Juan Du Plessis presents Research at Spine Society Conference

Posted on May 19th, 2017 by admin

Dr Juan Du Plessis (M. Tech Chiro) was recently in Tasmania for the 2017 Spine Society of Australia 28th Annual Scientific Meeting.

This meeting promotes the exchange of scientific knowledge amongst those who work in the complex and challenging field of spinal disorders.

During the event, Juan presented ScoliCare research – a paper entitled Improvement of trunk muscle endurance in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) patients undergoing Custom Scoliosis Bracing and Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS) treatment.

This research tackled the belief that scoliosis braces cause trunk muscle weakness.

The data presented showed how patients who underwent Custom designed scoliosis bracing treatment and SEAS treatment achieved an improvement in trunk muscle endurance.

The results were substantial, statistically significant and showed good confidence. For clinicians it gives confidence that muscle function will not deteriorate and can be improved with this approach.

Research such as this plays an important role in the continued expansion of knowledge about spinal health, and treatment methods.

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