Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) prevalence is 2-4%; a 20-40° curve has 52-58% probability of surgery; bracing and exercises can change this natural history. Published results, increased public knowledge, and growing awareness by surgeons is driving to requests of conservative (rehabilitation) services. A multidisciplinary team approach is a key to success according to the international Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment - SOSORT. Presenters of this introductory course will include 4 professions (MD, PT, CPO, PhD/PA-C), and 3 SOSORT past presidents. Topics: what AIS is, evaluation, current evidence, bracing and exercises schools, clinical cases: medical, physiotherapeutic and orthotic approach, Q&A.