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Ortop Traumatol Rehabil. 2009 Sep-Oct;11(5):396-412.

Alternative methods of conservative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis.

[Article in English, Polish]

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  • 1Klinika Ortopedii i Rehabilitacji, Wydział Lekarski, Collegium Medicum, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Zakopane, Poland.


Scoliosis is a deformity of the spine known since Hippocrates times. The value of certain methods of conservative treatment remains controversial. Some of them have only a psychological value both for the physician and his or her caregivers. Based on current literature and the Scoliosis Research Society Report of Alternative Methods of Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis, we describe the effectiveness of various alternative methods, such as exercise, Dobosiewicz technique, Karski method, SEAS 02, acupuncture, Alexander technique, aromatherapy, ayurveda, ASCO treatment, biofeedback, chiropractic, Yoga, Feldenkrais method, Pilates method, massage therapy, rolfing, magnet therapy, surface electrical stimulation, PNF, Copes system, and bracing.

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