2011 SOSORT Guidelines: Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis During Growth.
Negrini S, Aulisa AG, Aulisa L, Circo AB, de Mauroy JC, Durmala J, Grivas TB, Knott P, Kotwicki T, Maruyama T, Minozzi S, O’Brien JP, Padopoulos D, Rigo M, Rivard CH, Romano M, Wynne JH, Villagrasa M, Weiss HR, Zaina F. Scoliosis. 2012 Jan 20;7(1):3. [Epub ahead of print]
The International Scientific Society on Scoiliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) has updated their 2005 guidelines on conservative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis. The aim of these guidelines 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).” The authors conclude that in terms of the strength of evidence for the recommendations there is a “lack of research in general in this specific area: no evidences of strength level I, very few of level II. We invite researchers to join this effort, and clinicians to develop good research strategies allowing us the collection of useful data and new evidence.”
I'm not sure how many of you are aware of the recent scientific developments and breakthroughs that have or are recently occurring in the field of scoliosis treatment. Prognostic testing/technology in the way of genetic testing and blood tests are now able to determine which early stage scoliosis patients are most likely to experience severe curve progression. This presents a new and unique opportunity for early stage scoliosis intervention rehab programs to reduce and eliminate many of the "at risk" smaller curve cases before they progress to much more complex and difficult large curvature cases. It’s actually quite revolutionary and amazing.