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Fig. 49 | Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders

Fig. 49

From: Physiotherapy scoliosis-specific exercises – a comprehensive review of seven major schools

Fig. 49

Patient with a major left lumbar-thoracolumbar scoliosis curve with a right pelvic shift performs a two-pole standing exercise applying the BSPTS principles of correction 1–5. Light brown arrows represent bilateral shoulder traction, which is required for stabilization during active self-correction. Light blue arrows represent bilateral shoulder counter-traction, which is required for midline spinal alignment. The light blue arrow pointing to the patient’s pelvis represents pelvic correction from the right to the midline, which is required exercise when the patient has a major lumbar or thoracolumbar scoliosis curve

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