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 muscle strength in children with idiopathic scoliosis



This study aimed to compare the effects of three-dimension Schroth exercises and Kinesio taping on several variables in children with idiopathic scoliosis. Female volunteers aged 10-18 years with an angle trunk rotation >7 degrees participated in the study. The sixteen volunteers were divided into two groups: ‘Three-dimension Schroth exercises’ (Con) and ‘Kinesio tape with Schroth exercises’ (KT). The training program comprised two sessions per week with two hours per session for six consecutive weeks. Significant increases 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) were recorded. Significant decreases 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) were recorded. In conclusion, three-dimension Schroth exercises and Kinesio tape with Schroth exercises can increase maximal expiratory pressure, back muscle endurance, and angle of trunk rotation at thoracic and lumbar level.


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


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