Exercises reduce the progression rate of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: Results of a comprehensive systematic review of the literature

@article{Negrini2008ExercisesRT,
  title={Exercises reduce the progression rate of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: Results of a comprehensive systematic review of the literature},
  author={Stefano Negrini and Claudia Fusco and Silvia Minozzi and Salvatore Atanasio and Fabio Zaina and Michele Romano},
  journal={Disability and Rehabilitation},
  year={2008},
  volume={30},
  pages={772 - 785}
}
Background. A previously published systematic review (Ped.Rehab.2003 – DARE 2004) documented the existence of the evidence of level 2a (Oxford EBM Centre) on the efficacy of specific exercises to reduce the progression of AIS (Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis). Aim. To confirm whether the indication for treatment with specific exercises for AIS has changed in recent years. Study design. Systematic review. Methods. A bibliographic search with strict inclusion criteria (patients treated… 
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