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Electronic decision support systems have the potential to improve healthcare practices in many domains. This thesis investigates the use of data-driven decision support to help optimize brace treatment for children who have Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). AIS is a spinal deformity...
The Reliability and In-exercise Reduction of Frontal and Rotational Ultrasound Measurements for Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis Performing Scoliosis-specific ExercisesDownload
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is a spine deformity of unknown cause characterized by abnormal lateral curvature (Cobb angle>10°) with vertebral rotation. AIS affects 2-3% of all adolescents whom are likely to progress during their growth spurt preceding skeletal maturity. The Scoliosis...
Schroth Exercises for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis – Reliability, A Randomized Controlled Trial and Clinical SignificanceDownload
Background and objectives In America, care recommendations for adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) include observation, bracing, and surgery. In Europe exercises are often prescribed. Schroth scoliosis-specific exercises have demonstrated promising results, but only in studies of...
Reliability of Three-dimensional Ultrasound Parameters and Their Correlation with the Progression of Adolescent Idiopathic ScoliosisDownload
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a three-dimensional (3D) spinal deformity with unknown causes and with prevalence of 1.5 - 3% of adolescents. If AIS is left untreated, it may progress, leading to back pain, cardiopulmonary problems, and psychosocial concerns, and eventually resulting in...
This thesis presents the research and development of a novel procedure for creating a 3D image of the back using stereo digital 2D images. The procedure requires minimal user input and is intuitive. The procedure is comprised of 3 stages – image data acquisition, image registration and image...
Background: Scoliosis impacts Quality of Life (QOL). Stabilization exercises have been shown to be effective for improving patient reported outcomes (PROMS.); however, our literature review examining the effects of such exercises on QOL showed that such studies in adults with scoliosis are...
Markerless 3D Assessment of Severity and Progression of Scoliosis Using Surface Topography on Isolated Back ScansDownload
The objectives of the thesis were to: 1. Determine if open source software can be use in markerless asymmetry analysis of surface topography. 2. Determine if isolated back scans can be used in markerless asymmetry analysis of surface topography. Markerless asymmetry analysis of surface...
FEM Simulation of Non-Progressive Growth from Asymmetric Loading and Vicious Cycle Theory: Scoliosis Study Proof of ConceptDownload
Scoliosis affects about 1-3% of the adolescent population, with 80% of cases being idiopathic. There is currently a lack of understanding regarding the biomechanics of scoliosis, current treatment methods can be further improved with a greater understanding of scoliosis growth patterns. The...
EMG Measurement of the fatigability of paraspinal muscles of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosisDownload
This thesis aimed to address two separate questions, 1) Are current exercise approaches to scoliosis based on a strong foundation in the literature? And 2) Do the paraspinal muscles of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) differ in endurance properties from controls? The first...