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  • Pediatrics Section and Scoliosis Research Society Emphasize Importance of Early Detection

    The effectiveness of bracing in treating adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) has been well-established, but early detection is key. That's where physical therapists (PTs) come in.

    The APTA Section on Pediatrics is working with the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) to develop resources for physical therapists (PTs) on the detection and management of AIS. SRS has already issued Screening Procedure Guidelines for Spinal Deformity.

    Coming soon: More information from APTA on the role of PTs in managing those diagnosed with AIS.


    • I remember some years ago when doing scoliosis screening in a public school one day I saw about a 6-7 YOM child one day, seated with a high iliac crest on the left side and with a lateral curve. The mother told me he was being considered for surgery. As this is common in patients with a reversible pelvic asymmetry, I gently corrected the asymmetry with a simple manual posterior rotation of the innominate on the sacrum. The iliac crests were then level and the scoliosis disappeared. I instructed the parent in the correction and the problem resolved. I just thought you might be interested in this. Richard DonTigny, PT http://www.thelowback.com. http://www.greatseminarsonline.com

      Posted by Richard DonTigny, PT on 8/9/2014 10:09 AM

    • HI. I am a fellow PT. I am interested in learning more about scoliosis. Have you heard of a brace called the spine core flexible brace? I am wondering what you think of it. There is also some sort of spinecor exercies that supposedly come with it. Have you also heared of the schroth method of exercies? I am doing preliminary research Advise??

      Posted by Margie Schuldinger on 9/2/2014 9:53 PM

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