Mr CWFS Manning was an outstanding Orthopaedic Surgeon who developed the speciality of Scoliosis surgery at RNOHT, Stanmore
during the 1960's and early 1970's. On the research front he pioneered Costoplasty and Halo-Pelvic Traction. The latter
provided a means of correcting very severe deformities which were still presenting in the 1960's. The system enabled patients
to be up and about whilst their Scoliosis was corrected before operation.
He had a wide number of interests and also developed leg lengthening work for Children in Stanmore. He collaborated with
Philip Zorab at the Brompton Hospital to develop respiratory research in Scoliosis and thereby, developed an international
reputation in the field of Children's spinal deformities.
He was also concerned with promoting communication of research findings and improved methods of treatment between professionals
and it is hoped that the Charles Manning Award will perpetuate his interest in this field of Orthopaedics.
Criteria for the Award
The Award is open to all applicants of a Junior registrar status or similar and have an interest in the treatment of Spinal
The Award is designed to fund travel expenses for the successful applicant, up to the value of £1,000 only, to visit hospitals
or Institutes which offer treatment or research facilities in Scoliosis.
The award will be given to applicants resident in the UK and overseas every alternate year.
The successful applicant will be asked to submit a written account of the work experienced and knowledge gained, to the
Trustees of ARISE.
How to Apply for the Award
To apply for the Charles Manning Award please download the application form using the link below, complete the form and return
to the ARISE office with a full CV and covering letter. Alternatively you can contact the office who will be happy to post
an application form to you.
click here to download Application Form