Suggested Resources

Below is list of helpful suggested links to gather more information about how to take care of your spine, learn more information of Scoliosis and connect with different Scoliosis Non-Profits.

Screen Shot 2011 11 09 at 1.07.16 AM1 ResourcesThe American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc. functions to serve the best interests of the public and of the medical profession by establishing educational standards for Orthopaedic residents and by evaluating the initial and continuing qualifications and knowledge of Orthopaedic surgeons.

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Bella Forma is where I personally practice Pilates. All Bella Forma Pilates instructors are highly skilled pilates professionals who each bring their unique talents to your sessions. I encourage you to benefit from different Bella Forma Pilates instructors who have all completed the most rigorous certification programs.

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 In her own word Leah Stoltz, the founder and TeenNick 2009 Halo winner started Curvy Girls because “I wanted to talk to other girls who were going through the same thing— feeling alone, different, angry that I had to wear a brace, and worried about having to have surgery”. Curvy Girls (C/o Goody Two Shoes) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) incorporated in 1996, for the express purpose of “giving back to the community.” Goody Two Shoes helps to fund programs that The Curvy Girls undertake to benefit teenage victims of scoliosis. 100% of your Curvy Girl donations go directly for Curvy Girls!

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The Harms Study Group (HSG) was formed in 1994 and is a collabrative cohort of worldwide distinguished surgeons who perform comprehensive, multi-center research studies and share the results to advance the processes and procedures of spinal deformity corrections. In 2008 the Harms Study Group formed the Harms Study Group Foundation and incorporated as a California non-profit 501 (c)(3) Public Benefit Corporation for charitable purposes. In 2010, the foundation launched its first philanthropic donation campaign raising $114,000 to support ongoing research efforts to improve spinal deformity care in children and adolescents.

Screen Shot 2011 11 09 at 1.10.50 AM ResourcesHealthy Back is a specialty retailer that provides high end comfort solutions and ergonomic products for back pain and other physical conditions. The company offers pain relieving products for sleeping, working, exercising and relaxing including back and neck supports, specialty mattresses, office chairs, exercise and therapy equipment, recliners and massage chairs. Healthy Back has 23 stores in 6 states across the United States, and also sells through its website and call center, making it the largest privately owned back care retailer.

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 The National Scoliosis Foundation (NSF) is a patient led nonprofit organization dedicated since 1976 to helping children, parents, adults, and health-care providers to understand the complexities of spinal deformities such as scoliosis They are involved in all aspects of scoliosis support, whether the issue is early detection through screening programs, treatment methods, pain management, or patient care. The focus is on promoting public awareness, providing reliable information, fostering ongoing research in the field, and educating and nurturing the community of those affected by scoliosis.

Screen Shot 2011 11 09 at 4.51.37 AM ResourcesFor those who come to My Scoliosis Story to learn more about Scoliosis to benefit their clients Pilates Biz is must for anyone in the Pilates industry. This site was created as a resource for other Pilates instructors providing Pilates business advice and proven methods for being a success.

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On August 19, 1954, Rady Children’s officially opened to receive its first 12 patients. Since then, nearly 2 million sick and injured children have been treated here. As San Diego has grown, so has our commitment to offering comprehensive care to our community’s children. We are the county’s only hospital dedicated solely to pediatrics and the region’s designated pediatric trauma center. Parents and children come to Rady Children’s from across the country to see our nationally renowned physicians. And our focus on research and innovation is helping our patients to receive state-of-the-art care.

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The mission of the San Diego Center for Spinal Disorder is to foster optimal care of our patients with any spinal disorders, throughout life, that may affect its shape, alignment or function. They accomplish this goal through education, research, advocacy and ethical practice

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The Scoliosis Association, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer non-medical organization. Since 1974, They have been helping those with Scoliosis by providing information and having support groups and information lines. Additionally, you may have a support group or information hotline in your area. Please go to our support page to find the list of support groups or information lines. There are 54 active chapters (support groups) at this time.

Screen Shot 2011 11 09 at 1.21.49 AM ResourcesScoliosis Rehab Inc. was founded by two mothers who unexpectedly found themselves dealing with adolescents with scoliosis. No strong family history, no previous fears – just one day it was discovered and they were thrown into the system.

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The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) is an international society that was founded in 1966 with 35 members. It has gained recognition as one of the world’s premier spine societies. The SRS has maintained a commitment to research and education in the field of spinal deformities. Strict membership criteria ensure that the individual Fellows support that commitment. Current membership includes over 1,000 of the world’s leading spine surgeons, researchers, physician assistants and orthotists who are involved in research and treatment of spinal deformities.

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Since the founding our first hospital in 1922, treating orthopaedic conditions has been the foundation of Shriners Hospitals for Children®. The diseases and disorders we treat are wide-ranging and diverse. With the largest full-time staff of pediatric Orthopaedic surgeons in the United States, as well as a comprehensive team of physical, occupational, speech and other therapists, we are able to treat each child with a customized approach based on their overall health and medical conditions.

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Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is a world leader in the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions. They strive to improve the care of children worldwide through innovative research and teaching programs, training physicians from around the world. TSRHC treats Texas children with orthopedic conditions, such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders and limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. As a leading pediatric orthopedic center, the hospital has treated more than 200,000 children since its inception, with more than 40,000 clinic visits each year. The hospital takes a multidisciplinary approach to care, tailoring treatment to the individual needs of each child and family.