Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. It can be detected by a simple examination of the back.
The normal spine has three curves – one in the neck, on in the upper back and one in the lower back. These curves can be seen from the side, but when you look from behind the spine should appear straight. If the spine has a sideways curve, this is scoliosis.
An information leaflet about Scoliosis has be distributed to all Year 6 students. Please read through the information provided and check your child for scoliosis as described in the leaflet. A copy of the brochure can also be accessed via the link below.
If you have any concerns, please contact your General Practitioner.
Community Health Nurse