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Brian T. Swanson



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Spinal deformity is a challenging spinal disorder in adults. A scoliotic curve of >10 degrees exists in up to 12% of the population. There is little evidence regarding indications for physical therapy treatment in elderly individuals with adult scoliosis. Current study results favor surgical intervention, but not all elderly individuals are surgical candidates. While surgery is the definitive measure, there is limited evidence to guide non-surgical treatment. This case investigated components of the Schroth method, as an adjunct to traditional physical therapy (PT) treatment. A Regional Interdependence approach (RIA) was utilized for a patient with scoliosis referred to PT for chronic low back pain (CLBP).

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Physical Therapy

Treatment Of A Patient With Thoracolumbar Scoliosis Utilizing A Regional Interdependence Approach Including Components Of The Schroth Method: A Case Report



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