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Table 14 Recommendation on respiratory function and exercises

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

Recommendation Strength Evidence References
1. It is recommended that, when needed, exercises to improve respiratory function are used B V  
2. It is recommended during brace treatment to use exercises to improve respiratory function C V [352]
3. It is recommended to use physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises to train regional respiratory strategies in order to promote the expansion and ventilation of specific lung compartments C V [351]