- Another article looked at the effect of strength training in idiopathic
scoliosis. 12 patients with scoliosis used a torso strengthening machine
twice a week for months. At the end 1 participant went on for surgical
correction of her scoliosis while four participants had improvement
of their spinal curvature. This study, however, was very small, did
not include control group, and no statistical analyses were included.2
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Bernstein SM, Riddic MF, Adler F, Emans JB, Gardner-Bonneau D. A meta-analysis
of the efficacy of non-operative treatments for idiopathic scoliosis.
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V, Gulick J, Pozos R. A preliminary report on the effect of measured
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Spinal Disorders 2000; 13:102-7.