[The author's principles for treating small angle scoliosis in view of current concepts about scoliosis etiology and pathogenesis]

Chir Narzadow Ruchu Ortop Pol. 1994;59(3):189-97.
[Article in Polish]


Hypothetical assumption, based on phylogenetic, anatomical and epidemiological studies as well as on clinical findings led the author to the conclusion, that regardless of an etiologic factor and the duration of its action the chief determinant for preserving the curve is the contracture of the short muscles and ligaments of the spine backed by scoliosis action of the long spinal muscles. Taking this into consideration the author has developed a method for small angle scolioses treatment by means of gravitational counteraction and removal of mainly ligamentous contracture of the spine. That can be accomplished by flexion-rotation exercises supplemented by "segmental gymnastics". The principles are validated by 30 years of clinical experience and advantageous results.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Braces
  • Child
  • Contracture / physiopathology
  • Exercise Therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ligaments / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Muscle, Skeletal / physiopathology
  • Scoliosis / etiology
  • Scoliosis / therapy*