometimes fall under the name ‘Physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises’ or PSSE. Recent research is providing more and more support for PSSE for adolescents and adults with idiopathic scoliosis. One of the most recent studies on Schroth specifically for adolescent idiopathic

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