There is low evidence on the possible efficacy of exercises to treat idiopathic scoliosis, graded as C by the existing Italian Guidelines. Our aim was to verify if exercises quality has an effect on results. DESIGN: Prospective controlled study on idiopathic scoliosis patients that performed only exercises to avoid progression. TREATMENT: SEAS Group make exercises according to the protocol SEAS.02 (Scientific Exercises Approach to Scoliosis, version 2002). The CONT Group performed exercises at a local structure according to different protocols preferred by the treating therapists. Population. SEAS: 48 patients (37 females), 12.5+/-2.2 years, 15.1 degrees +/-5.7 degrees Cobb (degrees C), 9.0 degrees +/-3.3 degrees Bunnell (degrees B). The difference in the number of braced patients within the first year has been almost statistically significant (P=0.07): 1 in SEAS vs. 5 in CONT. Cobb degrees improved with treatment (P<0.05) only in the SEAS group. Clinical results (variation of at least 5 degrees C or 2 degrees B) were better in SEAS than CONT. Not all exercises for scoliosis have the same efficacy: this study proves the short term efficacy of SEAS.02 when compared to usual care.
A controlled prospective study on the efficacy of SEAS.02 exercises in preventing progression and bracing in mild idiopathic scoliosis / S. Negrini, A. Negrini, M. Romano, N. Verzini, A. Negrini, S. Parzini (STUDIES IN HEALTH TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATICS). - In: Research into Spinal Deformities 5 / [a cura di] D. Uyttendaele, P.H. Dangerfield. - [s.l] : IOS press, 2006. - ISBN 9781586036300. - pp. 523-526 (( Intervento presentato al 6. convegno Biennial Meeting of the International-Research-Society-of-Spinal-Deformities tenutosi a Ghent nel 2006.
|Titolo:||A controlled prospective study on the efficacy of SEAS.02 exercises in preventing progression and bracing in mild idiopathic scoliosis|
|Parole Chiave:||idiopathic scoliosis; physical exercises; rehabilitation; controlled study|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/34 - Medicina Fisica e Riabilitativa|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|