A 3 Dimensional Approach for the Conservative Treatment of Scoliosis
This introductory lecture and lab course is designed to teach the physical therapist assessment and treatment techniques for patients with curvature of the spine. Participants will gain a greater understanding of scoliosis as a 3 dimensional asymmetry with attention given to effects of scoliosis on the sagittal, frontal and transverse plane. Information will be offered related to factors leading to curve progression, spinal precautions, safe performance of activities of daily living, radiograph review, and scoliotic curve pattern identification with specific, basic treatment techniques. Advising patients in brace necessity, selection and wear with precautions surrounding various types of bracing will also be covered.