Scoliosis bracing: Potential effects on gait and balance

By Barbara Boughton Idiopathic scoliosis, most common in adolescent girls, is marked by a single or double spinal curve, hip and shoulder asymmetry, and pelvic obliquity (or limb-length discrepancy). These structural issues can be associated with biomechanical issues that include postural instability, decreased proprioception, altered lumbopelvic muscle activation patterns, and gait asymmetry.

By Barbara Boughton Idiopathic scoliosis, most common in adolescent girls, is marked by a single or double spinal curve, hip and shoulder asymmetry, and pelvic obliquity (or limb-length discrepancy). These structural issues can be associated with biomechanical issues that include postural instability, decreased proprioception, altered lumbopelvic muscle activation patterns, and gait asymmetry.

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Scoliosis bracing: Potential effects on gait and balance