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Scoliosis Guidelines & References

Information regarding scoliosis screening is available from the following:

Guidelines: School Screening Program for Spine Deformity, and A Position Statement on School Screening Programs for the Early Detection of Scoliosis, both from:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
6300 N. River Road
Rosemont , Illinois 60018-4262
Phone: 847-823-7186

Spinal Screening Guidelines for School Nurses, from:

National Association of School Nurses, Inc.
Lamplighter Lane; P. O. Box 1300
Scarborough , Maine 04074
Phone: 207-883-2117

1 in Every 10 Persons Has Scoliosis (educational brochure), THE SPINAL CONNECTION (a newsletter), Growing Straighter & Stronger (audiovisual for students), and School Screenings with Dr. Robert Keller (video) are available from:

National Scoliosis Foundation
5 Cabot Place
Stoughton , Massachusetts 02072
Phone: 800-673-6920

Taking the Mystery Out of Spinal Deformities (video for nurses) is available from:

Division of Orthopaedics
1300 N. Vermont , #600
Los Angeles , California 90027

Scoliometers are available from the National Scoliosis Foundation and the following sources:

Osi-Scoliometer Orthopedic Systems, Inc.
1897 National Avenue
Hayward , California 94545
Phone: 415-785-1020
and school health equipment & supply catalogs.

For further information and assistance contact the School Nurse Coordinator at the following:

Perinatal, Child and Adolescent Health
Nebraska Health and Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South
P. 0. Box 95044
Lincoln , Nebraska 68509 -5044
Phone 402-471-0160

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