Volume 2 Supplement 1
The effect of physical therapy on computerized dynamic posturography of an adolescent with idiopathic scoliosis: a case study
© Correia and Megna; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2007
Published: 12 October 2007
The aim of the study was to assess the effect of physical therapy on the balance of an adolescent with AIS.
This research utilized a case study design with n = 1. Balance was measured objectively using an Equitest system (Lake Erie Medical, Hinckley, OH, USA).
Following physical therapy, the subject demonstrated improvement in hip abductor function and balance. The post-intervention results also showed improved use of the hip strategy of balance.
The results of this case study suggest that physical therapy may be effective in improving balance in adolescents with AIS.
This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd.