In the previous post related to postural functions we saw an example of efficient treatment of juvenile idiopathic scoliosis. In this post I present an example of efficient treatment of idiopathic scoliosis in adult person. In particular, we are talking about the effects of a 4-week exercise therapy program (4 times a week), which was accompanied with additional home exercise. Main functional deficits at initial exam were related to limited hip rotation, poor breathing pattern, poor kinesthesia, and poor postural stabilization. Although photo shooting was not standardized, we may observe a noticeable improvement (left – before treatment; right – after a 4-week treatment) in position of the spine in transversal axis during Adams forward bend test. Note that cessation of exercise therapy would result in return of posture to pre-treatment level. This is another example that supports the notion that human posture, as one component of postural functions, is heavily dependent on joint mobility, sensory-motor control and breathing pattern, all of which are modifiable (i.e. plastic) in adult age.
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