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Old 27-07-2012, 04:04 PM
Dr Scoliosis Dr Scoliosis is offline
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Default Re: We welcome your comments

Dom's mum

Thank you for bringing up the question of including boys in the National Self-Detection Program for Scoliosis.

There is widespread agreement between those who work in this field that there is no case for screening boys and their growth spurt commences approximately 18 months later than the onset in girls.

We are working away at trying to raise awareness amongst family doctors about the importance of examining the spine as part of the routine physical examination during early adolescence.

This matter is outlined in our Policy Statement on the website.

Thank you for your interest.

Dr Scoliosis
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