3. Entry level PT concepts for AIS
Therapists seeing scoliosis patients should ideally be trained specifically in PSSE or refer scoliosis patients to PSSE-trained therapists. However, PSSE is not readily available in all communities and continuing education may not be possible for all therapists. Therefore, this chapter will educate therapists on entry level concepts for treating scoliosis patients when PSSE is not available. The chapter will explain coordination of care guidelines for therapists when encountering scoliosis patients in their clinics. Emphasis will be placed on precautions, modifications and entry level postural corrections in the sagittal plane.