Dobomed Method, developed in 1979, by the Polish Dr. Krystyna Dobosiewicz (1931- 2007), is a conservative approach to Idiopathic Scoliosis, aimed at both deformity of the trunk and restoration of respiratory function. It has incorporated in its techniques both the position of the Klapp Method for the retraining of the normal 'kyphosis' of the thoracic spine and the technique of active asymmetrical breathing by Lehnert-Schroth (Lunes et al., 2010 , Berdishevsky et al., 2016). The mobilization of the primary bulges is carried out through a closed kinetic chain, in a symmetrical position of the pelvis and shoulders, emphasizing both the pelvis and the shoulders so that they are kept stable during the exercise and during the phase of inhalation and exhalation, respectively. active asymmetric respiration.
GPR Approach Specific to Scoliosis and Related Research: Presenter - Carole Fortin, PhD, MSc, PT (pht)
This webinar presents the Global postural re-education approach specific to scoliosis (GPR-SS) and related research. Idiopathic scoliosis is a multifactorial disorder affecting the muscular, respiratory, and sensorimotor function. Conservative brace treatment, although found to be effective in limiting scoliosis progression, does not necessarily modify muscle function and improve motor control or back pain. Prolonged wearing of the brace can even affect the respiratory function. Physiotherapy scoliosis-specific exercises such as GPR-SS offered at an early stage or added to bracing aim at preventing scoliosis progression and back pain and other associated impairments on muscular, respiratory and sensorimotor function. GPR has been developed in the 1980’s by Prof. Philippe Souchard based on biomechanical and neurophysiological evidences. GPR consists of active treatment posture and sensorimotor control exercises to regain back muscle symmetry and correct posture in daily activities. The selection of GPR specific exercises is based on a comprehensive evaluation focusing on body morphology, symptomatology, examination of muscle retractions associated with posture alterations and re-equilibration tests to assess scoliosis reducibility. Evaluation and treatment principles of GPR-SS for the understanding of the 4D neuromusculoskeletal organization of scoliosis are presented as well as some previous results and related research.