René Zweedijk*, Christophe Tylleman and Peter Schwind
Department of Osteopathic Education, Pro Osteo Privat Teaching Institution, The Netherlands
*Corresponding Author: René Zweedijk, Department of Osteopathic Education, Pro Osteo Privat Teaching Institution, The Netherlands.
Received: August 05, 2020; Published: August 24, 2020
Scoliosis is a frequently seen problem in the osteopathic practice. There are different types of scoliosis. The most disabling form is the Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). Humans are chaotic, complex adaptive systems. The consequence is that many different factors can cause AIS and that the onset can be sudden and quick. In this article we study the etiology of AIS by using the 2012 SOPE model of 5 of osteopathy. AIS has mechanical, neurological, respiratory, circulatory, metabolic and bio-psychosocial aspects. It also means that the osteopath should see every patient as unique and analyze all factors that are putative causal in the onset of AIS. Some treatment options are shown based on recent scientific insights.
Keywords: Scoliosis; Osteopathy; Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)
Citation: René Zweedijk.,et al. “Scoliosis and Osteopathy". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 3.9 (2020): 30-43.
Copyright: © 2020 René Zweedijk.,et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.