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Corrective exercises in multimodality therapy of idiopathic scoliosis in children - analysis of six weeks efficiency - pilot study.

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Children's Rehabilitation Center of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Saint Petersburg, Russia.


The program of the special corrective exercises according to Schroth method in H.R. Weiss modification was carried out in multimodality conservative therapy of idiopathic scoliosis in our clinic. Efficacy of the treatment was evaluated in 21 patients treated with the six week physiotherapy program. Initial state of musculoskeletal system and efficacy of therapy was evaluated with instrumental diagnostic techniques: the computer optical topography, the electromyography of paravertebral muscles and the stabilometry. According to the data of clinical investigation and instrumental testing the Schroth program of therapeutic exercises modified by H.-R.Weiss improves efficacy of therapy in children with idiopathic scoliosis.

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