Scoliosis Resources & Support for Parents & Patients
Facebook Support Group
Boston O&P has created a Facebook Group: Boston Brace Scoliosis Support Group. This private group functions in a similar manner to other support groups found on social media wherein parents provide support and guidance to other parents within the group. However, the Boston O&P support group is also moderated by our own clinicians who offer the clinical expertise that many other support groups lack.
National Scoliosis Foundation
This nonprofit voluntary organization provides pamphlets, a newsletter, and other information materials on childhood and adult scoliosis. The foundation also provides support group information and lists of doctors in each state who specialize in scoliosis.
- Phone: 781.341.6333
- Email: NSF@scoliosis.org
- Website: www.scoliosis.org
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNSF/
Scoliosis Research Society
This is a professional organization for orthopaedic surgeons interested in scoliosis. It provides pamphlets about the diagnosis and treatment of scoliosis. A free pamphlet is offered on its website as well as through the mail. The society also can provide referrals to doctors.
- Phone: 414.289.9107
- Website: www.srs.org
Curvy Girls International
An international network of peer-led support groups that reduce the emotional impact of scoliosis by empowering girls through mutual support and acceptance to become leaders, make healthy lifestyle choices, and improve self-esteem.
- Website: www.curvygirlsscoliosis.com
American Physical Therapy Association
The American Physical Therapy Association's brochure about scoliosis, in English or Spanish, is available by mail or through the website.
- Phone: 703.684.APTA (2782)
- Toll Free: 800.999.APTA (2782)
- Website: www.apta.org