Tag Archives: Terminology

Terminology – Diagnostics and Pathology Related to Scoliosis Causation

The following are some terms I’ve encountered in studies of potential causes for non-idiopathic scoliosis.  I will continue to expand this list over time. Aetiology: A variant of etiology (see etiology, below) Contracture: Muscle Tightening; a permanent tightening or shortening … Continue reading

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Terminology – Positional and Directional

Whether describing the condition itself, or positions or movements required for therapy, many important anatomical terms come into play for scoliosis, making it easy to get baffled and confused.  Hopefully, this reference will help. To avoid redundancy (referencing many of … Continue reading

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Terminology – Growth Potential

Remaining growth potential is a critical factor for scoliosis patients.  The more growth remains, the more potential there is for the curves to progress (get worse)… but also the more opportunity there may be, with treatment, to help correct curves … Continue reading

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Terminology – Scoliosis Condition Specific

(click illustrations to see their source) Angle of Trunk Rotation (ATR): The most commonly discussed aspect of scoliosis is the side to side curve (see Cobb Angle) but scoliosis also comes with a trunk rotation.  This is actually what screeners … Continue reading

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