Healthy_back (healthy_back) wrote,


Мне уже стречалась в англоязычном секторе реклама свинг-машины для лечения болей в спине, сейчас эту приспособу сватают для лечения сколиоза

Сразу пишу суть: на этой машине, разумеется,
— нет диагностики и
— устранения причины ПЕРЕнапряжения мышц,
— нет работы с тазом, стопами или зубами.
— См. суть всех упражнений по корректировке поджиманий лопаток

Рассказываю, что такие штуки есть в приличных спортзалах, известны как Waist Exercise Machines, стоят наверняка не как в спец. центрах втридорога. Но там скручивание идёт по полной программе. Производят их Cybex и Nautilus.
UPD Меня поправляют, что в русском языке сейчас машина на видео и больших фото внизу называется Твистер, а Свинг-машина - это вот эта маленькая хреновинка, которая крутится и тянет таким образом за ноги



UPD: Torso Rotation Strength Training for Scoliosis

Torso rotation therapy has been repeatedly found to be effective for the treatment of Scoliosis. There are links floating around about this therapy in various new and ancient threads. I decided to post all known links here. If you know of any study or anecdotal information that is either pro or con please post it here for other parents.

September-17-2008 - Video: MedX torso machine reduces 8 year old girl's curve from 14 degrees to 8 degrees.

Roger Schwab: "We've seen it work on almost every case that we've had."

Main Line Health and Fitness Scoliosis page

News Story: MedX torso machine reduces 8 year old girl's curve from 14 degrees to 8 degrees.

Same story from above but this link includes a printed version. Evidently this story ran on several TV stations across the country.

The above therapy is based on these 3 torso rotation strength training studies. All 3 studies found that torso rotation strength training stopped curve progression in all small and moderate curves. Many curves were reduced.

February 2003 - Study: The Role of Measured Resistance Exercises in Adolescent Scoliosis

16 of the 20 patients demonstrated curve reduction, and although some fluctuation occured, none of the remaining 4 patients had a persistent increase in curve. No patient required surgery or bracing.

2006 - Study:$=relatedarticles&logdbfrom=pubmed Trunk rotational strength training for the management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).

Seven adolescents with AIS (5 female 2 male; mean 14 yrs +/- 2.6 yrs; mean Cobb 28 degrees +/- 6 degrees range 20 degrees -37 degrees) underwent four months of supervised trunk rotational strength training, and repeat strength test. Four individuals showed reduction (>5 degrees) in their original curve, and 3 remained the same (+/-5 degrees).

July 2008 - Study: Treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with quantified trunk rotational strength training: a pilot study.

Patients received a 4-month supervised followed by a 4-month home trunk rotational strength training program.

Quantified trunk rotational strength training significantly increased strength. It was not effective for curves measuring 50 to 60 degrees. It appeared to help stabilize curves in the 20 to 40-degree ranges for 8 months, but not for 24 months. Periodic additional supervised strength training may help the technique to remain effective, although additional experimentation will be necessary to determine this.

2000 - Study/Report: A Preliminary Report On The Effect Of Measured Strength Training In Adolescent Idiotpathic Scoliosis

Myolectric activity was asymmetric in both sides and in abdominal and paraspinal muscles of all patients. These asymmetries were corrected completely with torso rotation, which was associated with significant strength gains.

March 2007 - The Journal Of Musculoskeletal Medicine Photocopied Report: Dr. Vert Mooney: Exercise For Managing Adolescent Scoliosis

We combined this experience with that of a physiotherapist in New Zealand who was using the same equipment and the same protocols for a total of 31 patients with adolescent scoliosis. The mean curvature was 29.5 degrees (range 10 to 50) when treatment started and 25.1 degrees (minimum decrease, 4 and maximum decrease 43) when it concluded. ...None of the patients worsened.

In most cases the curvature can be reduced. Brief exercises performed twice a week are adequate. Braces are not necessary.

May-18-2006 - Thread: Gerbo asks Dr. Vert Mooney a few questions about Torso rotation and the longterm effects of this therapy

Gerbo: Similarly to what i asked a year ago, are you still following your initial study group and has stabilisation been maintained?

Dr. Mooney: I have followed some and stabilization has been maintained.

The MedX machine stabalizes the pelvis to ensure that the work is done by the back and not the hips. It makes sense that this therapy might be more effective for thoracic curves than lumbar curves, however I'm not sure if that's the case. Torso rotation appears to be effective for virtually any curve of 40 degrees +/- or less. Somehow this therapy must affect the entire back. Main Line Health And Fitness uses other machines that target the rest of the back and they say they're reducing curves by up to 50%.

Most exciting is that MLME/MLHF has developed a specific protocol utilizing both the Med-X Torso Rotation and Lumbar Extension machines as well as several complimentary Med-X and Nautilus exercise machines.

All children with AIS have trunk rotational strength asymmetry. In English that means one side of the back is stronger than the other. IMHO any machine or exercise that addresses that problem is probably helpful. Trunk rotational strength asymmetry in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis: an observational study

If you scroll to page 4 of this study you can see the results of Torso Rotation on a variety of different curve types.

I know that pelvic stabilization is important so if the machine doesn't have that feature it may not be as effective. If you read page 3 of the Mooney study it explains how they used the machine to treat Scoliosis. I don't think it requires any special knowledge or ability and it only takes about 30 minutes per week.
I met Dr Mooney in December 2007. That is the month when my daughter was diagnosed with scoliosis (30L, 48T, 28C and Riser 4) and we were told she was on the borderline for surgery so I was busy researching conservative methods. I had found a posting for a Torso Machine related Scoliosis study on the internet, so I drove to Dr Mooney's office since it's only 10 minutes from where I live, but when I talked with him, he said that study had been cancelled. He also said my daughter's curves were likely outside the range where his exercises would help because he found that curves under 40 responded better. I can't quote him because it was over a year ago and I don’t remember exact words, but he said something to the effect of "even if exercises work, you can't get people to do them".
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