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Fig. 71 | Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders

Fig. 71

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

Fig. 71

(a, b, c, d): The “Hitch-Shift” exercise is indicated for patients with double scoliosis curves. A patient with a double scoliosis curve seen on radiograph (a) stands in a neutral position (b). She is instructed to transition into the “hitch” position (c) by lifting her left heel on the same side as the convexity of the lumbar curve while keeping her hip and knee straight. She then immobilizes the lumbar curve using her hand and “shifts” her trunk to the concavity of the thoracic curve (d)

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