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Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders

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Educational therapy of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treated by brace

  • Jean-Claude Bernard1,
  • Julie Deceuninck1,
  • Muriele Schneider1,
  • Laurence Moisson1,
  • Audrey Combey1,
  • Rachel Bard1,
  • Anne-Lise Nogues1,
  • Laurence Burel1,
  • Gregory Notin2 and
  • Lydie Journoud2
Scoliosis20149(Suppl 1):P1

Published: 4 December 2014


Public HealthPhysical ActivityYoung ChildConservative TreatmentAdaptability Capacity


Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treated by brace assent with The Patient Educational Therapy (PET) according to the “ARS” in 2013.


Adolescents between 12 and 15 years old with a tolerance for younger children who are still in adolescent problematic. Evolutional scoliosis diagnosis and orthopedic treatment indication.


Improve compliance.

Improve understanding about scoliosis and its progress.

Preserve quality of life.


Educational diagnosis during the week of brace adaptation.

PET program is shape by 5 workshop on 1 day: expression group between adolescents, around the brace, experience about daily life with the brace, physical activity with brace, expression group between parents.


The PET objectives engage the adolescent, his parents, his physiotherapist and his physician on the conservative treatment of scoliosis and allow each of them to acquire adaptability capacities and self-care capacities. Evaluation questionnaires completed by the adolescent and his parents are in analysis.

Authors’ Affiliations

CMCR des Massues, Lyon, France
Ets Lecante, Lyon, France


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