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National Scoliosis Foundation


Contact Information

Executive Director
5 Cabot Place
Stoughton, MA 02072

1-800-673-6922 (Voice - Toll-free), 1-800-NSF-MYBACK
781-341-6333 (Voice),
781-341-8333 (FAX),

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Abstract

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.

Publications

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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Audit

Date Entered: 6/1/1997
Date Edited: 12/4/2012
Date Revised: 7/18/2006 12:12:09 PM
Health Referral Number: HR1986
Accession Number: DP91A0559

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