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Scoliosis (cont.)

Support Groups and Counseling for Scoliosis

You may find more information on the Internet or by contacting the following organizations:

National Scoliosis Foundation
5 Cabot Place
Stoughton, MA 02072
Tel: 800-673-6922
Fax: 781-341-8333

This nonprofit voluntary organization provides pamphlets, a newsletter, and other informational material on childhood and adult scoliosis. The foundation also provides support-group information and lists of doctors in each state who specialize in scoliosis.

The Scoliosis Research Society
555 East Wells Street, Suite 100
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3823
Tel: 414-289-9107
Fax: 414-276-3349

The society is a professional organization for orthopedic surgeons interested in scoliosis. It provides pamphlets about the diagnosis and treatment of scoliosis. Price information for ordering pamphlets is available from the society. The society also can provide referrals to physicians.

American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
Tel: 1-800-999-2782
Fax: 703/684-7343


"Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: Clinical features, evaluation, and diagnosis"

Hresko, M. Timothy, et al. "Position Statement - Screening for the Early Detection for Idiopathic Scoliosis in Adolescents SRS/POSNA/AAOS/AAP Position Statement." Sept. 2, 2015. Scoliosis Research Society. <>.

"Idiopathic Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents." March 2015. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. <>.

"Neuromuscular Scoliosis." August 2015. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. <>.

United States. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. "Fast Facts About Scoliosis." November 2014. <>.

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