Orthopaedic Division Review


Sep-Oct 2016 – “Back” to Basics: an overview of the spine

Its fall, which for many means “back to school” or maybe just “back to routines”, so for this edition of the Orthopaedic Division Review we decided to focus on the “back” or more specifically the spine.

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  • Report from Chair

    September always marks a change of season. But before change, there is always preparation. The Executive and its Subcommittees have been very busy over the summer since Symposium and the AGM in Victoria.

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  • Clinical Tidbits

    When Does Scoliosis Matter? An Interview with Maureen Dwight
    Do you wish you had a better understanding of when scoliosis really matters? You’ll want to check out this interview with Maureen Dwight, a physiotherapist and an MSK clinical specialist.

    The Role of Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Scoliosis
    The role of physiotherapists in the treatment of scoliosis can be somewhat unclear and sometimes controversial. Many therapists have little exposure to the treatment of this condition which is in part related to the lack of education on spinal deformities at university as well as the relatively low acceptance rate by scoliosis surgeons and specialists for the inclusion of physiotherapy…

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  • Original Submission

    Rob Werstine has provided the ODR with an audio power point of the presentation he gave at the IFOMPT teachers meeting in Glasgow in July 2016.

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  • Student Corner

    We are pleased to present the new “student corner”. Here we encourage students to ask questions and then we will rely on our readers to …

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  • Other News

    The IFOMPT Member Organization Meetings were held in Glasgow, Scotland 2016. This series of meetings including our General Assembly were held on July 2 to 7, 2016. We exchanged many …

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Featured Articles

  • Improvement in pain intensity, spine stiffness, and mobility durning a controlled individualized physiotherapy program in ankylosing spondylitis

    Zsuzsanna Nemethne Gyuresik . Anita Andras. Nora Bodnar . Zoltan Szekanecz . Sandor Szanto

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  • Scoliosis: Review of types of curves, etiological theories and conservative treatment

    Halima Shakil a, Zaheen A. Iqbal b,*and Ahmad H. Al-Ghadir b

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  • The effects of a modified spinal mobilisation with leg movement (SMWLM) technique on sympathetic outflow to the lower limbs

    Vasilis Tsirakis a,*, Jo Perry b

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