May 4, 2018

School Screening Programme for the Early Detection of Scoliosis

As a Biokineticist and Orthotist in the medical field we are finding an increased incidence of spine and postural abnormalities amongst adolescents. We are members of the SOSORT (Society On Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment) organisation, which actively supports school screening of all learners for the early detection of scoliosis and other spinal deformities. With your co-operation we would like to initiate scoliosis screening at schools in the Western Cape aimed at early detection and conservative management. Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of more than 10 degrees in the normally straight vertical line of the spine. It is a common […]