Evidence based position paper on physical and rehabilitation medicine (PRM) practice for people with spinal deformities during growth. The European PRM position (UEMS PRM Section)

Negrini S., DİNÇER F., Kiekens C., Kruger L., Varela-Donoso E., Christodoulou N.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE, vol.53, no.1, pp.125-133, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


INTRODUCTION: Scoliosis and other spinal deformities involve 3-4% of the population during growth. Their so-called conservative treatment is in the field of competence of physical and rehabilitation medicine (PRM) physicians. This evidence based position paper represents the official position of the European Union through the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) - PRM Section. The aim of the paper was to improve PRM specialists' professional practice for patients with spinal deformities during growth.