Scoliosis is a condition that involves complex lateral and rotational curvature and deformity of the spine.
Symptoms can include:
Students in grade 6 are screened. Students enrolled in other grades may be screened when a problem is suspected.
Students should wear clothing in which their top can be easily removed. Girls must wear a sports bra or bathing suit top underneath their clothing on the day of the screening.
Following a review of the screening results with the Department of Health school nurse, re-screening may be performed on students with suspected abnormal findings. After re-screening, referral forms may be sent to parents notifying them of a suspected problem.