Screenings

To Parent/Guardian:

During the recently conducted school spinal screening program, your child was screened to detect curvature of the spine........

If you received a letter that starts out this way, then a slight unevenness has been detected in your child's back. Could be uneven shoulders, uneven space between arms and side when standing straight, uneven hips, excessive arching, a hump or an actual "s" curve to the spine. Only a small percentage will require active treatment. Our goal is to make the parent(s) and pediatrician aware of our findings, so that it can be monitored. Screenings begin in 5th grade and end in 9th grade because these are the ages in which our kids spines grow the fastest.

Please forgive the error on the letter where it refers to the school screener's findings. There is no attached sheet. We would rather your physician examine and give us their recommendations.

See the following links below if you are interested in learning more.

VIDEO TIP FOR UNDERSTANDING SCOLIOSIS (Video)

http://content.understand.com/Players/Flash/?page=Presentation&account=spine_tatsumi&presentationid=2c6a3dbf-7df2-4097-b5ec-4a2ff8babd46

 

SCOLIOSIS FACTS AND HOME SCOLIOSIS SCREENING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwV5_I7c3Qo

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