Image from page 205 of "A treatise on orthopedic surgery" (1910)
Authors: Whitman, Royal, 1857-
Publisher: Philadelphia and New York, Lea & Febiger
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ufficient practice the patientshould be able to assume the correct position without placingthe arm or the leg in the preliminary attitude. Thus the suc-cessive postures are, as it were, letters, which, placed togetherone by one, make a complete word, or the best possible positionthat the patient can assume. At first the patient must use theletters and slowly spellout the corrected attitude, but after themuscles have been educated by the repeated assumption of eachposture, and when the perception of symmetry has been ac-quired, the corrected attitude may be assumed at will. Finally,the improved posture will be instinctively retained, and willbecome habitual. Muscle Building Exercises..—In the treatment of lateral curva-ture one aims to strengthen: 1. The posterior cervical muscles. 2. The dorsal and lumbar muscles. 3. The muscles of vertebroscapular attachment. 208 OFTROPEDIC SUBGEBY. •i. The abdominal muscles. 5. The thigh and leg muscles. 6. The chest expanding muscles. Fig. 151.
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Opposite bend standing, trunk raising, resisted. The following exercises have been selected as best adaptedfor this purpose. Each one should be performed five or moretimes according to the strength of the patient. LATERAL CVBVATUBE OF THE SPINE. Fig. 152. 209
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