Scoliosis Deformity Reduction in Adults: Structural Rehabilitation Procedures Incorporating the Engineering Concept of the ‘Noncommutative Property of Finite Rotation Angles under Addition’

Bashir Al Srouji*, Melina Naee, Maha Ehab, Masoomeh Zamani, Mohammad Bilal, Amal Ahbouch & Supervised by Dr. Ibrahim Moustafa Abu Amer

University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Bashir Al Srouji, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Keywords: Scoliosis; Spine; Physiotherapy


Scoliosis is characterized by three-dimensional changes of the spine and is estimated to be present in 4% of the population worldwide. One of the major challenges faced by clinicians is how to incorporate 3D posture findings into the treatment plane.
The present study will evaluate the feasibility of conducting a larger randomized trial. This pilot study is designed to investigate the hypothesis that the Structural Rehabilitation Procedures Incorporating the Engineering Concept of the ‘Non-commutative Property of Finite Rotation Angles under Addition will yield short long-term improvement on scoliotic posture parameters outcomes in terms of 3D posture angulation, translation and rotational parameters.
A pilot randomized clinical trial study was carried out with 12 participants (18-25 years old) with AIS in a physiotherapy laboratory at the University of Sharjah. Participants were randomly allocated to two groups. The experimental group (n=8) intervention consisted of mirror imaging exercise. The waitlist control group (n=4) will have an initial screening using the DIERS formetric machine and will not have any intervention for the 2 weeks during which the experimental group are receiving the novel treatment, after this 2 week period, they will be re-assessed and the novel intervention will be given.

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