Category Archives: Scoliosis

The Vestibular Evoked Postural Response of Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis Is Altered

Pialasse JP, Descarreaux M, Mercier P, Blouin J, Simoneau M PLoS ONE 2015;10(11):e0143124 PMID: 26580068 Abstract Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a multifactorial disorder including neurological factors. A dysfunction of the sensorimotor networks processing vestibular information could be related to spine deformation. This study investigates whether feed-forward vestibulomotor control or sensory reweighting mechanisms are impaired in… Read more »

Sensory reweighting is altered in adolescent patients with scoliosis: Evidence from a neuromechanical model

Pialasse JP, Descarreaux M, Mercier P, Simoneau M Gait Posture 2015 Sep; PMID: 26371828 Abstract Idiopathic scoliosis is the most frequent spinal deformity in adolescence. While its aetiology remains unclear, impairments in balance control suggest a dysfunction of the sensorimotor control mechanisms. The objective of this paper is to evaluate the ability of patients with… Read more »

Effect of bracing or surgical treatments on balance control in idiopathic scoliosis: three case studies

Pialasse JP, Simoneau M J Can Chiropr Assoc 2014 Jun;58(2):131-40 PMID: 24932017 Abstract Scoliosis is the most frequent spinal deformity among adolescents. In 80 % of cases, it is defined as idiopathic as no individual cause has been identified. However, several factors linked to Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) have been identified and are under investigation.… Read more »

Is abnormal vestibulomotor responses related to idiopathic scoliosis onset or severity?

Pialasse JP, Laurendeau S, Descarreaux M, Blouin J, Simoneau M Med. Hypotheses 2013 Mar;80(3):234-6 PMID: 23265357 Abstract Results from several studies have suggested that brainstem dysfunction occurs more often in adolescent with idiopathic scoliosis compared to healthy individuals. The vestibular nuclei occupy a prominent position in the brainstem. Because the lateral vestibulospinal tract controls axial… Read more »