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National Scoliosis Foundation - NSF

Organization URL(s)

www.scoliosis.org
NSF@scoliosis.org

Other Contact Information

5 Cabot Place
Stoughton, MA 02072
1-800-673-6922 (Voice - Toll-free)
781-341-6333 (Voice)
781-341-8333 (FAX)

Description

The National Scoliosis Foundation was founded in 1976 to heighten awareness of and stimulate action for scoliosis (lateral curvature of the spine) and other spinal deformities, including kyphosis (round back). It acts as a clearinghouse for information and materials about scoliosis and kyphosis. It also creates and promotes screening programs and carries on an educational program to promote public awareness of scoliosis.

Print Resources

The Foundation publishes a brochure which presents facts about scoliosis and kyphosis and illustrates screening techniques for both conditions, and supplies material packets to parents of patients, adults with scoliosis and health care professionals. It has also produced an audiovisual presentation for grades 5 through 8, which can be used prior to screening. Article reprints and bibliographies are also available from the Foundation. For organizations, the Foundation has developed specific action plans for starting a local screening program and for guiding a screening bill through a State legislature. Serial publication: The Spinal Connection (newsletter), biannual.

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Review Date

Friday, Nov 21, 2008