Exercises for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Michele Romano, Silvia Minozzi, Josette Bettany-Saltikov, Fabio Zaina, Nachiappan Chockalingam, Tomasz Kotwicki, Axel Maier-Hennes, Stefano Negrini

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    Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a three-dimensional deformity of the spine . While AIS can progress during growth and cause a surface deformity, it is usually not symptomatic. However, in adulthood, if the final spinal curvature surpasses a certain critical threshold, the risk of health problems and curve progression is increased. The use of scoliosis-specific exercises (SSE) to reduce progression of AIS and postpone or avoid other more invasive treatments is controversial.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2012

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    Romano, M., Minozzi, S., Bettany-Saltikov, J., Zaina, F., Chockalingam, N., Kotwicki, T., Maier-Hennes, A., & Negrini, S. (2012). Exercises for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007837.pub2