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Power Plate: The Second Batch!

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So, here we are again, back at the gym after a 2 week break (a much needed one!). I must admit I was a little "ugh I don't want to start beating up my body again" but as per usual I surprise myself at what this twisty body of mine can actually achieve!

We talked about how I was doing Power Plate twice weekly now, however, I have noticed that I am a little knackered after doing these exercises every Tuesday and Thursday so this week I decided to go back to once a week and see how that makes me feel. I will use the time I would have spent at the gym on Thursdays to concentrate on my yoga, plus I will be utilising my exercise ball to keep up with my sit ups. I am also swimming daily which is helping a great deal - now all I have to do is stop eating so many carbs! ;=)


I always start my routine with squats and I am doing this so much better now, the strength in my legs is so much greater which of course has positive benefits to my lower spine.

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Physical therapy intervention studies on AIS

ScoliosisJournal reported an article about the physical therapy intervention studies on idiopathic scoliosis - review with the focus on inclusion criteria
Background
Studies investigating the outcome of conservative scoliosis treatment differ widely with respect to the inclusion criteria used. This study has been performed to investigate the possibility to find useful inclusion criteria for future prospective studies on physiotherapy (PT). Materials and methods
A PubMed search for outcome papers on PT was performed in order to detect study designs and inclusion criteria used. Results
Real outcome papers (start of treatment in immature samples/end results after the end of growth; controlled studies in adults with scoliosis with a follow-up of more than 5 years) have not been found. Some papers investigated mid-term effects of exercises, most were retrospective, few prospective and many included patient samples with questionable treatment indications. Conclusion
There…

2011 SOSORT Guidelines: Orthopaedic & Rehab Treatment of AIS

ScoliosisJournal posted an article regarding; 2011 SOSORT guidelines: Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis during growth.

Authors: Stefano Negrini, Angelo G Aulisa, Lorenzo Aulisa, Alin B Circo, Jean C de Mauroy, Jacek Durmala, Theodoros B Grivas, Patrick Knott, Tomasz Kotwicki, Toru Maruyama, Silvia Minozzi, Joseph P O'Brien, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Manuel Rigo, Charles H Rivard, Michele Romano, James H Wynne, Monica Villagrasa, Hans-Rudolf Weiss and Fabio Zaina

The International Scientific Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT), that produced its first Guidelines in 2005, felt the need to revise them and increase their scientific quality. The aim is to offer to all professionals and their patients an evidence-based updated review of the actual evidence on conservative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis (CTIS).

Methods

All types of professionals (specialty physicians, and allied health professionals) engaged…

Pulmonary Function in Children with Idiopathic Scoliosis

ScoliosisJournal posted an article regarding the pulmonary function in children with AIS. Details are listed below.

Authors:
Thefanis Tsiligiannis and Theodoros B Grivas


Idiopathic scoliosis, a common disorder of lateral displacement and rotation of vertebral bodies during periods of rapid somatic growth, has many effects on respiratory function. Scoliosis results in a restrictive lung disease with a multifactorial decrease in lung volumes, displaces the intrathoracic organs, impedes on the movement of ribs and affects the mechanics of the respiratory muscles. Scoliosis decreases the chest wall as well as the lung compliance and results in increased work of breathing at rest, during exercise and sleep. Pulmonary hypertension and respiratory failure may develop in severe disease. In this review the epidemiological and anatomical aspects of idiopathic scoliosis are noted, the pathophysiology and effects of idiopathic scoliosis on respiratory function are descr…