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"Rehabilitation schools for scoliosis" thematic series: describing the methods and results

Manuel D Rigo1* and Theodoros B Grivas2

Author Affiliations

1 Institute E. Salvá, Vía Augusta 185, 08021, Barcelona, Spain

2 Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, "Tzanio" General Hospital - NHS, Tzani & Afendouli str, 18536, Piraeus, Greece

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Scoliosis 2010, 5:27  doi:10.1186/1748-7161-5-27

Published: 24 December 2010

Abstract

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 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 the SCOLIOSIS Journal is going to do through the "Rehabilitation Schools for Scoliosis" Thematic Series, where technical papers coming from the different schools will be published.