n International SportMed Journal - Scoliosis and sports participation : FIMS position statements
|Article Title||Scoliosis and sports participation : FIMS position statements|
|© Publisher:||International Federation of Sports Medicine|
|Journal||International SportMed Journal|
|Author||Jan L. Gielen and Els Van den Eede|
|Publication Date||Jan 2008|
|Pages||131 - 140|
As the prevalence of health problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle increases, there is a worldwide promotion of sporting activities to stimulate physical activity. Hence the number of children and adolescents participating in recreational and competitive sports is growing. As a consequence, more children will seek a pre-participation physical examination. During this evaluation, scoliosis is often detected for the first time. In order to give adequate information, a physician dealing with children and adolescents has to have knowledge about scoliosis, its progression and potential complications.
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