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Table 12 Recommendation on “physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises during brace treatment and surgical therapy”

From: 2016 SOSORT guidelines: orthopaedic and rehabilitation treatment of idiopathic scoliosis during growth

Recommendation Strength Evidence References
1. It is recommended that physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises are performed during brace treatment B II [92, 112, 190, 191, 489, 492]
2. It is recommended that, while treating with physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises, therapists work to increase compliance of the patient to brace treatment B II [135, 320]
3. It is recommended that spinal mobilization physiotherapeutic scoliosis specific exercises are used in preparation to bracing C V [276, 347]
4. It is recommended that stabilization physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific Exercises in autocorrection are used during brace weaning period C V [290]
5. It is recommended that physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises in painful operated patients are used to reduce pain and increase function C V [348]
6. It is recommended that aerobic physiotherapy training be used prior to surgery. C II [493]