Effects of brace on pedobarographic parameters in individuals with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis


Journal of Exercise Therapy and Rehabilitation, vol.8, no.1, pp.44-53, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: Journal of Exercise Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-53
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: The aim of the study was to evaluate the immediate effects of brace on static, dynamic and stabilometric changes in individuals with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS).Methods: Twenty-nine AIS individuals (24 girls; 5 boys) aged between 10-19 years and have moderate curve (20-45°) included into the study. Static, stabilometric and dynamic data of the individuals were recorded by the DIASU pedobarography device (Diasu Company, Rome, Italy 4024 sensor, 300 MHz frequency). Assessments were carried out on same individuals in-brace and without-brace conditions. All data were recorded with Milletrix software (Diagnostic Support, Rome, Italy) and transferred to computer system. Results: There were no differences between with in-brace and without-brace conditions on static and stabilometric values (p>0.05). However, it was found that braces affected dynamic values such as footstep length and foot acceleration on the left side (p<0.05). It was observed that these values decreased with using braces.Conclusion: Immediate effects of bracing could change dynamic pedobarographic variables such as acceleration and steplength. Regarding short-term effects of bracing on dynamic parameters, therapists and orthotists should consider thecompensatory effects of bracing through the rehabilitation.