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Information Sheets Available

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We have a selection of information sheets available to help you to understand Scoliosis and treatment options available.

Individual Information Sheets titled as followed:

1-What is Scoliosis?

2-Idiopathic Scoliosis is babies and small Children

3-Idiopathic Scoliosis in the Growing School Child and Adolescent

4-Scoliosis in Adults

5-Secondary Scoliosis

6-Congenital Scoliosis

7-Background to Surgical treatment

8-Surgery in Scoliosis

9-Scoliosis Bracing

10-Advice for young patients in a plaster jacket

11-Information on Paramedical services

12-Scoliosis and Swimming

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We also have an information booklet for patients and parents and a booklet for young children called "Jamie Jacket" - describes in child's language all about the application of Plaster Jackets for infants and young children. These were produced for the Scoliosis Unit at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital by ARISE-The Scoliosis research Trust.

Please click on the links below to download the relevant information Sheet.

click here to download sheet 1 - What is Scoliosis

click here to download sheet 2 - Idiopathic Scoliosis is babies and small Children

click here to download sheet 3 - Idiopathic Scoliosis in the Growing School Child and Adolescent

click here to download sheet 4 - Scoliosis in Adults

click here to download sheet 5 - Secondary Scoliosis

click here to download sheet 6 - congenital scoliosis

click here to download sheet 7 - Background to Surgical treatment

click here to download sheet 8 - surgery in scoliosis

click here to download sheet 9 - scoliosis bracing

click here to download sheet 10 - advice for young patients in a plaster jacket

click here to download sheet 11 - access to paramedical services

click here to download fsheet 12 - scoliosis and swimming

The Following Video's/DVD's are also available to buy for 8.00 each:

*Scoliosis in Infants- A 10 minute DVD/Video explaining the need for a jacket and the process involved - in children's language.

*Scoliosis in Adolescent and Young people- A 25 minute DVD/Video describing details of the hospital stay and answers many questions about surgery, treatment and aftercare.

*"Infantile Scoliosis - A New Direction"- "Progressive Infantile Scoliosis can be corrected by early diagnosis and early referral for treatment - by using the child's growth as a powerful corrective force"

In this video, Miss Mehta describes the principles that underline her work. She also explains how to examine and treat babies and young children with Scoliosis. Families of children who have Scoliosis describe their experiences in this video.

*Scoliosis - information for young Children (includes "Jamie Jacket" plaster jacket information)







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