New conservative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis: effectiveness of therapy Tomasz Karski, Jacek Madej, Luboš Rehák, Milan Kokavec, Jacek Karski, Michał Latalski, Jarosław Kałakucki Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2005; 7(1):28-35 ICID: 443071
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Background. This article provides basic information concerning a new conservative treatment for idiopathic scoliosis, with appropriate asymmetric flexion-rotation exercises and special redressing positions.
Material and method. The analysis was based on 288 children with scoliosis and a control group of 268 children. The authors describe the most important exercises and provide a statistical analysis of treatment outcome in children with idiopathic scoliosis.
Results and Conclusions. Early detection of the risk of scoliosis and correct therapy through new conservative treatment based on exercises make it possible not only to limit the progression of spinal deformity (61%), but also, in some cases of incipient scoliosis, to reduce the curvature (32%).
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