This website is a comprehensive resource for paediatric and adolescent patients with scoliosis, and their parents. It offers in-depth information about scoliosis including: how to detect it; the causes, symptoms and treatment of scoliosis; x-ray and imaging guidelines; inheritance; and the role of surgery, if necessary, in managing this condition.

Early detection of scoliosis is crucial to ensure timely intervention and prevent further progression. Routine screenings, especially during growth spurts, play a vital role in catching scoliosis in its early stages, which leads to a higher chance of successful treatment. To this end, the website hosts the National Scoliosis Detection Program together with a Scoliosis Detection Fact Sheet which details how to detect the condition.

Included in the website is a state-by-state Australian directory of scoliosis clinics and paediatric spinal specialists who have a particular interest in the management of scoliosis.

Remember, early detection and informed decisions make all the difference in managing scoliosis successfully.

Scoliosis Spotlights
Bracing in Scoliosis

Bracing is a rigid plastic brace used to control scoliosis and kyphosis in a growing spine. Early detection and referral is key, as bracing works best in moderate curves that are not too stiff or rigid.

Bracing is performed by various health professionals, including specially trained orthotists, and is available through all the children’s hospitals.

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