Effects of three-dimension Schroth exercises and Kinesio taping on general mobility of vertebrae, angle of trunk rotation , muscle strength and endurance of trunk and inspiratory and expiratory muscles strength in children with Idiopathic Scoliosis

Teerapat Laddawong


This study aimed to compare the effects of three-dimension Schroth exercises and Kinesio taping on each variable in children with idiopathic scoliosis. Female volunteers aged between 10-18 years, angle trunk rotation >7 degrees participated in the study voluntarily. Sixteen volunteers were divided into Three-dimension Schroth exercises group (Con) and Kinesio tape with Schroth exercises (KT). Training session was 2 days per week, 2 hours per day for 6 consecutive weeks. Significant increase of maximal inspiratory pressure (Con; p=0.046), maximal expiratory pressure (Con; p=0.046, KT; p=0.047) and back muscles endurance (Con; p=0.028, KT; p=0.028). Significant decrease of angle trunk rotation at thoracic level (Con; p=0.046, KT; p=0.017) and lumbar level (Con; p=0.042, KT; p=0.041). Three-dimension Schroth exercises and Kinesio tape with Schroth exercises can increase maximal expiratory pressure, back muscles endurance and angle trunk rotation at thoracic and lumbar level. 


Three-dimension Schroth exercises, Kinesio tape, idiopathic scoliosis, angle of trunk rotation, inspiratory and expiratory muscles strength


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