Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine. It happens to about 3% of children and can occur at any age but is often noticeable between the ages of 9 and 16, when kids are growing rapidly. There is no cure for scoliosis, but most children will not have harmful long-term effects. However, some children could develop serious problems later in life if a spinal curve continues to progress and is not treated. That’s why early detection is very important.
At this scoliosis screening conference, attendees will learn more about scoliosis, the scoliosis screening process, and your role as a scoliosis screener. You will learn from our Spine Program Manager, an Orthotics and Prosthetics Specialist, a Physical Therapist and an orthopedic spine surgeon.