will be conducting Scoliosis/Heights/Weights screenings on during gym classes. As a child grows, curves may occur
in his or her spine. This abnormal curvature can be an indicator of a
condition known as scoliosis. Scoliosis is very treatable, especially
when detected within the early stages. In fact, in the United States,
there are about 3.6 million Americans living with some degree of
What is involved in the screening?
A scoliosis screening consists of looking at the student’s torso in standing and bent positions to evaluate the spine.
Heights and weights are measured and BMI's calculated.
What to wear?
order to fully assess the spine, we need to observe the student’s back
without excessive clothing. Remove shoes and hoodies, etc. Wear gym
Boys: Bring a pair of shorts and remove shirts.
Girls: Bring a pair of shorts and a swimsuit top, sports bra or other appropriate clothing.