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Table 5 Stated type, indications and goals of Scoliosis specific exercise (N = 58)

From: Scoliosis Research Society members attitudes towards physical therapy and physiotherapeutic scoliosis specific exercises for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Scoliosis specific exercise Frequency Percentage
 Schroth 33 57 %
 SEAS 12 21 %
 FITS 11 19 %
 Side Shift 13 22 %
 Lyon 4 7 %
 Dobomed 1 2 %
Indications   
 Small curves 42 72 %
 Braced Curves 49 84 %
 Pre-operative 18 31 %
 Post-operative 12 21 %
 Patient request 3 5 %
 Pain 2 3 %
 Non-athletes in particular 1 2 %
Goals   
 Prevent Progression 35 60 %
 Prevent Surgery 19 33 %
 Postpone Surgery 12 21 %
 Improve Post-operative Outcomes 20 34 %
 Improve Aesthetics 36 62 %
 Improve quality of life 31 53 %
 Decrease pain when present 1 2 %
 General Fitness 1 2 %
 Improve brace results 1 2 %
 Muscle strengthening 2 3 %
Why don’t you prescribe Scoliosis Specific Exercise   
 No access 63 31 %
 No Patient Interest 12 6 %
 No value 108 53 %
 No research 149 73 %
 Cost 4 2 %
 Lack of exposure/experience 5 2 %
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