Scoliosis Screening Program for Adolescents

Recognition and Education are the First Steps
in Understanding an Overlooked Condition

Our Scoliosis Screening Program has provided education and care for adolescents and their families for more than 20 years. We have specialty clinics at our five Urgent Care Centers for adolescents who have a positive screening in school or at their doctor’s office. 

Coordinated by a registered nurse, our clinics:

  • Give the family information based on the patient’s signs of scoliosis. 
  • Provide an X-ray if needed. 
  • Give the family and their doctor results and advice on the same day the patient is seen in the clinic.

More Information

For more information, see below for educational materials we developed about scoliosis and the components of a screening.

     
 
AnnualConference

    We offer an annual conference on scoliosis in the fall for healthcare professionals. It focuses on:

    • RegisterScreening technique
    • Research
    • Treatment methods
 
     
     
 
AdolescentIdiopathicScoliosis

    Concerned about scoliosis

    • Scoliosis happens to healthy individuals.
    • Research is ongoing to determine the cause.
    • There are no restrictions on activities or sports even when undergoing treatment.
    • Not all curves need medical treatment.
    • Finding curves while they are still small is best if treatment is needed. 
    • Brace treatment for scoliosis is for a short time can provide lifelong benefits. 
 
     

Video: Physicians discuss scoliosis screening

Physicians discuss scoliosis screeningView

The Children's Scoliosis Screening Program provides annual screening for students, and tertiary screening to children who have been identified as having positive scoliosis screens. The program also gives annual training to nurses, volunteers, teachers and other school health workers.

 

Video: A Student's Guide to Scoliosis Screening

A Student's Guide to Scoliosis ScreeningView

Scoliosis is a crooked spine. It's name comes from the Greek word meaning "crooked". As the spine grows, it can bend to the side. At the same time, the vertebrae in the spine may twist or rotate, causing additional issues in the body. Learn more in this video.

 

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