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Metoda PNF w odniesieniu do wytycznych Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) dotyczących leczenia zachowawczego osób ze skoliozami / PNF method in relation to the guidelines of Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) for conservative treatment of people with scoliosis


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Introduction: Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) is an international organization which determines standards for scoliosis treatment and research. Physiotherapy is a necessary part of treatment standards. SOSORT indicates which conditions must be fulfilled by physiotherapy methods in order to be used for scoliosis treatment. One of the concepts used worldwide in the process of scoliosis conservative treatment is Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF). International PNF Association (IPNFA) establishes the PNF teaching standards, application and related research. Aim: The goal of this work is to demonstrate conformity PNF method to SOSORT guidelines for conservative treatment of people with scoliosis. Material and methods: SOSORT recommendations set in 2005-2012 were used to analyze knowledge and information, according to the newest IPNFA agreements. Results: Conformity PNF method to SOSORT guidelines can be observed in: personal treatment planning; focus on treatment goals (stopping the progression of curvature, breathing function improvement, reduction in pain, aesthetic issues), possibility of special effects on the spine deformity (autocorrection of the spine and pelvis in three planes, stabilization of the posture, activities of the daily living and general health education). The positive influence of the selected PNF patterns on postural parameters of individuals with scoliosis was observed in the initial studies. Conclusions: Described in details structure of PNF method can be used in the planning of research. It is necessary to conduct research to demonstrate the effectiveness of PNF method in the treatment of people with scoliosis.










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  • Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego Józefa Piłsudskiego, Wydział Rehabilitacji, Katedra Rehabilitacji, Warszawa
  • Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego Józefa Piłsudskiego, Wydział Rehabilitacji, Katedra Rehabilitacji, Warszawa
  • Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego Józefa Piłsudskiego, Wydział Rehabilitacji, Katedra Rehabilitacji, Warszawa
  • Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego Józefa Piłsudskiego, Wydział Rehabilitacji, Katedra Rehabilitacji, Warszawa
  • Centrum Rehabilitacji Funkcjonalnej ORTHOS, Warszawa


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