Josette Bettany-Saltikov

Teesside University

Josette-Bettany Saltikov, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer, researcher in scoliosis, and a chartered physiotherapist. She teaches and supervises numerous doctoral students and helps them to achieve their full potential. She has been conducting research into scoliosis for the last 30 years after having completed a Ph.D. in the area of back shape and posture, spinal mobility, and psychological factors before and after surgery in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Dr. Saltikov has published more than 130 papers to date including both Cochrane and Campbell systematic reviews. Additionally, she has served as both a grant and manuscript reviewer. She has also been invited to act as an external examiner to doctoral students in numerous countries. In the near future, Dr. Saltikov hopes to further her research into the perspectives and views of scoliosis patients and healthcare professionals who work with them to help scoliosis patients manage their own conditions.

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Innovations in Spinal Deformities and Postural Disorders presents a compendium of innovative work in the management of spinal deformities and postural disorders. The chapters were carefully selected with clinicians, researchers, patients and parents in mind. All of these stakeholders are important links in the management of spinal deformities and disorders. It is our hope that all will remain open to new ideas in the field and will be able to evaluate the material carefully and in ways that are objective and evidence based. We hope that the different chapters in the book will stimulate readers to be original and innovative in their own centers in order to help our patients in the best way possible. This book contains new information on the 3D measurement of, as well as new approaches to, the 3D conservative, including exercises and braces, and surgical treatments for patients with spinal deformities and postural disorders.

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