The Role of Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Scoliosis

Maureen Dwight, Josette Bettany-Saltikov, Eric Parent

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    The role of physiotherapists in the treatment of scoliosis can be somewhat unclear and sometimes controversial. Many therapists have little exposure to the treatment of this condition4 5 which is in part related to the lack of education on spinal deformities at university as well as the relatively low acceptance rate by scoliosis surgeons and specialists for the inclusion of physiotherapy in the comprehensive management of scoliosis. Despite increasing research supporting treatment, the number one reason given for this lack of inclusion is limited evidence of efficacy. This article seeks to review the diagnostic factors which influence physiotherapy treatment and to review the known efficacy and role of physiotherapy in the treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)-
    JournalOrthopaedic Division Review
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2016


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