Active self-correction and task-oriented exercises reduce spinal deformity and improve quality of life in subjects with mild adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Results of a randomised controlled trial

Marco Monticone, Emilia Ambrosini, Daniele Cazzaniga, Barbara Rocca, Simona Ferrante

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the effect of a programme of active self-correction and task-oriented exercises on spinal deformities and health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients with mild adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) (Cobb angle 5°), whereas the control group remained stable. Analysis of all of the secondary outcome measures revealed significant effects of time, group and time by group interaction in favour of the experimental group. Conclusions: The programme of active self-correction and task-oriented exercises was superior to traditional exercises in reducing spinal deformities and enhancing the HRQL in patients with mild AIS. The effects lasted for at least 1 year after the intervention ended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1204-1214
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Spine Journal
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
  • Education
  • Rehabilitation
  • Self-correction
  • Task-oriented exercises

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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