Scoliosis (back) screening was not completed in the district during the 2011-12 school year. You are encouraged to have your child's primary physician or health care provider perform this brief exam of the back at their next annual appointment.
Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral deviation in the spine. It may or may not include deformity or rotation of the vertebrae. Most cases (85%) have no known cause.
Idiopathic Scoliosis results in a fixed rotation of the spine and is commonly observed and tested for in the school setting. It occurs more often in females than males. It usually develops during periods of active growth (10 to 16 years).
Since this is not a state-required screening, we will no longer be screening for this at school. We can screen individually, if requested.
To request a screening or contact the school nurse for information, please click on the link below for a printable form.