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Smartphone app allows users to screen for scoliosis at home

Updated: June 25, 2019 07:38 AM

Scoliosis screening used to be done in most schools, but now it can be done at home on a smartphone.

The free app is called "SpineScreen" and was developed by Shriners Healthcare For Children to detect abnormal curvature of the spine.  

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It's simple to use: a video instructs users on where to put the phone and how to guide it down the patient's spine. It's not a replacement for a doctor, but a good resource to find out if you need one.

"We want to catch it early," Shriners physical therapist Becky Rouse said. "We want to be as proactive as possible about screening."

Click here for more information on the SpineScreen app.

And if you are interested in free screening, click here.



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