A controlled prospective study on the efficacy of seas.02 exercises in preparation to bracing for idiopathic scoliosis

Stefano Negrini, Antonio Negrini, Michele Romano, Nevia Verzini, Alessandra Negrini, Silvana Parzini

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Abstract

The Lyon school has proposed a preparation to brace wearing through an intensive mobilization in order to obtain a better reduction of the braced scoliotic curve. Our aim was to verify this hypothesis. Design: a prospective controlled study on consecutive patients having idiopathic scoliosis with brace management. Outcome: results after 5 months of brace wearing were reviewed by radiographic examination without the brace. Treatment: SEAS Group exercises according to the protocol SEAS.02 (Scientific Exercises Approach to Scoliosis, version 2002); CONT Group various type of exercises. Population. 110 patients (34 females), 13.5±2.4 years, 31.1°±11.1° Cobb (°C), 14.4°±6.0° Bunnell (°B). All parameters improved at follow-up in both groups. SEAS had better results than CONT for °C. Clinical results (variations of at least 5°C and 2°B) were better in SEAS than CONT. This study proves the efficacy of SEAS.02 exercises preparatory for bracing. Bracing demonstrated its short term efficacy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages519-522
Number of pages4
Volume123
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event6th Biennial Meeting of the International Research Society of Spinal Deformities - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: Jun 21 2006Jun 24 2006

Other

Other6th Biennial Meeting of the International Research Society of Spinal Deformities
CountryBelgium
CityGhent
Period6/21/066/24/06

Keywords

  • Bracing Controlled study
  • Idiopathic scoliosis
  • Physical exercises

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Medicine(all)

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    Negrini, S., Negrini, A., Romano, M., Verzini, N., Negrini, A., & Parzini, S. (2006). A controlled prospective study on the efficacy of seas.02 exercises in preparation to bracing for idiopathic scoliosis. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 123, pp. 519-522)