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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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LAITA, Luis Ceballos; TEJEDOR CUBILLO, Cristina; MINGO GOMEZ, Teresa  and  JIMENEZ DEL BARRIO, Sandra. Effects of corrective, therapeutic exercise techniques on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: A systematic review. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2018, vol.116, n.4, pp.e582-e589. ISSN 0325-0075.

The objective of this study was to determine the effects of corrective, therapeutic exercise techniques on subjects with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. A systematic review was conducted by searching the Cochrane Library Plus, Pubmed, PEDro, and SCOPUS databases. Studies in patients diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis that considered corrective, therapeutic exercise as an independent outcome measure and symptoms, functional capacity, Cobb's angle and/or other angles or body asymmetries as dependent outcome measures were included. A total of 9 controlled clinical trials that carried out corrective, therapeutic exercise were included. Corrective, therapeutic exercise appears to have positive effects by reducing symptoms and improving function, as well as various angles and body asymmetries. However, further studies with better methodological quality are required to confirm these outcomes and determine the best therapeutic exercise intervention.

Keywords : Scoliosis; Adolescent; Applied kinesiology.

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