International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096

Jussi Timgren

Private Practitioner, Järvenpää, Finland

  • Research Article   
    The Role of Myofascial Trigger Points in the Treatment of Reversible Functional Scoliosis
    Author(s): Jussi Timgren*

    Background: The pathophysiology of reversible functional scoliosis caused by pelvic obliquity is still widely overlooked. The focus of this retrospective study is to observe the occurrence of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in patients with reversible pelvic obliquity causing functional scoliosis and leg length discrepancy (LLD). Method: A retrospective study of 100 consecutive first-visit patients in a physiatric practice was undertaken. The total number of patients included in the study, 111, was determined so that that the number of participants having a reversible pelvic obliquity, amounted up to 100. A Palpation Meter ® was used to determine the height difference in the iliac crests and scapular angles before and after the aligning manoeuvres instructed to be performed by the patient. The method of establi.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-9096.21.8.571

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