Scoliosis Screenings Being Held at Schools

SCHOOLS WILL SCREEN FOR SCOLIOSIS on April 17-18, 2018


On April 17-18, 2018, Thomasville City School nurses will screen all children enrolled in grades 5-9 to check for scoliosis, a side-to-side curve in the spine.  The purpose of this screening is to recognize, at the earliest stages, any deviation from normal, so that the need for treatment can be determined. Scoliosis screening is required annually by law for school children in the state of Alabama in grades 5-9 (ages 11-14).


The procedure is a very simple one.  The trained screener observes the child’s posture while standing and bending forward.  If scoliosis is suspected, you will be notified so that you may get further evaluation from your own physician.


If you child is receiving medical care for scoliosis from a physician, please provide a physician’s statement regarding the treatment in order for your child to be exempted from the screening.


Please contact the school if you have any questions.  Thank you for your cooperation.


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