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Rehabilitation schools for scoliosis

The scoliosis rehabilitation model begins with the correct diagnosis and evaluation of the patient, to make treatment decisions oriented to the patient. The treatment is based on observation, education, scoliosis specific exercises, and bracing. The state of research in the field of conservative treatment is evolving insufficient. There is some evidence supporting scoliosis specific exercises as a part of the rehabilitation treatment, however, the evidence is poor and the different methods are not known by most of the scientific community. The only way to improve the knowledge and understanding of the different physiotherapy methodologies (specific exercises), integrated into the whole rehabilitation program, is to establish a single and comprehensive source of information about it.

This is what Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders aims to do through the 'Rehabilitation schools for scoliosis' thematic series, where technical papers coming from the different schools will be published.

This series has not been sponsored, and there are no conflicts of interest to declare.

Published in Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders

  1. Review

    Physiotherapy scoliosis-specific exercises – a comprehensive review of seven major schools

    In recent decades, there has been a call for change among all stakeholders involved in scoliosis management. Parents of children with scoliosis have complained about the so-called “wait and see” approach that ...

    Hagit Berdishevsky, Victoria Ashley Lebel, Josette Bettany-Saltikov, Manuel Rigo, Andrea Lebel, Axel Hennes, Michele Romano, Marianna Białek, Andrzej M’hango, Tony Betts, Jean Claude de Mauroy and Jacek Durmala

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:20

    Published on: 4 August 2016

  2. Review

    SEAS (Scientific Exercises Approach to Scoliosis): a modern and effective evidence based approach to physiotherapic specific scoliosis exercises

    SEAS is the acronym for “Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis”, a name related to the continuous changes of the approach based on results published in the literature.

    Michele Romano, Alessandra Negrini, Silvana Parzini, Marta Tavernaro, Fabio Zaina, Sabrina Donzelli and Stefano Negrini

    Scoliosis 2015 10:3

    Published on: 5 February 2015

  3. Research

    Conservative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis according to FITS concept: presentation of the method and preliminary, short term radiological and clinical results based on SOSORT and SRS criteria

    Conservative scoliosis therapy according to the FITS Concept is applied as a unique treatment or in combination with corrective bracing. The aim of the study was to present author's method of diagnosis and the...

    Marianna Białek

    Scoliosis 2011 6:25

    Published on: 28 November 2011

  4. Review

    Spinal deformities rehabilitation - state of the art review

    Medical rehabilitation aims at an improvement in function, capacity and participation. For the rehabilitation of spinal deformities, the goal is to maintain function and prevent secondary symptoms in the short...

    Hans-Rudolf Weiss

    Scoliosis 2010 5:28

    Published on: 24 December 2010