Entries by Utenza Editor

SOSORT 2020: all Isico’s abstracts “pass the test”

Isico will once again be in the front line at the International SOSORT meeting, this year being held from 27th to 29th April in Melbourne, Australia, during Spine Week (27th April to 1st May, 2020). “All the abstracts we presented have been accepted” reports Dr Sabrina Donzelli, Isico physiatrist and author of the research paper that […]

Dr Donzelli at Oxford University

Dr Sabrina Donzelli, an Isico physician, participated some weeks ago in a joint programme in collaboration with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford, together with other 15 students coming from Egypt, Brasil, Ireland, UK, USA, Ghana, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Lebano and Italia. The topic of this demanding course was basic and advanced statistical methods for meta-analysis for health […]

Isis Navarro at Isico headquarter

Could you tell us about your studies? I am a PhD Student at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Since 2017, after I completed the SEAS course, I started to have only patients with scoliosis and work just with these patients. In my master’s degree I studied the surface topography as a possibility of easy […]

Michele Romano, professor for a day at the University of Québec

A few weeks ago, Michele Romano, Director of physical therapy at Isico, gave a workshop at the prestigious University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières, Canada. The lesson was devoted to SEAS (the Scientific Exercises-based Approach to Scoliosis) and took place during a conference organised by the University as part of its annual scoliosis month (this year being […]

Scoliosis in musicians and dancers

Two artistic activities in some ways at the antipodes, maximum mobility on one side maximum immobility on the other, which however have some aspect in common: age of initiation, commitment and sacrifice. And the risk of joint degeneration …! If we think about the potentially harmful effects or risk factors for pathologies affecting the musculoskeletal […]

Risk of revision surgery for adult idiopathic scoliosis: a survival analysis of 517 cases over 25 years

Riouallon G, Bouyer B, Wolff S Eur Spine J. 2016 Aug;25(8):2527-34. doi: 10.1007/s00586-016-4505-5. Epub 2016 Mar 10. Purpose: Little is known about the long-term status of patients operated for spine deformities. The aim of this study was to determine the survival of primary fusion in adult idiopathic scoliosis and identify the risk factors of revision […]

開課 倒數 , 正式 開始!

Our online World Master has started for a few weeks but has already registered several reasons for satisfaction. Never as for this fifth edition are there participants from all over the world, very different and distant countries. A magnificent melting-pot of experiences coming from over 40 participants. And so far the participation has been very […]

Friends and bracing

Adolescence and bracing are two challenges that can be difficult to face simultaneously. And, in our view, this is perfectly natural and understandable. Adolescence is usually perceived as a difficult phase during which young people are still immature, tend to be irrational, and struggle to control their emotions. However, research studies focusing on the development […]

Living “In self-correction”. Is it possible?

First of all, what is self-correction? Kids who have scoliosis and perform SEAS exercises regularly know well what it is.Scoliosis modifies the physiological position of the column and causes a deformity in the three planes of space. Seen from behind, there is that curve that is easily recognizable in radiographies: the spine, instead of being straight, […]

Sweet dreams… even if braced: a new Isico study affirms it

Maintaining a normal sleep-wake rhythm is an important factor when facing brace-therapy because it can affect the treatment itself and improve it.A factor on which investigated the study of Isico “Actigraphy-based Sleep Parameters and Rest-activity Circadian Rhythm in a Young Scoliotic Patient Treated with Rigid Bracing: A Case Study”, recently published by Yale J Biol […]